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):

https://villarosaquilts.com

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

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

https://scottfortunoff.com

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

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

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

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

https://www.qovf.org

Bernie Kringel at https://needleandfoot.com

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

https://doyoueq.com/blog

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
Northcott
Benartex
Quilts of Valor
Annies

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.

 

 



181 comments:

GranChris said...

I'm with you. I need warm weather, sunshine, and flowers. Can't come soon enough.

Sandy said...

Daffodils are my all time favorite! They have already made a few appearances throughout the neighborhood! It makes my heart sing to see the first signs of Spring! Hillside Charm adds to joy of Spring with your quilt and fabric selections!

Lisa said...

I love tulips in the spring! So many wonderful colors!
gold at kpunet dot net

Delisa said...

I'm ready for some bright spring colors too! Thanks for the tip on buyin 1/6 yd cuts.

Susan Shaffer said...

Our camellias are blooming now here in south Louisiana. Spring is on the horizon.

Donna P. said...

Definitely sunflowers with daisies being a runner up!
Jo sent me!

krazycat6@gmail.com said...

Jo Sent Me. Daffodils and tuplips are some of my favorite spring flowers. Love your quilt, this just makes me smile. Thanks for sharing.

barbaraw said...

I love looking at the peonies in May.
Jo sent me

Anonymous said...

I like the Spring colors!
dj.preckwinkle@gmail.com

thelibrarylady said...

Jo sent me. Wow, your Springtime(Hillside) Charm quilt is so different from the other colorways that have been shown during this blog hop. Nice. I always love those cheery daffodils in the spring.

Sandi1100 said...

My favorite springtime flower is the daffodils. Now that I live in FL, I don't have them and really miss seeing them come up.

Vicki in MN said...

This pattern is great for the large prints to instead of a panel. My favorite springtime flower would be daffodils.

Pat said...

I love daffodils!

Kathy H said...

My favorite flower is the daffodil. I love your quilt. It is so cheerful with all those beautiful colors.

Elizabeth Carman said...

Jo sent me. Your quilt is so happy! I am a fan of spring tulips.

elcarman@att.net

JudyP said...

Jo sent me! Love, Love, Love your quilt. So happy & summery!!! Just what I needed after 3 new inches of snow yesterday! Thank you for that!

Leslie said...

Love this quilt. I would make it for a donation to our cancer center.

Anonymous said...

I love daffodils! The colors you used are so cheerful that they make me happy even in winter! My email is droseman58@yahoo.com

karen Dowd said...

Jo sent me! Beautiful quilt, We just had a dumping of snow yesterday and one coming tomorrow so it'll be awhile before spring flowers but i do love Lilies of the Valley and love my lilac bushes!

Jikke13 said...

I love that my yellow winter jasmine bushes are in full bloom in January. That's the promise of spring.

Mayme said...

I was so excited when I opened your blog & saw you were local to me! I live in Shelby.
I have many flower gardens so I don’t have a favorite. I’m ready for some sunshine. I
think this has been the gloomiest Winter on record!
maymewyns@yahoo.com

KerieInStitches said...

Your quilt is soooo pretty! I love Spring colors to begin with, and your choice of fabric is perfection!

smithcindyk said...

My favorite flowers are peonies.

Renea said...

Your quilt is making me crave Spring Time. I love all the flowers of Spring but would have to say lilacs are my favorite. Thanks for the chance to win your generous giveaway. ryarolim@gmail.com

Lori said...

Pretty quilt!

Jo sent me.

Twyla Johnson said...

I love seeing Tulips blooming in the spring!!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Your Hillside Charm quilt turned out great! Nice to see a bit of Spring in the middle of winter (with more snow on the way). Yes, I like the striped binding, too.

Ellen Voss Born said...

That is such a fun way to finish a center panel! I love your creative ideas!

marikds said...

Jo from Jo's Country Junction sent me to your blog!

Unknown said...

I love to see Spring Flowers. They make you smile.

Terri Benedict said...

I love lilacs. They don’t bloom until June - so a late spring flower!

Jocelyn said...

I love how you did the Hillside Charm. I too am ready for spring. We will get it soon, as we live in Florida. We have had a really cold winter this year, but it's about to turn around.

Unknown said...

IRIS!

Unknown said...

Good morning from snowy Oil City this week!! Love your materials and colors. I love tulips and daffodils and seeing forsythia bushes in so many yards. Love seeing your posts since we can't see you in person anymore!

Anonymous said...

I like peonies because they actually bloom for me!
Phyllis
Pcline33@att.net

Marvel June said...

That will be tulips .. my husband planted tulips around a tree when we moved into this home 6 years ago. He's been gone for two years now and I love those tulips popping up every spring .. a touch of his undying love.
Simmons _ t2m at Hotmail dot com

Pam S. said...

I love your version of S'Witched!! Daffodils and tulips! Thanks for the give away!

Sueann said...

While I really like all flowers, I have to agree with many of the other commenters. I love the sight of daffodils in the spring. The color yellow just makes me smile!

Helen Hewell said...

Hi. I love your panel and the colors around it. It does bring Sprig to mind. Jo sent me.

Rebecca Smith said...

Your project is definitely a burst of spring!

Julie said...

My favorite Spring flowers are purple and pink tulips and hyacinth. when Crocus start blooming in patches of grass surrounded by snow, I know Spring is just around the corner.

Lee said...

Love the bright Springy quilt! My favorite Spring flower is crocus!

Suzy K said...

What a cheerful fun panel. My favorite spring flower is tulips.

helenreimers said...

Jo sent me. I love this quilt. And it is a panel. A plus. Need it for spring.

piecefulwendy said...

Such a fun twist on the Hillside Charm pattern. What a fun blog hop - so much inspiration!

Michelle Boswell said...

I love peonies! Love the bright panel. Shell688 at aol dot com

Sherri C. said...

Jo sent me!
I love tulips.
pjsdcrum@gmail.com

tac73 said...

What a cheerful panel quilt! I love to see the dogwood trees bloom in the spring. Will be a while yet.

Mary Lee said...

I didn't realize that you used a panel in your quilt for Hillside Charm until I reached the end of your post. I thought it was just yardage! It has given me some ideas on how to use the fabric I cannot bear to cut up by pretending it is a panel.

Mary Lee

Anonymous said...

Jo sent me. I love lilacs, and tulips and crocus and hyacinth. Hello fellow Michigander! I have visited Abby Mays shop last year. suequilts7@gmail.com

dgs said...

I love all spring bulbs, but unfortunately, they won't all grow in So. California. Locally, I'm partial to paperwhites. But I do love seeing large areas of daffodils when I'm in areas where they grow easily.

Beautiful quilt and I truly love the cheerful panel you are giving away.

Patty B. said...

Personally I like many kinds of flowers- hard to pick one, but maybe tulips and hydrangea. Ialso like your quilt- a very happy one!

Delores Ohm said...

Love the bright colors of your quilt. I love all flowers, but I do have a yard full of many varieties iris.

Kathalena said...

I have to say the California poppy. Though I love all spring flowers and have had success with growing some daffodils and tulips there is something about looking at the fields of orange poppies covering the landscape when the rain and winter conditions have been just right. I am optimistic with all the rain we had in SoCal this year we will be treated to a good bloom.
Love your quilt with the wonderful cheerful fabric.

Mrs. Cheryl said...

Hi Joy! I am so excited to be part of my first blog hop. Your work is beautiful. I love your choice of colors and the panel is so airy and light. Thank you for being an outstanding teacher and mentor.
Cheryl

LKDrum said...

My daffodils will be blooming soon here in East Tennessee.

Concordiabelle said...

Good Morning! Where in Michigan are you? We lived in Hastings and loved it, even the winters. Your cheerful fabrics will brighten any cloudy day!

Anonymous said...

Here in Texas the bluebonnet is the state flower and much beloved. But I also have snowdrops that were from my grandmother’s garden and they are a sure sign of spring.
rjoehnk5@aol.com

Debbie said...

I love daffodils in the early spring! Love your flower panel.

Kathleen said...

Love your version of Hillside Charm! It looks so different with only 2 borders! My favorite springtime flowers are tulips....can't get enough of them.

Anonymous said...

Jo sent me.
Daisy #1 but love all of them.

Susan said...

My favorite Springtime flower is the Daffodil. Tulips are not far behind.
Your quilt is so cheery. Thanks from another Michigander.

diane said...

I love peonies!

Danette said...

I believe my favorite springtime flower is hyacinth. Their scent is to-die-for. Thank you.

Robin said...

My favorite spring flower is the daffodil. We have a patch that we planted near our house. I just love how your quilt turned out, it's so colorful. rem9640@aol.com

Quilting Tangent said...

Pussy willow, because it is the first to bloom and says SPRING IS HERE. Daffodils and tulips are nice but so much later in the year, I enjoy them at their time. 24Tangent@gmail.com

Lynne said...

I sure want to do some springtime sewing. I have about 8 feet of snow in my yard in the Sierra mountains. My favorite spring flower which does well here is the daffodil. Thanks for participating in the blog hop.

Anonymous said...

Using a flowered panel to make your quilt interest me. I had stopped using panels and now this gives me an exciting new idea. Thanks.

Rochelle aka Bella Quilts said...

A lovely, spring time quilt. Those colors make me smile. My favorite spring time flower is the tulip with all the different colors that bring hope when I am so tired of winter.

Becky L said...

Love all your bright colors. Jo Kramer sent me

Sewgirl said...

I live in California and Love it when the poppies come to play! I love their bright orange against the green hillsides in the Spring. Thanks for sharing your great giveaway!

Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting said...

What a fun quilt to brighten a winter day/season!!! Great quilting, too!!!

Donna said...

Jo sent me. I'm with you on improving weather!! Love you quilt!! We are expecting another major snowstorm this week in Ontario Canada. bagpipers159@gmail.com

Roxanna said...

I love the colorful spring panel, Joy. We are certainly having a dreary, gray winter so far. Some sunshine through a beautiful spring themed quilt is just what we need. I look forward to seeing Tulips every spring.

Gaynel said...

I enjoyed reading your blog and in depth instruction including how you quilted the Hillside charm quilt. I love the panel. There's alot of beautiful spring flowers. I love red tulips!

Dawn F said...

Very pretty and bright quilt! I do love that striped binding! I am a tulip girl myself and I see I am in good company :)

Donna said...

I am really loving the hillside charm. So nice to see spring flowers. Can’t wait to see crocus and tulips.
djcutting2(at)gmail(dot)com

Annie said...

I love all flowers but will pick crocus because they are usually the first things up in the spring, sometimes even before all the snow has melted.

Anonymous said...

I love how your Hillside charm quilt came out, nice and spring time happy. I love seeing all the flowers popping there blooms open it’s hard to pick 1
molly@villarosadesigns.com

Anne-Marie said...

My favorite spring flowers are daffodils.

Rosa said...

such a beautiful quilt! i love daisies.

Cathy B. said...

Trilliums for the win here in Ontario!
basaran.family (at) rogers (dot) com

Quilting Gail said...

Springtime charm is very springy and brings a smile to my face. My favourite springtime flower is daffodils ... yes, I know that they usually bloom in Feb or March, but to me it's a sign that winter is almost over and spring is just around the corner! :-)

linda said...

Love this project! I like Charm Packs + use a lot of them in my Quilting!
My Favorite Flower is the Daisy! Thanks for sharing!

dortha said...

I love buttercups. They are like little pockets of sunshine. You made such a cheerful quilt.

thefoors said...

About late March I get really anxious for the bearded Irises in our front yard to show signs of growth. They were a gift from my late mother-in-law and we transplanted them from our home in Michigan to our new home in Central New York. Although we all miss our beloved Michigan, we and the Irises like it here too.

Ms E in Tulsa said...

Just one? Dogwood, Azella's, Pansies.. and I love my Winter Rose (Hellebore).

Barb said...

I like the crocus as it is one of the earliest to appear!

Anonymous said...

Love your flowery panel. I can't wait for the azaleas and rhododendrons to bloom. Thanks for doing the Blog hop. Jagratrix@wavecable.com

Suzanne said...

Oh gosh, I love daffodils!! They are so cheerful and bright, makes me happy! smb4inc@aol.com

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Joy! What a lovely finish. It's such a happy-looking piece that screams sunshine to me. This has been a fun blog hop. {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

Annmarie said...

You and me both and winter isn't even half over here in northern Wisconsin!
Every Spring i keep a close look-out for the first crocus to pop it's head out through the snow. Crocus are my favorite; a sure sign that Spring is on the way!

Kona Linda said...

Hillside Charms works great for a pretty focal fabric, no panel needed. I made a QoV with the pattern using a panel.

Rita said...

Love your quilt. My favorite springtime flower is the peony. I love the smell of them. By the way “Jo sent me”.

sue said...

I love the crocuses peeking through the snow! (Although here in SE Michigan we don't get as much as you!)

Dianne said...

I love the panel it's so bright and colorful. I like all the spring flowers.

Anonymous said...

Very pretty quilt Jo sent me!

Janice said...

Love that bright cheerful quilt and do like that pattern. Jo sent me and so glad she did. Favorite spring flower . I'm getting a golden flame honeysuckle established the fragrance is wonderful.
Jsyoungsurgery@gmail.com
Thank you
Janice

Kelly Smith said...

I love daylillies!
Virginiaracefan@verizon.net

Darlene B said...

Your quilt is absolutely beautiful! I love the spring colors. My favorite flower in spring in tulips (I'm Dutch!) and I also love wildflowers and daisies.

Joy said...

I want to use this idea for a Christmas panel I have. Jo sent me!

Karen said...

My favorite spring flower is the daffodil. Nothing beats a garden full of sunshine!

Suzanne said...

I live in the Pacific Northwest and lilacs are a sure sign Spring is here! I love the fragrance in the air when they're in full bloom!

Anonymous said...

Very happy ‘springy’ quilt!
My favorite springtime flowers are tulips and lilacs.

Barbara c said...

I've planted daffodils all over the yard, to me, the happy yellow flowers are a happy sign that we've made it thru another winter!

Monstur said...

Feeling like this could be good for my new granddaughter!

The Joyful Quilter said...

SEW super cute!!!

Anonymous said...

Super springy! I love it!!

Anonymous said...

This is Lorna, btw!!!

Nikki said...

Daffodils are my favorite.

Vivian Oaks said...

I love pansy's, probably because they pretty much always have some purple shades. With purple being my favorite color, I can't go wrong with pansy's. Thanks so much for the chance to win some great prizes on this blog hop, and your tips! Blessings! wvoaks at comcast dot net

Karen said...

It's a tie between crocus and daffodils. My absolute favorite is lilacs.

Anonymous said...

Jo sent me. My favorite springtime flower is the crocus. Barb Hayden - rickhayden@comcast.net

Lou Ann said...

Jo sent me. I love crocuses because they are early. We moved to Daffodil drive so I planted lots of lovely daffodils. Lou Ann louannj48@gmail.com

Susan Stanton said...

Daffodils are my favorite springtime flower!
yoyopattycakes at hotmail dot com

Margaret said...

I also live in Michigan, so like you, I look forward to all blooming things in the spring. I think my favorite - probably because it’s one of the few flowers deer won’t eat - are daffodils. Having said that, tho, I recall a small spring garden a friend used to have. It in, she had red tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, windflowers and probably one or 2 other flowers. It was absolutely beautiful.

GmaSadieW said...

Hi! Hope you’re getting to build a lot of snowmen!! Your quilt made me smile & dream of Spring👏🤩👍

Beryl BC said...

I like the Hillside Charm pattern too. My favorite spring flower is the wild flower, Dutchman's Britches or also known as Little Boy's Britches. Jo sent me.

Joyful Quilter said...

I love seeing the wild Daffodils on the mountainsides and the tame ones in my yard.

Vickie said...

Jo sent me. Thank you. I'll have to try this with some of the panels I have.

Debi T. said...

My favorite Spring flower is the primrose. They can tolerate snow and cold.

Dian Hoffman said...

The lovely panel and fabrics made me dream about iris and peonies. they look so awesome together in a spring boquet.

Liz said...

Love the fabrics you used in Hillside Charm quilt.

Anonymous said...

Daffodils are my favourite spring flower, but we still have a while to wait for them to appear in our yard.

Bluegrass Girl said...

Omygoodness! This is so cute! The panel really pops with this pattern!

Cathy Hepburn said...

My favorite spring time flower would be the wild violets that keep showing up in my lawn each spring. meladycat2000@yahoo.com

Charlene Morris said...

Love the quilt. Good reminder tips.
Charlenem622@yahoo.com-Charlene Morris

Susan L. said...

My favorite springtime flowers are tulips. So many beautiful varieties!

Sharon said...

It’s already mostly spring here in Florida. I love my irises! Jo sent me!

Sumac said...

I'm so tired if winter. Your lovely flowery quilt has helped to brighten up my day. Daffodils are my favorite spring flower, with primroses are a close second.

Julie said...

My favorite springtime flower are irises! Love the Hillside Charm pattern, too.

Linda said...

Love the quilt...

Rachel said...

My favorite spring flower is the Tulip and especially since my heritage is Dutch! Beautiful panel quilt using the Hillside Pattern. VRDs are GREAT for panels as they are clever but easy to stitch patterns!

Bonnie58 said...

I love your flowery version. It is lovely. Thanks for sharing

shar-mn said...

Daffodils are so pretty; I like any spring flower here in MN because it means the snow will be soon melted!

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Tulips are my favorite spring flower

Beryl Stoots said...

Daffodils are my fave springtime flower! They are so bright and cheerful.

SandraBogo said...

Tulips are my absolute favorite flower any time of the year! Such variety! Your quilt is lovely, and I can't wait to develop the skills you have in fmq. Jo sent me.

wendy said...

I love most any kind of flower! I really enjoy seeing my primroses popping up in the Spring.

MMorton said...

Love many spring flowers, but pansies are my very favorite.

I like to do different panels for my door; this is a great idea for a way to use them.

QuilterWanda said...

I love hydrangeas I know they aren't known as a spring flower, but here is SE Texas Spring is much earlier than most parts of the country. As far as spring flowers go our Azalea bushes are the first to get color So their beautiful bright pink flowers are always a welcomed sight.

lindaquilt said...

My favorite spring time flowers are tulips and the little grape hyacinths that pop up out of the snow on the south side of a building. Love your spring time quilt.

Joyce said...

Your Springtime Charm quilt is perfect for a little girl!
My favorite spring flower is the lily of the valley.

Farm Quilter said...

My favorite springtime flower is iris! So many colors and shapes...from bearded iris to miniature blooms. Love your quilt as I look out on snow-covered ground!

Anonymous said...

I love daisies!!! Your adaptation of Hillside Charm (my fav) would be an excellent choice for young girls. Love your colors!! I have 2 granddaughters and can’t wait to sew this pattern using the bright colors.
Stitchinbabe@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Love Villa Rosa cards. They are my mainstay for quick and fun charity quilts

Sharon Aurora said...

Your quilt is beautiful! I love those colors. My favorite spring flower is the daffodil.

JustPam said...

I love your bright cheery quilt. I am so looking forward to Spring on this snowy day in PA.

Mom C said...

In Spring I'm so excited to see the daffodils pushing trough our late snowstorms. That's a really cute quilt. thanks.

TeriM said...

I love purple clematis!!!!! Love your quilt!
Teri Morgan
teri.morgan71@yahoo.com

Michelle Boswell said...

Peonies 🥰 Shell688 at aol dot com

Patti said...

I love your bright, sunny quilt;) When I was a young mother I used to announce to my children "Look, the forsythias are blooming!" Of course they had a difficult time pronouncing forsythia so it was out springtime giggle!

Janice Skiles said...

I like that center panel. It’s bright and cheerful. quiltjane@aol.com

Kathy E. said...

Seeing you use the Stripology Ruler reminds me that I need to get mine out of the drawer and make good use of it too! It's such a timesaver! I'm longing for flowers, but we have lots of snow that needs to disappear before that time comes. Bring me a daffodil and I'll be a happy lady for days!

Joanna said...

Picking one spring flower is difficult for me; I plant crocus, tulips, daffodils and love them all. But I have my mother's Iris's and they are very special so that is my favorite. I love your spring quilt.

Deb said...

Love the bright sunny flowers you used in the Hillside Charm pattern. Thanks for the sunshine today!

Gee in central WA said...

Your Springtime Charm quilt is beautiful! Daffodils are my favorite spring flowers...so cheerful!

Cindy Shelley said...

Tulips, daffodils and Hiacynth are my favorites

Beth said...

I think my favorite springtime flower may be a crocus, because whenever I see them popping up, I hear my mom's voice saying, "A crocus! The first sign of spring!" and my heart is warmed.

higleym said...

I love daisies. They are my favorite.

cathy k said...

Tulips are my favorite speing flower.

Carla said...

What a small world! I came here via Jo's blog. She's in Iowa. You're in my hometown! And we homeschooled as well haha. Every Friday I drove from Holland to Norton Shores to participate in a great co-op. I'll have to stop in at that quilt shop the next time I'm headed North.I love your finished quilt. It's so bright! We've had so many gray days lately, haven't we? Blessings

Carla said...

Wait....Joy?!!! Is that you?!!! I just made the connection. I'm rolling on the floor over here bwahaha! I scrolled down to your photo. Too funny!

Gene Black said...

I love daffodils because they seem to be one of the earliest flowers and just keep returning year after year. I have even seen them appear in a wooded area, completely wild.
I love your Springtime Charm quilt.

Faye said...

Hello! I like your choice of colors for the Hillside Charm quilt - it does scream Spring.

Faye said...

Hello! I like your choice of colors for the Hillside Charm - it does scream Spring.

Emily F said...

I love tulips. My favorite flower of all. :) Love your Hillside Charm! It's bright and beautiful.

Susan aka paintermom said...

I am a daffodil gal!

Love your quilt!

I, too, homeschooled my 3 for a dozen years.
Thanks for the giveaway!

Barb said...

I choose the Crocus as it is one of the earliest to appear!
barbkaup(at)(yahoo)(dot)(com)

Joni said...

Picking a favorite flower is like picking a favorite child! Yellow Crocus are first, sweet violets, violas, tulips, daffodils and all of the cherry tree blossoms! I am new to your blog, I added you to feedly.

Lisa Marie said...

I do like crocus because they are the first sign of spring! Although sometimes they show up a bit early. Still it makes me feel like spring is not far off.

Jan King said...

I love the fabrics you used for the Hillside Charm Quilt. They are outstanding and made such a pretty quilt.
Thank you for your blog.

melprotsman said...

Jo sent me. Love daffodils in the spring. They are so tenacious, pushing up through ice and snow

CyndyK said...

I love your Springtime Charm quilt. My favorite spring flower is the daffodil Not only does it brighten our days in early spring, but it can hold up to the windy weather here in Oklahoma!

Anonymous said...

Spring is my favorite season. My birthday is in April and can vary from spring flowers to blizzards here in Iowa. Thank you, Jo, for sending us to the blogs. Jmrwdm(@) gmail.com

Yvette C said...

I love the vibrant colors of the panel and the accent fabrics. Beautiful work

Lezlie said...

I love your take on this pattern….a new idea. I love tulips!

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JD said...

I have been having so much fun going to so many new to me blogs. Thanks for being part of the Hop. My favorite card was Nantucket. I enjoyed your take on the Hillside Charm. My favorite springtime flower is the tulip, but I love all flowers of course.

SandyMay said...

How cheery your springtime panel quilt is! Winter has not been bad enough that I am rushing into Spring, but I will be glad to see all the weeds replaced with flowers. My favorite flower is the iris.

Bonnie said...


I'm a sucker for daffodils and sadly, I have none in my garden. I spend too much time quilting to want to go dig in the soil. Your quilt is really cheerful. It really says spring is coming soon.

Candie said...

Jo sent me! I love tulips, and I have the most beautiful, delicate white one in my front yard. It's fabulous.