I now offer the pattern in PDF and Print. The PDF comes with ALL the alphabet templates so you can personalize the quilt plus the templates for the actual applique shown in the quilt sample. The Print Booklet has templates of the quilt applique shown in the sample (my quilt). All templates in PDF and Print are full size. Here are the links for the pattern:
Laser Cut Update:
This pattern uses a couple different approaches to applique. Last month I had an interview with Pat Sloan and I talked about offering laser cut applique option… The first company I checked into was far too expensive in my opinion so I’m still on the hunt to see if I can offer something reasonable. I will update you here if I find a suitable alternative. If you haven’t prepared fusible applique yourself, it’s quite easy and I have a little tutorial on prepping the letters to help you.
Throughout the Block of the Month I shared some tutorials ~ you can find them easily here:
Classes and Fabric Kits:
There are some shops running classes for the Dear Daughter Quilt and a couple are offering kits. You need to contact the shops direct and the kits are most likely limited.
Dear Daughter BOM classes/kits
Stitchin’ Heaven, Mineola, TX (offers kits!)
The Cary Quilting Company, Cary, North Carolina
Bernina Sewing Center Lake Mary Florida
Homespun Hearth (offers kits!) Monument Colorado
QuiltnBee Cache, Oklahoma
If you’ve followed my progress, you probably know that I decided to hand quilt with pearl cotton, I’m not sure I was of right mind when I made that decision (haha)… it probably came from my fear of machine quilting (I’m slowly getting over that by the way!) but no matter what the motivation… big stitch quilting was the direction I went in!
The batting I used (Warm Company, Soft and Bright) allowed for 10″ between stitching which is more than I needed but I was happy that I had the flexibility to have some open spaces if need be.
I took some close up photos for you. I mainly stitched straight lines and circles…
I outlined the applique flowers so they would stand out :)These x’s are perfect (and fun!) for filling in areas when you want to add a little something in an awkward area.
I used a wide back fabric for the back of my quilt. Here are a couple pics from the back side!