Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Villa Rosa Blog Hop

Hillside Charm becomes Springtime Charm

Hello! I am Joy from Shout4Joy Quilter and I am taking part in Villa Rosa's Blog Hop - an adventure worth exploring! Lots of bloggers, with even more giveaways, all highlighting five delightful Villa Rosa patterns (click on the link to grab your own!). Read to the bottom of the post to find out how you can win some of the prizes!

For the blog hop I chose to use the Hillside Charm pattern and Abbi Mays Fabric Shop supplied the fabric for my sample. They are a local quilt shop that has lots of happy fabrics. I also teach in-person classes in their classroom!

As we are in the midst of winter in Michigan, the Pocket Full of Sunshine Panel and fabrics by Blank gave us a vision of springtime to come. I chose to use nine sixth yard cuts for the pattern, adding Riley Blake Peas Texture for the frames.

I pulled out my handy-dandy Stipology ruler and got cutting! Since I didn't have charm squares, this made the cutting go lickety-split!

I trimmed the panel to size and got to sewing. Everything goes together so smoothly with Villa Rosa patterns! The only warning I will give you for this pattern is to make sure you check your 1/4" so that the pieces all come together as you have a lot of seams happening in those borders!

Next up was mounting the quilt on the frame and quilting it. Since the center of the quilt has swirls and butterflies and flowers, I wanted a whimsical, but more geometric design for the quilting, so I chose to use Lazy Logs from Intelligent Quilting. It quilts out beautifully and adds great texture to the quilt.

I chose to use the stripe for binding - who doesn't like a striped binding? I even cut the binding on the bias so it had even more movement (I seldom do that, but it needed to be bias, don't you think?). Using my walking foot helps to keep the binding from stretching when I sew it to the quilt.

So - here is Springtime Charm - doesn't it brighten your winter day?

I will be giving away one Pocket Full of Sunshine Quilt Panel, compliments of Abbi Mays Fabric Shop, to one lucky commenter, keep reading!

Check out the other blogs for more chances to win (some of them have their own giveaways):


Michelle Cain at http://frombolttobeauty.blogspot.com

Kathleen McCormick at https://www.kathleenmcmusing.com


Wendy Tuma at https://www.piecefulthoughts.com

Diann Bottrell at https://littlepenguinquilts.blogspot.com


Tricia Maloney at https://quiltwithaview.blogspot.com

Sandra Walker at https://www.mmmquilts.com

Cheryl Parker at https://cherylsteapots2quilting.blogspot.com

Leanne Parsons at https://www.devotedquilter.com


Bernie Kringel at https://needleandfoot.com

Joy Lamphere at https://shout4joy-shouting.blogspot.com


Julie Cefalu at https://thecraftyquilter.com

Jo Kramer at http://www.joscountryjunction.com

Cindy Pieters at https://www.stitchinathome.com


Prizes from these sponsors:

Moda Fabrics
Hoffman California Fabrics
Timeless Treasures Fabrics
Creative Grids
Gypsy Quilter
Electric Quilt
Quilts of Valor

For your chance to win, comment on this post by midnight (US EST), January 29 with your favorite springtime flower (I'm craving spring and flowers about now!). 

NOTE: only USA commenters are eligible for the panel giveway.



Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Villa Rosa Blog Hop!

Over the next week Villa Rosa Designs is hosting a Blog Hop, showcasing 5 of their patterns. I will be one of the participants, so make sure to check back next week on January 24 when I reveal my quilt!

There will be MANY giveaways, so follow along with each blogger!

Giveaway Sponsors:

1.        VRD

2.        Moda

3.        Benartex

4.        Timeless Treasures

5.        Creative Grids (through Checker)

6.        The Gypsy Quilter (through Checker)

7.        Annie’s Publishing

8.        Hoffman

9.        Electric Quilts

           Banyan Batiks

11       Quilts of Valor Foundation

        Participating Blogs:

1.    https://villarosaquilts.com

2.    Michelle Cain at http://frombolttobeauty.blogspot.com

3.    Kathleen McCormick at https://www.kathleenmcmusing.com

4.    https://scottfortunoff.com

5.    Wendy Tuma at https://www.piecefulthoughts.com

6.    Diann Bottrell at https://littlepenguinquilts.blogspot.com

7.    https://www.keepsakequilting.com/blogs/keepsake-quilting-blog

8.    Tricia Maloney at https://quiltwithaview.blogspot.com

9.    Sandra Walker at https://www.mmmquilts.com

10.  Cheryl Parker at https://cherylsteapots2quilting.blogspot.com

11.  Leanne Parsons at https://www.devotedquilter.com

12.  https://www.qovf.org

13.  Bernie Kringel at https://needleandfoot.com

14.  Joy Lamphere at https://shout4joy-shouting.blogspot.com

15.  https://doyoueq.com/blog

16.  Julie Cefalu at https://thecraftyquilter.com

17.  Jo Kramer at http://www.joscountryjunction.com

18.  Cindy Pieters at https://www.stitchinathome.com