2016 QuiltCon Magazine Cover - Featuring Sunburst by Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl
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2016 QuiltCon Magazine Cover

Last May, during one of my Quilt Design A Day (QDAD) kicks (I go through spurts of doing QDAD once a day), the inspiration image was an underwater photograph looking up at a scuba diver into the sun, showcasing streaks of sunlight sometimes captured in underwater photography. I love the water, my favorite color is blue, and I think you all know at this point that I can not seem to resist playing with transparency in my designs. The inspiration photo and color palette had all of the things I love: water and rich, tonal blues. I started playing with transparency ideas, and the design for Sunburst was born.

In September, I submitted Sunburst for consideration in the QuiltCon Magazine, and I was thrilled and excited when it was accepted. A few weeks ago I was honored to learn that Sunburst and a beautiful quilt made by Silvia @A Stranger View were being considered as options for the cover for the 2016 QuiltCon Magazine cover. And then I received some very exciting news earlier this week: Sunburst was selected for the cover of the 2016 QuiltCon Magazine.

2016 QuiltCon Magazing Cover - Featuring Sunburst by Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl

2016 QuiltCon Magazine Cover – Featuring Sunburst by Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl

The 2016 QuiltCon Magazine will be on newstands for purchase beginning March 1st, and I will share the online store link with you when it is available. For those of you attending QuiltCon, I believe you will be able to purchase the magazine there in person.

I was so excited to have Sunburst be my first quilt pattern published in a magazine, and I am stunned that it also made the cover. Thank you so much to everyone who voted.

I cannot wait to see Sunburst on display at QuiltCon in Pasadena in just a few more weeks!

47 thoughts on “2016 QuiltCon Magazine Cover

  1. Sew says:

    Congratulations, Im sure its just the beginning of wonderful things for 2016 🙂

  2. Mary says:

    Hooray! Hooray! Hooray! It’s gorgeous.

  3. Liz says:

    Yay!! Congratulations Yvonne!!

  4. Amy L says:

    Congratulations, Yvonne! What an honor to add to your accomplishments. Sunburst is beautiful; it glows. Enjoy the accolades. You deserve them.

  5. Paige says:

    Congratulations Yvonne! I am so happy for you! That is fantastic news!

  6. Congratulations Yvonne, that is wonderful news! Your quilt looks stunning on the cover. I love the way you quilted it – the quilting is the perfect compliment to the design!

  7. Shauna says:

    Congrats!! It is beautiful and we’ll deserving of the cover shot

  8. Liz Horgan says:


  9. That’s fabulous, Yvonne. If they do have the magazine at QuiltCon, I’ll have to track you down for an autograph!

    1. kittywilkin says:

      What a great idea! I want an autographed copy, too! 😉

  10. Audrey says:

    YAY!! This is the best kind of news! I’m thrilled for you! And I’ll definitely be buying a copy. 🙂

  11. acbeier71 says:

    Congratulations, Yvonne!! A well-deserved honor. Enjoy!!

  12. Barbara says:

    Congratulations, Yvonne!

  13. Jayne Willis says:

    That is great news! Congratulations! It looks beautiful on the cover!

  14. Yvonne, that is too wonderful – it is a really fabulous design, and I’m thrilled for you and for everyone that we get to see it on the cover of a really amazing publication! Quilting is SOOO awesome, isn’t it!

  15. kittywilkin says:

    Congratulations!!! How exciting is that!? It’s a gorgeous quilt and pattern, most skillfully executed. A well deserved honor indeed!

  16. Miriam says:

    Congratulations! What a fabulous way for Jet Girl to blast off the new year!!! I hope there are many more stars like this one in your galaxy!!! You always inspire me with your intriguing designs.

  17. Congrats, Yvonne! I haven’t bought a QuiltCon magazine in the past (it makes me sad that I can’t be there), but I think this one will be my first. Love the inspiration story…. and that it looks like a transparency qulit that I could actually handle making!

  18. Yvonne, I want you to know that I am giving you a standing ovation and clapping like mad for you! Congratulations! As so many others have already commented, this is just the beginning step in a fantastic path of new adventures for you! Our main computer is messing up big time and my lap top is so old it does not do much, but I will try and do a post and include a picture about your great achievement if I get your approval (of course)! Plus, I will buy the magazine for sure! Have a Super Duper Fantastic creative day! Congratulations Yvonne, again …I am so thrilled for you!

  19. That’s so exciting, Yvonne! Congratulations!

  20. Debbie says:

    oh that’s pretty cool! Good for you!

  21. Pam says:

    Congratulations! Your quilt looks beautiful on the cover! Love the blue transparency!

  22. Sally says:

    Congratulations, that’s brilliant news! And I think this might be my favourite quilt of yours, love the blues, but now you’ve mentioned its name I could imagine it looking stunning in yellows too.

  23. Congratulations! This is well deserved, it’s beautiful!!

  24. Janequiltsslowly says:

    I get the feeling this is the start of a very big year for you. Congratulations on being a cover girl!

  25. quiltyhabit says:

    Congrats, friend!! <333

  26. Ruthb says:

    Congratulations cover girl! That is so exciting!

  27. Little Black Cat Quilting says:

    Oh, how exciting Yvonne! Congrats on getting the cover spot! 🙂

  28. Karen says:

    Totally amazing quilt, cover AND quilter! Well deserved!! You will be a QuiltCon celebrity this year 🙂

  29. Cindy says:

    Congrats Yvonne!!!!!

  30. So cool Yvonne!! Many, many congratulations from Oz xxxxx

  31. Renee says:

    Yay!!! I’m so excited about this and how soon QuiltCon is! I’m tempted to start a countdown, but think I’ll wait until Feb 1st.

  32. Jan O says:

    Congratulations – well deserved!

  33. Vera says:

    It’s great to see your designer’s progress! This is fantastic accomplishment! Congrats!

  34. WooHoo!!! So excited for you. Wish QuiltCon was in Austin again so that I could go and see your quilt in person.

  35. Congratulations! It’s an awesome quilt. I wish we could get the magazine around here.

  36. Congrats on your beautiful quilt, wonderful pattern, and great cover shot! I see that they are also kitting this quilt, so exciting!

  37. Lisa says:

    Congratulations Yvonne! It’s such a beautiful quilt and looks stunning on the cover. I’m looking forward to the link in March.

  38. Jasmine says:

    Oh, wow! That is so exciting. I am so happy for you.

  39. Kaja says:

    Way to go, Yvonne! This is well-deserved recognition.

  40. I am doing a happy dance for you! Cover girl! You will need lots of copies for your mum, etc. 🙂
    I also see that your quilt can be bought as a kit. I think that is pretty cool too!

  41. Cassandra says:

    Congratulations, Yvonnne! All of your transparency work is amazing!

  42. Bravo! that is stunning and so very very deserving of the cover!

  43. Christine Sherman says:

    Big congrats to you! It truly is beautiful!

  44. Congratulations! It’s an honor that you truly deserve!

  45. Mary Ellen says:

    It’s absolutely beautiful. Question though. Are corrections to the pattern in the magazine available? The yardages required and the cutting chart are off. Also, the Kona colors listed are shades of aquamarine but the photo is more purply blue. I’m still making this one. My best friend, a non-quilter, saw the magazine and fell in love with it. This will be her Christmas gift. Thank you for the inspiration!

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