One week from today, on July 1st, I will be unveiling the design along with the first set of instructions for my free Snowflake Shimmer Quilt Along!
The Snowflake Shimmer quilt is a 72 ½ʺ x 88 ½ʺ generous lap / twin size quilt top, and the Fat Quarter Shop will be selling fabric bundles for 2 different colorways.
As I mentioned previously, my inspiration for this quilt comes from my husband, who has been known to capture and photograph snowflakes using a chilled microscope, macroscopic photography, and a lot of patience. The photos above are a sampling of his frost and snowflake photography.
I am putting some finishing touches on the instructions. I timed myself during each section of the QAL, so I will be able to tell you how long I took to create the sample quilt. I also have a list of tutorials I can suggest or write for each new section of work.
I am dreaming up fun quilting motifs. This is going to be so much fun!
To stay up to date, 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. I want to make sure sure your favorite way to interact is available; so if there is a method you would prefer (email, comments on my blog, Facebook group, Instagram comments…), just use what is comfortable. And if you don’t see your preference, let me know!
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)
There have been some questions about the link ups; if you do not have a blog or have difficulty linking your post, you are welcome to email me or leave a comment and I will make sure you are included in the random drawing for giveaways at the close of each linkup.
Snowflake Shimmer Quilt Along Sponsors
I would like to thank the generous sponsors of the Snowflake Shimmer Quilt Along, who are providing over $600 worth of giveaway prizes during the event!
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!
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!
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!
Lorna @Sew Fresh Quilts is giving away one PDF pattern at each link 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.
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!
7 thoughts on “Final Countdown!”
Can’t believe the 1st is next week – so looking forward to this!
I can’t wait till the big reveal next week! Just curious will it be beginner friendly?
Good Morning Yvonne! I am so excited to be doing this quilt along with you and oh my goodness all of these other wonderful people who have been signing up also! Yipee….the more the merrier! I am discovering that I really enjoy quilt along’s. LOL Plus, oh so excited to find out what fabric/color selections to go with? When will the 1st ever get here? Thank you for hosting this and doing all of the hard work that I know has to go into designing, proofing, contacting suppliers and so much more! I know I really and totally appreciate every thing that you have done and will continue to do up until the end! Have a fantastic creative day!
Another QAL I’m looking forward to 🙂 Thanks for hosting!
How exciting! Your husband’s photography is awesome! No wonder it inspired this design.
Looking forward to next week. We’ll be going on a 10-day vacation on 7/2 but you seem to allow enough time between steps that I can catch up. Those photos that your husband took are very striking.
Your husband’s photos look amazing and you seem to be incredibly well prepared with this so I’m sure it’s going to be a huge success.