Oh Happy Day, November 2016

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Oh Happy Day is a playful exploration of traditional blocks in a very non-traditional layout. The design aims to create a feeling of transition from the upper left to the lower right with a feeling of movement and dissonance along the way. The quilt offers an opportunity to practice precision piecing, and the graphic two-tone design allows for easy adaptation to individual tastes while offering plenty of quilting space.  

 

In her earlier career, Yvonne worked as an aerospace engineer until April 2014 when she radically redesigned her life to focus on her physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. Her company name, Quilting Jetgirl, is a blend of her professional histories and the tagline "Sewing at the Speed of Sound" is a nod to her work on the second privately funded (non-government) vehicle to break the sound barrier. She has been quilting for 20+ years and credits quilting with helping her feel balanced and connected to both her local hometown community and a larger global community. Her pattern writing is heavily influenced by her technical background, and she strongly believes that:

  • You are creative.
  • Nobody and nothing is perfect: You are doing your best work right now.
  • The secret to success is to show up, try, learn, modify, and repeat.
  • We all sew at the speed of sound; sometimes it will sound faster than others. 

Copyright © 2016 by Yvonne Fuchs. Used with permission by the Modern Quilt Guild. All rights reserved. This pattern or any portion thereof may not be reproduced, sold, commercialized or distributed in any manner whatsoever without the express written permission of Yvonne Fuchs.