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.
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!
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.
This is the On Point version of Wayward Transparency and it finishes at 68-inches square.
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 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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or leave your question in a comment below.