Wayward Transparency
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Wayward Transparency Quilt Along {Quilt Reveal, Schedule, Sponsors and Prizes!}

I am super excited today to share lots and lots of details about the upcoming Wayward Transparency Quilt Along with you! There are a lot of details packed into this one post.

First, it is my pleasure to show you my first finished version of Wayward Transparency.

Wayward Transparency

Wayward Transparency

I used Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton in Pond (lightest), Cypress, and Bluegrass (darkest) to piece the quilt top. I have been itching to load a quilt top at a 45-degree angle on my long arm for some straight line quilting and I finally gave it a try with this quilt because I used a wide quilt backing (Ombre Scroll in Marine from BackSide Fabrics) which allowed me ample room to turn the quilt top as I pleased!

Wayward Transparency - Detail

Wayward Transparency – Detail

I pieced and quilted Wayward Transparency using 50wt Aurifil 1148 (Light Jade). The thread color is the perfect shade that splits the difference in colors in the quilt top and the quilt backing.

Wayward Transparency

Wayward Transparency

This is the On Point version of Wayward Transparency and it finishes at 68-inches square.

Wayward Transparency - A Few of the Traditional Setting Options

Wayward Transparency – A Few of the Traditional Setting Options

If you are not interested in creating an on point version during the quilt along, no worries! The quilt along also offers fabric yardage and instructions for creating a traditional setting of the design that finishes at 48-inches square. And if you are feeling indecisive? Just purchase the yardage for the On Point version and decide later if you will go with the Traditional or On Point version.

Wayward Transparency Quilt Along Schedule

You have a month to decide if you are going to join the Wayward Transparency Quilt Along. I have lots of planned tutorials that I am going to sprinkle in along the way and I have a LOT of different coloration ideas for you to consider. The full schedule looks like:

  • September 15, 2017 – Planning and Fabric Requirements
  • October 13, 2017 – Cutting Instructions
  • October 27, 2017 – Piecing #1
  • November 10, 2017 – Piecing #2
  • November 24, 2017 – Piecing #3
  • December 15, 2017-January 11, 2018 – Finishing
  • January 12, 2018-January 31, 2018 – Link Up Finishes (Quilt tops or finished quilts OK)
  • Early February 2018: Announce Prize Winners

How Do I Follow Along?

The instruction posts will contain the monthly piecing instructions as well as a link to an easily printable pdf that you can print and download.  The pdf’s will be available until the prize winners are announced in early February and then a pdf of the full pattern will be available for sale (but the instructions will always remain in the blog posts).

PDF instructions will not be sent out via e-mail. Instead, the pdf’s of the instructions will be easily downloadable directly from the blog posts.

Example Instructions & Test PDF Download
The instructions will be published within a blog post and the post will also always contain an easy to print pdf format, like the cover of the pattern that you can test download right here:

The Quilting Jetgirl Facebook Group will also be a great resource and location for you to share your photos and ask questions along the way.

Wayward Transparency Quilt Along Sponsors & Prizes

There will be over $350 in prizes available at if you choose to participate! All you have to do to have a chance to win one of these generous prizes is finish a quilt top (or the full quilt) by January 31, 2018, and link up (or email me) a photograph! Thank you so much to the generous sponsors of the Wayward Transparency Quilt Along. Details of the sponsors and what they are providing are listed below.

Backside Fabrics

BackSide Fabrics will be offering a coupon code during the planning and fabric requirements post. So if you love wide quilt backings, this will be an excellent opportunity for you to consider picking one up for the Wayward Transparency Quilt Along!

Honey, Bunny, and Doll will have several fabric bundle options available for purchase for the quilt along! They will also be offering a winner their choice of (1) pre-cut item from their Etsy Store Precut selection.

Fat Quarter Shop is offering both a discount coupon during the fabric requirements and planning blog post and (2) winners a $50 gift certificate at the link up!

Fabric Designer Sarah J is offering one winner a FQ bundle of her fabric line A Shout, a whisper, A Text. I will be sewing along during the Quilt Along using some of Sarah J’s fabrics and sharing about some of her fabrics during the planning phase; Wayward Transparency can look just as stunning in prints as it does in solids!

Cheryl from Meadow Mist Designs is offering three (3) winners their choice of (2) Meadow Mist Designs PDF patterns each!

Lorna from Sew Fresh Quilts is offering a $50 gift certificate to her Etsy store!

Leanne from Devoted Quilter will be offering a winner their choice of (2) Devoted Quilter PDF patterns.

I will be offering two (3) winners their choice of (2) Quilting Jetgirl PDF patterns.


If you have any questions regarding the Wayward Transparency Quilt Along, you can e-mail me at yvonne@quiltingjetgirl.com or leave your question in a comment below.

47 thoughts on “Wayward Transparency Quilt Along {Quilt Reveal, Schedule, Sponsors and Prizes!}

  1. kaholly says:

    Pretty exciting! I love it! I should at least be able to get it started, but I migrate south in November and will miss a month of sewing. Looking forward to it!

    1. Thank you, KaHolly, for telling me about this! I’m on board too!

  2. I love this qulit, Yvonne! I love the fabrics you chose, the thread and the quilting you went with! So cool that you got to try loading a quilt on the 45 degree angle – the quilting looks amazing! And I bet it feels even better 😉

  3. It looks like such a great quilt-along. I don’t know yet if I can participate, but I’m definitely considering it. Take care, Mary.

  4. patty says:

    This looks like a lot of fun. Can wait to break out some solids and join in!

  5. The quilt is beautiful, Yvonne, and I’m looking forward to seeing all the new versions during the QAL 🙂

  6. Cocoa Quilts says:

    Looks like it will be fun and not rushed. The PDF loading worked great!

  7. Oh, I think I’m going to join in on this one! The timing looks really good and nothing rushed. Thanks, Yvonne!

  8. Alison says:

    So excited to see everyone’s version of this quilt! It will be a fun adventure.

  9. The design and quilting are so beautiful! I can’t wait for the quilt along!

  10. Beth LaMotte says:

    Wow. The quilt is just stunning! I’m looking forward to this QAL and can’t wait to pick out fabrics.

  11. I’m very much looking forward to participating in this, Yvonne, as I have had a long-time fascination with transparency and no clear understanding of it to make it work in my designs. While it would be easiest to choose three solids, using prints sounds very intriguing too! I intend mine version to be a stash-buster. September 15 can’t arrive soon enough. Thank you for doing this!

  12. aquilterstable says:

    Pretty cool! I’ve always loved, and been impressed with, your transparency quilts!

  13. Helen says:

    No questions as yet, sensible or otherwise . This looks fun , as always your designs are very refreshing and uncluttered . I’m looking forward to taking part in this

  14. Stephanie says:

    Beautiful! I’m so busy in September, I was pleased to see this actually starts in October!

  15. Claudia says:

    That quilt is so pretty! I really want to join in the fun and I am going to try, and hopefully life isn’t going to get in the way! (I have a lot of changes happening as this starts) My mind was wandering through all the different colors this would look luscious in!

  16. This is a stunning quilt. Can’t wait to start picking fabrics! I also loved your Fresh Quilting segment on picking print fabric for transparency.

  17. I would LOVE to join in, but I can’t, sad! I will be following though and should be able start it end of the year.

  18. wannajava says:

    I would love to have a peek at this quilt in prints. Looking forward to see how to pick fabric for transparency.

  19. Laura Links says:

    Oh dear Yvonne, I was trying to resist taking on any other new projects this year, hoping to actually finish some of my WIPs. I even said no to The GypsyWife QAL and that was so hard for me, especially since it’s been on my ‘to make’ list forever and I actually own the pattern. But I can’t resist making a transparency quilt with YOU. So, I’ve written your schedule down in my Quilter’s Planner and I’ll definitely be sewing along!

  20. I’m in the QAL. Hugh might just have a bit less personal care time!!!

  21. cblanco46 says:

    Love this quilt. Hoping to make the time to follow along. Gorgeous

  22. Omg! It’s à beautiful modern quilt! Very interesting QAL!

  23. jayne says:

    You did it! What a beautiful design Yvonne! I’m hoping I’ll be able to join in the fun with this QAL! I love the colors you picked….you are good….so good!

  24. Paula S. Pike says:

    Yvonne, I’m so excited for your QAL. I love the 45 degree angle on the quilting, it just adds to the design. I’m crazy, I admit it but I MUST make this quilt. I love the colors your showing it in but will wait to see some of your other suggestions.

  25. I can’t wait to play along. But now I have to decide on a layout — you blew my mind offering other layouts LOL. But I think I’m leaning toward the original On Point layout.

  26. Transparency quilts amaze me… this one is no exception! If only I had time for every QAL that catches my eye! Thanks for linking up with TGIFF @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge!

  27. LOVE how you quilted this! It almost looks like it shimmers. I’m looking forward to seeing what everyone makes. 🙂

  28. Lisa says:

    I’m looking forward to all the learning about transparencies that will happen with this quilt along.

  29. Diane M says:

    I’ve never participated in a QAL but this one is hard to resist.

  30. Christine S says:

    I really want to join this one! Fingers crossed 🙂

  31. I love all of your transparency work.
    The setting options make my eyes see blurry! Yet another fun optical illusion.
    I never thought about how you would have to load a quilt on the long-arm on point to get diagonal lines. Hmmm. Clever.

  32. Ruth says:

    Loving the idea of this one – thanks a million for this!

  33. Kathy Slaughter Cummings says:

    I may have missed something…is the quiltalong free?
    I love your quilts and your colors!!
    Thank you.

  34. sue7oaks says:

    I’ve spent the weekend rummaging around in my stash and emerged with fabrics that I hope will be successful for this project. I can’t wait to get started now – plenty to do till then…

  35. Beautiful colors and quilting, Yvonne! Looking forward to the QAL!

  36. Annette says:

    I am so in! This is something I’ve been wanting to try and I’m so excited!

  37. Michelle Johnston says:

    Ooh…looks fun! Will try to play along!

  38. Hoping to join you in this one Yvonne! The schedule looks very do-able, thank you! You know how I love shadow quilts, and your transparency ones are a close second! Love love the colour palette of this first one.

  39. Thx for the detailed plan and ample notice, Yvonne. Your quilt is beautiful in those serene blue-greens, but I look forward to seeing what palettes the QAL participants come up with, too! : )

  40. I’m excited about the Transparency, but when I tried several times to follow by email I kept getting an error message. Can this be fixed?

  41. Awesome looking quilt!!!! Love the transparency look!

  42. Brandy says:

    I participated last year so I’m all in. Can’t wait to get started!! Thank you for all you do to make it possible.

  43. TinaC says:

    This looks like fun….I will be participating!

  44. Kellie Warren says:

    Was something going to be emailed to us? I received no email. I wanted to do mine on point and was wondering how much fabric to order.

    1. Hello Kellie,

      As I mentioned in this post, the instruction posts will contain the monthly piecing instructions as well as a link to an easily printable pdf that you can print and download. The pdf’s will be available until the prize winners are announced in early February and then a pdf of the full pattern will be available for sale (but the instructions will always remain in the blog posts).

      PDF instructions will not be sent out via e-mail. Instead, the pdf’s of the instructions will be easily downloadable directly from the blog posts.

      To get the instructions, you will need to follow my blog. You can download PDFs during the quilt along within each new post. The fabric requirements can be found here (and there is a link to download the PDF within the post):


      Kind regards,

  45. Lea says:

    How absolutely stunning.

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