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Coming Soon! Snowflake Shimmer QAL

I live in California, at the very southern end of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, and the mountain town that I live in is affectionately known as “The Land of Four Seasons”. My husband and I look forward to the winter snow, and my husband has been known to capture and photograph snowflakes using a chilled microscope, macroscopic photography, and a lot of patience. Inspired by the beautiful snowflakes he has photographed, I wanted to create a snowflake quilt design that would keep me warm on the cold winter nights using techniques that would keep the quilt accessible to all levels of quilters.

The FREE Snowflake Shimmer Quilt Along will yield a 72 ½ʺ x 88 ½ʺ lap size quilt top. The quilt along will NOT be a mystery quilt, and I will be unveiling the design along with the first set of instructions on July 1st!

Snowflake Shimmer Quilt Along

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Snowflake Shimmer Quilt Along Schedule

Friday, July 1st – Snowflake Shimmer Quilt Along Opens (Fabric Selection)
Friday, July 22nd – Snowflake Shimmer QAL Linkup #1
Friday, July 29th – Snowflake Shimmer QAL (Fabric Preparation Post)
Friday, August 5th – Snowflake Shimmer QAL Linkup #2
Friday August 12th – Snowflake Shimmer QAL (Piecing Instructions #1)
Friday August 19th – Snowflake Shimmer QAL Linkup #3
Friday August 26th – Snowflake Shimmer QAL (Piecing Instructions #2)
Friday September 2nd – Snowflake Simmer QAL Linkup #4
Friday September 9th – Snowflake Shimmer QAL (Finishing Details)

Friday September 23rd – Snowflake Shimmer QAL Linkup #5 (Final Linkup for Finished Quilts)

I am so grateful to all the sponsors for the Snowflake Shimmer Quilt Along! Check out the awesome giveaways you can be eligible to win by simply quilting along and linking up:

Michael Miller Fabrics

Michael Miller Fabrics generously donated fabric for the sample quilt and a second quilt that I will be making along with you during the Quilt Along.


Aurifil is giving away one 10 small spool, 50 wt cotton thread collection at each link up!

Meadow Mist Designs

Cheryl @Meadow Mist Designs is giving away one PDF pattern of the winner’s choice at each link up, and 2 patterns of the winner’s choice for the final link up!


Lorna @Sew Fresh Quilts is giving away one PDF pattern at each link up!

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Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl is giving away one PDF pattern of the winner’s choice at each link up, and 2 patterns of the winner’s choice for the final link up!


The Fat Quarter Shop will be carrying curated bundles of fabric for the quilt along (details coming July 1st!) and giving away a $25 gift certificate at the 2nd and 5th link ups!

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Oliso will be giving away an iron in the final (5th) linkup!

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Lara @Buzzin Bumble is giving away a copy of her Crafted Applique in the final (5th) linkup!

To stay up to date and join in on the fun, please consider joining my Quilting Jetgirl Facebook group. The Facebook group will be a fun place to share pictures, ask questions, and post finishes of Quilting Jetgirl patterns and tutorials as well as a home for discussions on the Snowflake Shimmer Quilt Along.

The pattern is written and in final stages of peer review, I am having fun putting the sample quilt top together, and I am really looking forward to sewing along with you starting on July 1st. Will you be joining me?

Linking up with Main Crush Monday and Let’s Bee Social.

33 thoughts on “Coming Soon! Snowflake Shimmer QAL

  1. This sounds like a great way to stay cool during the hot summer months. 🙂 I’m looking forward to seeing your design and the quilt we’ll be making!

  2. Lisa says:

    Yeah Yvonne: I’m looking forward to doing this quilt along with you….and have my eye on some fabric already….it’s going to be a really hot and humid summer here this year so maybe sewing some snowflakes will help to cool things down.

    1. Lisa says:

      Whoops! That’s supposed to say Yay! Like Hurray!

  3. Angela P says:

    Sounds fun. Can’t wait to see what you have for us to work on 🙂

  4. Ruth says:

    Looking forward to it!

  5. Jayne Willis says:

    I’m excited to see the quilt! The snowflake theme has me very interested.! A free quilt along doesn’t happen often!!

  6. Oooh! I told myself that I wouldn’t be participating in any QALs this year, but I might have to break that rule. Can’t wait to see your reveal on July 1st!

  7. Lara B. says:

    This is really exciting Yvonne! Snowflakes are endlessly fascinating and I’m looking forward to seeing how you’ve translated them into a quilt design. I know it will be wonderful! I’m having a hard time not shopping for fabric yet, LOL.

  8. yanicka says:

    can’t wait to see

  9. Can’t wait to see!!

  10. Sounds interesting Yvonne, I will have to check back once the QAL is live. What a wonderful thought to find inspiration in a hobby that your husband has.

  11. Rochelle Summers says:

    I’m looking forward to this project. You have such generous and supportive sponsors. Can’t wait to see how it will look.

  12. Karen says:

    What fun, Yvonne! You’ve definitely got my attention 🙂

  13. Jeri Niksich says:

    Will this QAL be beginner friendly? I haven’t learned (or even attempted) sewing any type of curves. Otherwise this sound like a lot of fun.

  14. I am so excited for the start of your quilt along!!

  15. Count me in! I can’t resist a good QAL and I don’t have any winter themed quilts so this will be perfect!!

  16. Abigail says:

    Sounds great Yvonne. Count me in!! Really looking forward to seeing the snowflakes and would live to see some of your husband’s photogrpahy!

  17. Can’t wait to see what you are up to…sounds fun!

  18. I am really looking forward to this quilt along! Thank you for doing all of the hard work in designing, prepping the face book area and well anything and everything that goes along with hosting a quilt along! I am already trying to guess at what fabrics I will be using; of course, it is useless with having nothing to go on. LOL. Until then, I will continue to read your blog posts and see what other awesome things you are doing! Have a fantastic creative day!

  19. I will definitely be joining you!! Sounds like fun.

  20. Tish says:

    Super excited to sew along!

  21. Paige says:

    Sounds exciting! Looking forward to seeing more!

  22. helen says:

    OOOh, so tempted. Small matter of a wedding quilt needing finished. First anniversary present perhaps? Maybe I could multi task and then play catch up.

    1. helen says:

      given this ample consideration. I’m in

  23. Kate says:

    Sounds like a great way to add some chill to the summer months.

  24. Teje says:

    Hi! I already love this! How exciting that your fb is taking microscopic photos from snowflakes! I really want to join this, but summer is grazy busy time here, so if I can’t sew at least I shall enjoy following you and others. x Teje

  25. Jennifer says:

    Making this quilt will remind me of the 23 years I spent living and loving Colorado. Thanks you!

  26. Sandra says:

    Snow in July! Sounds like fun! I plan to be there 🙂

  27. Bonnie in Va says:

    What a great line up. I’m anxious to see the design evolve. Now, whether I can actually join you is questionable as I’m moving June 28th or so. Studio will be packed for at least the first week or two. I can play catch up though!

  28. Jasmine says:

    That sounds really neat! (I didn’t know it was possible to photograph snowflakes like that.)

  29. Vera says:

    I was wondering where your post is when I noticed is says JULY :-)))

  30. Susan Spiers says:

    WOW! Looking forward to this one-beautiful snowflake pics!

  31. I know I’m not going to manage to join in but I am looking forward to following along with this one, I love snowflakes!

I really appreciate the time and thought you take to comment, and I look forward to conversing with you. :)