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