Quilt Math: Design to Components

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In each issue of the MQG Journal this year, Yvonne Fuchs will be sharing an important behind-the-scenes aspect of quilt pattern writing: quilt math. In this article, we are going to work through the process Yvonne used to go from the design of the MQG quilt of the month pattern, Oh Happy Day, and move from design decisions to the fabric components needed. Most importantly, Yvonne shares how she stays organized as she works through this process.

Whether you're writing patterns for sale or for yourself, you won't want to miss the tips and tricks Yvonne will share in this series!

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Yvonne is a former aerospace engineer turned modern quilter, designer, and technical editor. She was introduced to quilting by her paternal grandmother in high school when her grandmother offered to hand quilt a twin-size quilt to use in her college dorm room if Yvonne made the quilt top. Now, 25 years later, Yvonne has developed a style that bridges her technical background and love of bold color, specializing in transparency color play and bold, geometric designs. Yvonne’s quilts have been featured in numerous national and international magazines, quilt shows, and Modern Quilts: Designs of the New Century. She lives on the big island of Hawaii with her husband.

You can follow her creative journey on her blog, www.quiltingjetgirl.com, or on Instagram @quiltingjetgirl.