Skip to content

Chapter 2 ~ Dear Daughter Quilt

Hello Everybody!

I’m excited to be getting into Chapter 2 of our quilt~a~long!  If you’re just joining in you can find the original post here with all the information.  I’m making my quilt for my daughters and with them in mind… here is Chapter 2!

dear daughter block of the month

dear daughter quilt

Chapter 2 has gone out to subscribers, so if you’ve already subscribed in my shop and did not receive it in your email please contact me @ so we can verify your email address.

You can find the pattern

 in MY SHOP!

EACH CHAPTER includes:

  • Pattern ~ for all Chapter blocks
  • Templates ~ including entire alphabet to make your own text
  • Technique Instruction
  • Sneak Peek into next month (for the overachievers in the bunch!)

Now, I have a couple of exciting tid-bits to share with my quilt-a-long subscribers!!!!

We have

Two Generous Sponsors for the 2016 Dear Daughter BOM Quilt-a-Long!

International Subscribers are eligible too!

Fat Quarter Shop

Fat Quarter Shop

Every Month 1 Lucky winner will receive a $25 gift certificate from Fat Quarter Shop!

(see my fabric links at the end of this post!)


The Warm Company

Every Month 2 Lucky winners will receive Steam-a-Seam Lite 2 from The Warm Company!

I’m picking random winners from the subscriber list and

The winners for February Are…

Fat Quarter Shop $25 ~ Jackie B. 

The Warm Company products ~ Debra G. & Pam R.

I will be in touch via email!  Yay!

Here are Chapter 1 and 2 together:

dear daughter quilt

You can see how they will fit into the quilt top in the image below… Every chapter of the Dear Daughter Quilt will be a different size to fit into the unusual layout…

dear daughter quilt chapter 1 & 2

dear-daughter-quilt-36A little bit about this Chapter…

For the text applique in this block I prepared my applique text the same way as in Chapter 1 with Steam-a-Seam Lite 2, and for the applique stitch I used Aurifil 50 wt and matched my colors to the applique.  (Find thread & colors here)


The butterfly in this chapter is done using the needle-turn applique method.  Turned applique is my favorite, whatever the method (needle-turn, freezer paper etc) it’s just so pretty!

Here’s how I prepared my needle-turn butterfly.

Trace the templates right onto the fabric using a removable marker (whichever one works for fabric color).  Trim fabric leaving 1/4″ seam allowance.  Center the trimmed fabric parts and baste bottom layer lightly in place with fabric glue or a couple basting stitches.  I used Roxanne basting glue and carefully placed a couple spots of glue to tac fabric in place at least  1/4″ inside the marked edges of all my wings so I still had room to turn my edges under.


Starting with the wings (bottom layer)  I finger pressed along the marked line, then put my needle through applique piece only, coming up right on the line. Make sure you coordinate your thread to your applique piece ~ (50 wt thread is good)


Stitch around edge of applique.  Insert needle in background fabric right next to exit thread (on applique piece) take a bite out of the background and then come up catching the edge of the applique right on the drawn line.  Trim seam allowance to scant 1/4″ as you go (if necessary) and cut notches out of seam allowance at the rounded corers.  Use your needle to turn the 1/4″ seam under as you go in a counter clockwise motion.


After the bottom layer of wings are done repeat with the next layer of shapes.  Add the body and spots…

needle turn applique

So fun!

dear daughter quilt chapter

dear daughter quiltRemember, I’m providing the entire alphabet so you can create whatever text you like and with a little creativity you can gear your quilt for whomever you like!  Check out Sandi’s boy version of Chapter 1, look how she made the petals into a gear… genius! Thanks for sharing Sandi!

boy version dear daughter quiltThis made me wonder about a Man version, so I played with the idea for Chapter 1 & 2, I removed the flower and butterfly then doubled up the block on the right…  I also lopped off the rounded edge of the epp flower petal ~ changed the colors, added some song lyrics and… I think it looks pretty good!

mens quilt

Lastly,  I’ve been getting some fabric questions, and since Fat Quarter Shop is so generous to sponsor this quilt I thought I’d link to a couple fabrics each month that are in my quilt blocks ~ so if you are interested in finding them you can just check out the links below!

I used a lot of different scraps but I’ve also used several fabrics from:

True Colors

Rhoda Ruth


Kaffe Classics

You can also…

Check out my newly curated bundle


at The Fat Quarter Shop!

fat quarter bundle



Related Posts:

4 thoughts on “Chapter 2 ~ Dear Daughter Quilt”

  1. The 1st chapter was fun. Sandi’s boy version is coming along nicely. Mine seems dowdy to me just because my daughter likes the drearier colors! I think I’m going to leave some blank areas because my Buddha saying won’t work in the Chapter 2 area. That’s ok because I’m thinking of doing some Perle cotton quilting and/or embroidery so it will work to have some open space. Is there somewhere to post our project? I’m not too savvy about that! Thanks

  2. Hi it is Angie. I am from Iowa. I am having fun with this quilt and learning lots of fun new techniques. I love your style.of It modern and your ideas. Not a silly twist of a old block. Thanks

Hello! Welcome and thanks for stopping by. Please join in the conversation... and share where you're visiting from! :)