Fabrication Block by Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl for the OLFA 40th Anniversary Quilt and Quilt Along
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Fabrication {OLFA 40th Anniversary Quilt Along}

Today, it is my pleasure to share about the special block I designed to be included in the OLFA 40th Anniversary Quilt and Quilt Along.

OLFA Creates Quilt Along, photography by Kitty Wilkin

OLFA Creates Quilt Along, photography by Kitty Wilkin

When I shared the OLFA 40th anniversary celebration quilt a few weeks ago, I think many of you were able to quickly hone in on the block I designed. It’s my pleasure to introduce the Fabrication Block today, which can be seen just under 1979 in the second row in the quilt above.

Fabrication Block by Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl for the OLFA 40th Anniversary Quilt and Quilt Along

Fabrication Block by Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl for the OLFA 40th Anniversary Quilt and Quilt Along

I began quilting in high school and I started using an OLFA rotary cutter and cutting mat from the very beginning. I also happened to use OLFA rotary cutters and box cutters heavily in my time working in the aerospace engineering industry. Both when I worked for NASA and for a prototype aircraft company, I worked with composite materials, and OLFA rotary cutters were important daily tools.

To honor how my professional lives have been influenced by OLFA over the years, I created an applique block with an aircraft silhouette. Behind the airplane is a circle which can be viewed as a moon (another nod to my space background) or also viewed as a rotary cutting blade, which is used across such a wide array of industries.

To get the full tutorial to make your own Fabrication Block, you can find it on the OLFA Creates Quilt Along page today. If you make your own Fabrication Block, I would love to see your version, so tag me @quiltingjetgirl and be sure to use #FabricationBlock when sharing on social media.

14 thoughts on “Fabrication {OLFA 40th Anniversary Quilt Along}

  1. Anne Hayward says:

    Congratulations I love your block, just perfect it sums you up perfectly xxx

  2. I love how personal your block is! Thank you for sharing it with us, and congrats on getting to make one of the blocks.

  3. Carole says:

    Yes, it was an easy guess to pick out your block! It’s so perfectly you! As usual, I love hearing the story behind the design. 🙂

  4. Brenda Ackerman says:

    Hello Yvonne, Your block is a wonderful match for you. You did a fantastic job at creating this air craft and the moon behind it. Thank you for sharing the details of your choice and where to get the download. I am very glad that they chose you to be one of the quilters to create a block. It is a great honor! Have a fantastic day!

  5. Clever block Yvonne! Love the duality in the symbolism.

  6. Pink mat and a blue jet for the win! I love this block and, it is just perfect. That quilt is quite something!

  7. jayne says:

    I love how you tie many of your ideas to your ‘previous’ lifes work. It has obviously been a huge influence and factor with much of your ‘current’ life. You brought the best of both worlds into this block!

  8. Julie Vogel says:

    Great job as usual! You are so good at tying the different aspects of your life together.

  9. Hmmm, I never really thought about Olfa being utilized by other industries. That is interesting. Great job with the block and love the symbolism and meaning behind it.

  10. Jasmine @ Quilt Kisses says:

    I loved reading the meaning behind your block as well as seeing your block itself.

  11. Patty says:

    Great block! Such a fun overall quilt.

  12. Kaja says:

    I agree with the other comments – this does seem very ‘you’. I love my Olfa cutters and am fascinated to think that it’s not just sewers who use them.

  13. Such a fun block! The entire quilt is full of great designs and all of the blocks go together very well.

  14. It’s so you! What a cool block!

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