Villa Rosa Blog Hop – Flower Power

Welcome to my stop on the Fast & More Fun Blog Hop. Let me say thank you to those who worked so hard coordinating this event – Tricia Maloney and Pat Fryer. It is a real privilege to be on this hop and I am so grateful to Tricia and Pat for making it work. And there are prizes, so read on and be sure to enter.

The Hop Patterns

This is a great selection of patterns. and it was hard to choose. Often times my choices are based on what fabrics I have that might work OR what I thought would fun. So, which did I choose?

I picked “31” because I like doing something different with the panel pattern than what is expected and found a panel I wanted to work with. I was tempted by Gypsy and Ebb Tide, too, and when I had a bonus sewing day I made Gypsy, because I had a small group of 10″ squares that were quick to prep for this day of sewing with friends. This past week, one of the other bloggers brought our attention to the name Gypsy, as it is a slur for the Romany people. Here is the backstory about Villa Rosa and the early pattern names:

Pat Fryer, the owner and the creator of the Villa Rosa Designs brand, has been called the Rose Queen, because she adores roses.  In fact, her love of roses helped her name her new venture in 2010.  When she designed her first Rose Cards, she had a brilliant and unique idea to name ALL of her VRD patterns after Roses (also why we call them Rose Card patterns).  For many years, all of the patterns were named after roses.  Now we have a collection of talented designers who all have their own covers and logos, but Pat’s quilt designs are still named for roses.  If you look at the Villa Rosa Designs patterns, you will see a rose in the top right corner on the cover of the pattern.  That is the specific rose the pattern is named for.  Here is some info about the Gypsy rose.

Isn’t it fun to know what to look for in order to tell which are Pat’s patterns – a rose on the card. Still, the slur remains, and I wanted to be sensitive and acknowledge it. But the store about the roses intrigued me and I needed to go look up the Ebb Tide Rose, and now, I wish I was adept at growing roses – I always fail! But, onto the quilts and a beautiful flower panel.

Flower Power – A “31” Quilt

This panel I spied and couldn’t get out of my head is the “Bright Panel Drip Flower” from the Untamed Beauty line by Timeless Treasures. I also purchased the Bright Dripping Paint Stripes for the binding. I did have an alternate panel (for a child’s quilt) but you will see that in Something Rose’s blog, so I didn’t do it for this hop.

Now, I have two pieces of advice for you if you make this quilt.

First, make the arrow or bud blocks with fast chain piecing. I laid the pieces so that the arrows or buds would be easy to piece and in the right order. Once I did the first seams I cut the different units apart, but left the connect thread (circled in the middle picture) between the same colored units. I could just flip the bottom piece up and sew the seam (picture on right). That connected stitch line does 3 things: 1 – it helps you flip the piece correctly, 2 – it lines up the seams, and 3 – maybe it helps your sew on the right side of the unit!

Second, follow directions! I thought I was doing it right but when I put on the borders around the panel, but I needed to add pieces to the side frames. Why? I put on the top and bottom first instead of the sides.

In terms of construction it was easy. I then needed to find a quilting pattern. I looked at the options above. I liked the flowers in the first, but it was intense. The waves worked but felt wrong. The third one is called Mod Petals Wacky Squares from Prostitcher In-House Designs. I loved it – a little curvey and a little edgey – and it help inspired the name of the quilt.

It required a pieced back and I really love it. The purple was another option for the border around the panel, but I felt the pink somehow made it all come alive.

Now, this is quite a different interpretation of the pattern, and I think that is a good thing. Sometimes it requires a bit of vision to make a choice that is unexpected. I do think you could also use a fabric you loved, and that is what I did with last years’ hop. I am calling this quilt “Flower Power” as I am in love with the beauty and energy that radiates from this panel. I do think when I finish the 2 Villa Rosa Quilts, I will show all the ones I have done. I am enjoying using them

Quilt Statistics

Flower Power: 42″ x 58″
Pattern Design: “31” by Molly Cook for Villa Rosa Designs
Batting: Hobbs 80/20
Thread: Piecing: Aurifil Dove
Quilting: Superior So Fine #471 “Glacier Spool”
Prostitcher Quilting Designs: Mod Petals Wacky Squares

A Quick Second Quilt – Gypsy

I did make a second top, but did not have time to quilt it. Can I tell you the hardest thing about it was finding a few more fabrics to add in and keeping the same ones away from each other. Really, it took less than 2 hours to sew. I may add a border, so watch for its finish after the SAHRR hop! Its a busy time on the blog and in my life, so it could be May but you will see it soon. I was a little worried about some of the pieces, but as they were in the original batch, I just kept them. I think a border may help to pull it all together but for now I am calling it “Purple Passion”.

The Blog Hop Participants

Be sure to check in with the other participants – I am updating the links each day so you go directly to the post! There are prizes on each, so be sure to enter!


Thursday, March 14
https://villarosaquilts.com/

Friday, March 15
1. Kathleen McCormick– https://kathleenmcmusing.com/
2. Cheree H — http://livelylatte.blogspot.com/
3. Roseanne Nelson — https://www.homesewnbyus.com
4. Wendy Tuma — https://www.piecefulthoughts.com/
5. C&T (Valerie) — https://www.ctpub.com/blog/

Saturday March 16
1. Bernie Kringle — https://needleandfoot.com/
2. Sandra Walker — https://www.mmmquilts.com/
3. Linda — https://www.texasquiltgal.com/
4. Debbie Huber – http://time4stitchn.blogspot.com/
5. SIY (Branyn/Jennifer) – https://blog.siysewityourself.com/

Sunday, March 17
1. Carolyn — https://quarterinchcapers.blogspot.com/
2. Emily (Norton House) — https://www.nortonhousequilting.com/blogs/news
3. Gail Shepperd — https://quiltinggail.com/
4. Susan Slaton — http://wazoonewsbits.blogspot.com/

Monday, March 18
1. Nann Hilyard — https://withstringsattached.blogspot.com/
2. Jaftex (Jennifer) — https://scottfortunoff.com/
3. Jan Altomare — https://www.cocoaquilts.com/ 
4. Tricia – http://quiltwithaview.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, March 19th
1. Joy — https://shout4joy-shouting.blogspot.com/
2. Emily Leachman — http://thedarlingdogwood.blogspot.com/
3. Vicki S — www.knitbug2.blogspot.com
4. Rose Mikulski — https://somethingrosemade14.blogspot.com/
5. QOVF (Lexie) — https://www.qovf.org/

Wednesday, March 20th
1. Nancy — https://www.graceandpeacequilting.com/
2. Jocelyn — https://happycottagequilter.blogspot.com/
3. Tracie — https://joyfullytracie.com/
4. Daryl Perry — https://patchouli-moon-studio.blogspot.com/
5. Electric Quilt (Diane) — https://doyoueq.com/blog/

Thursday, March 21st
villarosaquilts.com

Sponsors

 A great big THANK YOU goes out to each of our Sponsors! Each blogger gets to pick 7 names:
3 to be entered into the Sponsor prizes,
1 for a set of Blog Hop patterns from Villa Rosa, and
3 more for the Grand Prizes!

That is a lot of chances to win a prize. There are some accommodations for International respondents so be sure to check each blog and comment – you may need to answer a specific question, so pay attention.

Hoffman California-International Fabrics
Moda Fabrics and Supplies
Timeless Treasures
Jaftex
Electric Quilt
Banyan Batiks
Benartex
Hancocks Paducah
Fox Chapel Publishing
C&T Publishers
P&B Textiles
Villa Rosa Designs

Enter the Contest

Here’s your chance to enter the contest. It is easy!

Please comment on my blog and if you need a prompt you could answer this: What kind of panel or fabric might you use in your version of “31”?

The prize portion is over, so comments are not being accepted on this post any longer!

Coming Up on my Blog

SAHRR Parade of Quilts 3/18/24
Tips and Tutorials 3/22/24
Purple Passion
Diatom
Sea Glass Joy 

Linking Up

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Finished or Not Friday
TGIFF
Put Your Foot Down

Fabric Stash

Fabric in this month: 4 yards (for hop and this quilt)
Fabric in this year: 4 yards
Fabric out this month: 3 yards
Fabric out this year: 31.75 yards. 
NET Fabric:  -27.75 yards

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186 Comments

  1. Pat Gossett
    March 15, 2024 / 1:43 AM

    I have a Christmas Santa panel that would be great in the 31 pattern.

  2. Beth T.
    March 15, 2024 / 2:14 AM

    Thanks for your post, and for addressing the sensitive subject of the word “Gypsy” and its connotations. We learn so much when we are exposed to other cultures, don’t we? I have had to police my own language since being made aware of the slurs against the Romany people–I did not realize how many times I said things like, “I was gypped!”, not meaning it as an insult against any specific group but my lack of intention wasn’t really the point. My Irish friends tell me this prejudice is common there, too, although the slur they encounter is against “tinkers”, who are not Romany but are also itinerant travelers.

  3. Sandy
    March 15, 2024 / 5:07 AM

    As the first one up in the blog order, you set the bar high for the rest of the participants. I love what you did with the panel, the offset placement and colors were perfect for this design. Gypsy is also one of my favorites for a quick and easy quilt. Thank you for the reminder to always follow directions, great advice for all quilters!

  4. Donna Overmoyer
    March 15, 2024 / 5:25 AM

    Very beautiful quilt. I love fall and think you could get a beautiful fall panel and make the arrows shades of yellow, orange, and reds.

  5. Charlene Morris
    March 15, 2024 / 5:47 AM

    Hello. Great job! I have a bear panel that was nagging me to get creative and this pattern could be it.
    I am so happy Trish and Pat decided to do the blog hop again. I met so many bloggers last year and more this time around.
    Keep creating
    Charlene

  6. lynn bourgeois
    March 15, 2024 / 6:42 AM

    Awesome Kathleen. There is always something fun and useful in your posts

  7. Kim Pemberton
    March 15, 2024 / 6:56 AM

    I’m new this blogging, but am looking forward to all the new ideas :)

  8. Kathy R.
    March 15, 2024 / 6:57 AM

    I have a snowman panel in my stash for a couple of years that would look good in a quilt made from “31”. This may be the push I need to use it. Your quilt looks great, it is bright & colorful!

  9. Debbie Roseman
    March 15, 2024 / 7:23 AM

    I love what you did with this pattern. I have a couple of really cute Santa panels and would use those for this quilt.

  10. Rhonda Wright
    March 15, 2024 / 7:30 AM

    Want to try out the fire and ice pattern from VRD

  11. Cindy Smith
    March 15, 2024 / 7:36 AM

    I have a couple of well-seasoned panels in my stash that would work well for this pattern. Your panel is gorgeous!

  12. Kate Call
    March 15, 2024 / 7:43 AM

    I love the flower panel.

  13. Sandy Allen
    March 15, 2024 / 7:49 AM

    Love seeing patterns done in different fabrics! I wasn’t drawn to this pattern at first, but love the way yiurs turned out! I think I would use one of the national parks panels for this,. It would be fun to pick out colors for the side pieces.

  14. March 15, 2024 / 7:49 AM

    Kathleen that panel is absolutely gorgeous, and 31 is a work of art. I love the colors you used in Gypsy. I have one going right now in different colors, but I might just have to copy yours. ;)

  15. patchoulimoonstudio
    March 15, 2024 / 8:13 AM

    Kathleen that is a gorgeous and colorful panel that you used in your 31 quilt!!! What panel would I use? Well, you will have to wait until the 20th to find out, lol!!! That’s my day to share as a blog hop participant. :0)

  16. Connie Taylor
    March 15, 2024 / 8:13 AM

    Your “31” quilt is really vibrant! It’s always interesting to see how a pattern can be interpreted differently by different people.

  17. Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting
    March 15, 2024 / 8:21 AM

    That hot pink really does it, Kathleen!!! Love the panel, colors, backing, quilting–all of it!!! I don’t buy panels, so If I were to make 31, I would buy cute busy yardage to replace the panel–something child-friendly.

  18. Rita Sevig
    March 15, 2024 / 8:23 AM

    I enjoyed reading your process of making this quilt, especially choosing the quilting pattern. The one you chose makes your quilt look like an old masters painting with the fine line cracks. It was the best choice.

  19. Renea Yarolim
    March 15, 2024 / 8:27 AM

    I love Villa Rosa patterns. And it is wonderful seeing other color ways for the patterns. I don’t have a panel on hand that would fit this pattern right now. It is a great pattern for those bigger panels. Thanks for the generous giveaway.

  20. March 15, 2024 / 8:29 AM

    Thanks for the inspiration – I have a couple of panels that I think would work well!

  21. March 15, 2024 / 8:30 AM

    Your 31 quilt came out great. I love the panel.

    Thank you for the tips

  22. Mary
    March 15, 2024 / 8:33 AM

    I have a USA map panel and a child’s alphabet panel I need to make up. Love that you made more than one project.

  23. Pat Parks
    March 15, 2024 / 8:33 AM

    Both your quilts are looking good! I have loads of patriotic panels so I would use one!

  24. nbhilyard58c5182215
    March 15, 2024 / 8:38 AM

    Thanks for getting the blog hop rolling, Kathleen! I really like your interpretations of both patterns. My experiences with both were similar to yours– adjusting borders to fit the panel and then arranging the prints in Gypsy. I appreciate the giveaway opportunity.

  25. Cindy Blay
    March 15, 2024 / 8:38 AM

    Love, love, love, both are beautiful

  26. Jeanie Z
    March 15, 2024 / 8:40 AM

    I love seeing such a vibrant version using the pattern. I have a seahorse with blues and hot pink panel I can use. Thank you for sharing.

  27. Laura
    March 15, 2024 / 9:04 AM

    I would use a Steampunk panel for my “31”. Maybe QT Fabrics Steampunk Stitchery.

  28. Mary
    March 15, 2024 / 9:07 AM

    I have a lot of panels and will search to see which one I should try with this pattern. Thanks for the inspiration!

  29. March 15, 2024 / 9:21 AM

    I just discovered Villa Rosa cards, and my post today has one of their designs called The Lady. It was easy and fast! I have a harvest panel that might work for 31, with some autumn colors.

  30. Anita
    March 15, 2024 / 9:23 AM

    The Stars and Stripes panel would look stunning in the 31 pattern.

  31. Robin E Maloney
    March 15, 2024 / 9:40 AM

    I think your quilt is beautiful and thank you for the tip about the thread to center the pieces. I think when I make 31 I will be using a nursery panel.

  32. Donna
    March 15, 2024 / 9:41 AM

    Love your blog!! I have a clown panel that would go well with that pattern. I would use brights for the flying geese maybe Kona. I love Sherri and Chelsie fabrics!

  33. Jan
    March 15, 2024 / 9:41 AM

    I love what you have done with the panel. I think I would use a fairy panel.

  34. MaryJo Mrvichin
    March 15, 2024 / 9:54 AM

    I do love Frond Designs panels. Also I would feature Murano fabrics!

  35. Johnna
    March 15, 2024 / 10:06 AM

    Love your quilt!

  36. Rachel Summy
    March 15, 2024 / 10:08 AM

    Beautiful quilt and sewing tips are much appreciated! If I was to make 31 pattern, it would start with a child’s interest theme as it looks to be a quick finish for a child’s quilt.

  37. itzlorna
    March 15, 2024 / 10:11 AM

    I have a gnome panel that I have had no inspiration for, this may be exactly what will work! Thanks!

  38. March 15, 2024 / 10:11 AM

    Your Flower Power quilt is gorgeous! The Gypsy pattern looks like it would be fast and fun ~ great for a donation quilt, too.

  39. jsyoungsurgery
    March 15, 2024 / 10:17 AM

    I love your Panel !!!!!!! I would use a Patriotic panel to make a Quilt of Valor.

  40. March 15, 2024 / 10:18 AM

    What a great way to use that bold and bright panel! I love it! And Gypsy in purple is very cool as well!

  41. Nikki Moshier
    March 15, 2024 / 10:23 AM

    I don’t buy a lot of panels, but your quilt has inspired me to look again! Lovely makes and that purple one….oh my!

  42. mlminnis
    March 15, 2024 / 10:28 AM

    I also have the panel that you used for 31. Your color choices made this project especially beautiful! I was thinking of using an Asian inspired panel when I bought this pattern.

  43. Tracie
    March 15, 2024 / 10:30 AM

    I really like your panel! The colors are so vibrant. I just saw a cute woodland panel for a baby quilt that could be darling.

  44. janbin1955
    March 15, 2024 / 10:32 AM

    LOVE your quilt! Your bright fabrics are perfect and really make the quilt “sing”!
    I was gifted a bright panel with a lamb on it many years ago. It’s almost too narrow to use as a quilt top, but it would work perfectly with this pattern.

  45. Lizzy
    March 15, 2024 / 10:35 AM

    Love your version of 31, bright and visually interesting. I would use a space themed panel.

  46. Pam
    March 15, 2024 / 10:37 AM

    I have an eagle panel that would look great next to the big flying geese!

  47. Cindy Berry
    March 15, 2024 / 10:40 AM

    That is exquisite . Well done. It is always inspiring to see someone make a pattern their own. Thanks for the chance to win a nice prize. cmberry@lsu.edu

  48. Kathy C
    March 15, 2024 / 10:40 AM

    Your 31 Quilt looks beautiful, love the color choice. Purple passion is a happy quilt as well! I have a number of panels in my stash but a sunset panel I picked up a while ago seems like it would work well.

  49. Brenda in Georgia
    March 15, 2024 / 10:43 AM

    I have several panels that might work for this pattern. I love how yours turned out and I agree that the bright pink really sets it off. Thanks for this fun blog hop!

  50. Deb FitzGerald
    March 15, 2024 / 10:44 AM

    I’ve seen some panels that caught my eye, but none as striking as the one you chose. Love you quilt and am so happy I received your email about this hop, they are always so fun and inspirational. I haven’t tried one of their patterns yet, but on my list. Thank you for the chance to win.

  51. Michelle Boswell
    March 15, 2024 / 11:03 AM

    I have a Robert Kauffman teal forest panel that I’ve had for a bit. I just haven’t found a pattern that inspired me to make it. I think this fits the bill

  52. Julie Bailey
    March 15, 2024 / 11:07 AM

    I would make the quilt using an Asian themed panel I have.

  53. iambuzzysma
    March 15, 2024 / 11:10 AM

    Gypsy was my favorite pattern in this new bundle BUT seeing your version of 31 has me liking it better. Fantastic setting! I have quite a few animal panels – I’ll need to think about how to make them “31” awesome!

  54. Mary Durham
    March 15, 2024 / 11:25 AM

    Your quilt turned out wonderful! I have a bear panel I purchased on a trip to Alaska that would probably work really well with this pattern. Thanks for the inspiration.

  55. suannc
    March 15, 2024 / 11:26 AM

    I have an owl panel that I want to use for this pattern.

  56. Suzy C Irwin
    March 15, 2024 / 11:29 AM

    I have so many panels I’m not sure which one I would choose….I am lucky enough and live close enough to Villa Rosa to visit the shop often….so this Blog Hop is going to be fun. I’m not a “blog” participant for the most part, but look forward to all the creativity in the upcoming week. Let the creative juices flow! And thank you for the great ideas!

  57. sgkrei
    March 15, 2024 / 11:32 AM

    Your flower is beautiful, and any helpful tips are greatly appreciated!

  58. Nadja
    March 15, 2024 / 11:34 AM

    I love the bright dripping paint stripes and would try using that.

  59. Julie in MN
    March 15, 2024 / 11:38 AM

    Lovely color choices for the panel, makes it POP!

  60. Dyane Frig
    March 15, 2024 / 11:39 AM

    I have a child’s animal panel that would fit “31” to a tea. I love your choice of colors on both quilts.

  61. Louise
    March 15, 2024 / 12:06 PM

    I love using military panels to celebrate our veterans. This pattern is another great one to use.

  62. Carol C.
    March 15, 2024 / 12:13 PM

    You took a beautiful panel and made a spectacular quilt!! Great inspiration! Love this pattern

  63. info27431e54dc2
    March 15, 2024 / 12:17 PM

    First, I want to thank you for addressing the term “Gypsy”. Though I do not identify as Romany, I am of Romany descent and appreciate your sensitivity. Second, I love the panel you chose for 31. I don’t typically buy panels, but would totally consider that one. ~ Anne-Marie, quilting @ storiesfromthesewingroom dot com

  64. Diane O
    March 15, 2024 / 12:24 PM

    Love your quilt, it is awesome!! I have lots of panels, so this would be perfect. I love it when a panel pattern doesn’t put the panel in the center of the quilt, but takes creative license to move it around! Thanks for sharing!

  65. Jacomina de Regt
    March 15, 2024 / 12:25 PM

    I have a beach panel and many fabrics with sea themes, and the a-symmetrical placement of the panel is a wonderful idea.

  66. Lena Lyn
    March 15, 2024 / 12:26 PM

    Panel in 31 is absolutely gorgeous. I made Gypsy and it is one of my favorites

  67. March 15, 2024 / 12:29 PM

    Hi Kathleen! What a cool panel. The corresponding fabric you used on the back and how you used is equally cool. All the colorful arrows are so fun, too. The cloud-inspired light blue fabric you chose really allows the colors in the panel to pop, and I love the pink border. {{Hugs}} a bunch! ~smile~ Roseanne

  68. shawkersc641278f8f
    March 15, 2024 / 12:35 PM

    Buying panels is my weakness. I didn’t realize I had so many of them until I got them sorted into one place. I’ve got a giant bin full of them, so no lack of choices. I’ve got that same flower panel you used; maybe this is a good pattern for it. Thanks for sharing.

  69. Vicki in MN
    March 15, 2024 / 12:42 PM

    Nice work on these two quilts! Really enjoyed checking out your versions of ’31’. I might think of doing it with a snowman panel.

  70. Mindy Wolfe
    March 15, 2024 / 12:55 PM

    I THINK ASAIN FABRICS WOULD WORK WELL WITH THE PATTERN.

  71. March 15, 2024 / 12:59 PM

    Love your “31” quilt! It’s beautiful!!! :-)

  72. March 15, 2024 / 1:10 PM

    I have an old Sweetwater Fabrics panel with coordinating fabric that would look nice with this pattern. It is ABCs and would make a nice quilt for a child

  73. Barbara T
    March 15, 2024 / 1:33 PM

    Love the quilting on your Flower Power quilt, Kathleen!

  74. siddikats3
    March 15, 2024 / 1:34 PM

    What I love about quilting is how each person can make a pattern or fabric their own. The variety is endless!

  75. mail4kristine
    March 15, 2024 / 1:35 PM

    I have a very dreamy panel in soft colors, I’m thinking that if I make the arrows out of pastel prints on a plan background to match the solid piecing, they might work wonderfully with the softness of the panel itself.

  76. Lezlie L Kunkel
    March 15, 2024 / 2:00 PM

    I love the way you used that panel. Panel are beautiful,,,,,,,but how to use them can be challenge. I appreciate the way you brought “31” to life.

  77. Cocoa Quilts
    March 15, 2024 / 2:06 PM

    Kathleen I love the colors in that panel! Great choice of fabrics to show it off. I’ll reiterate, you have set the bar high for the rest of us bloggers.

  78. Samantha Burnside
    March 15, 2024 / 2:08 PM

    Hi! I think I would love to try Moda’s gradient auras for my next pattern. I can’t wait. I know it will be beautiful!

  79. Lezlie L Kunkel
    March 15, 2024 / 2:11 PM

    That panel looks great in your design

  80. jonesnyasha
    March 15, 2024 / 2:16 PM

    Thanks for the visit. Love your quilt. I have a white tiger panel that I think would look lovely in this pattern.

  81. LA Paylor
    March 15, 2024 / 2:25 PM

    stunning colors !!!
    thanks for the chance to enter a drawing… LeeAnna

  82. elou820
    March 15, 2024 / 2:44 PM

    I think a panel designed by Cori Dantini would be so much fun to use with the “31” pattern!

  83. Quilting Tangent
    March 15, 2024 / 2:45 PM

    Love the colors in your quilts.

  84. Donna Pheneger
    March 15, 2024 / 2:46 PM

    I have a panel about dogs and cats that would be great for 31.

  85. March 15, 2024 / 3:02 PM

    Kathleen, this is gorgeous. What a great way to emphasize the panel. Love it. I have a world map panel that would be fun but it would be oriented horizontally rather than vertically. Would still work tho.

  86. Tawnee
    March 15, 2024 / 3:09 PM

    When I got this pattern I purchased the panel and I am making a wall hanging then embroidering my grandkids names to hang from it and candles to add as they get older. You have opened my eye to the other possibilities. Thanks so much!

  87. Kathy Harris
    March 15, 2024 / 3:30 PM

    I just bought a Fourth of July panel with fireworks.i would make that. I love your quilt. What a beautiful panel.and thanks for the tip about keeping the thread connected. That should help make it easier to piece.

  88. Nancy Sumner
    March 15, 2024 / 3:43 PM

    I think there are many panels that would work with this pattern. I have several baby panels that would work for a quick shower gift! Thanks for sharing!

  89. Barb K
    March 15, 2024 / 3:54 PM

    I have a Halloween panel that I could use–your panel is beautiful!

  90. BARBARA ANNE CARNES
    March 15, 2024 / 3:56 PM

    Hadn’t thought I’d use this pattern, but after seeing your interpretation I will go back into my panel collection and look for a very colorful focus panel. Thanks for the inspiration!

  91. Pat
    March 15, 2024 / 3:58 PM

    Love the color choices for your Flower Power. I would use The Beach is my Happy Place panel. I have made several Gypsy quilts. A fast one to whip up.

  92. gingerdawnharmane6c1d63795
    March 15, 2024 / 4:33 PM

    Wow I love your panel and color choices. Especially for Purple passion. I so am going to put this pattern on my wish list. It would be great for a southwestern horse panel that I have. Thank you for sharing.

  93. gingerdawnharmane6c1d63795
    March 15, 2024 / 4:39 PM

    I would use a southwestern horse panel. I really like how colorful your panel is. Great fabric choice too.

  94. lee
    March 15, 2024 / 4:39 PM

    Great work with the panel! I have a Wolf panel I was gifted and this would be a cool pattern for that! Love this blog hop! Thank you for the inspiration!

  95. Karen Shields
    March 15, 2024 / 4:46 PM

    I have a few outdoor ones this pattern would be perfect for!

  96. Pam
    March 15, 2024 / 5:42 PM

    Beautiful panel choice. I might try ‘31’ with my lakeside panel by Henry Glass.

  97. JennyH
    March 15, 2024 / 5:49 PM

    I’ve got a dinosaur panel that would make a great 31 quilt.

  98. Kathy Cocker
    March 15, 2024 / 6:01 PM

    I am planning on making the ‘31’ quilt with a panel from Northcott called Sea Breeze. I love the fabric you used and appreciate you showing the pieces backing. I need ideas for pieces backings always.

  99. March 15, 2024 / 6:05 PM

    Thanks for the panel quilt idea. I have a couple of panels that are just sitting in stash because I had no quilt ideas for them. I make children’s charity quilts each year to donate. Both of them are great quilt ideas.

  100. March 15, 2024 / 6:30 PM

    I have a Christmas Tree panel that would work with 31.

  101. Paula A
    March 15, 2024 / 6:35 PM

    Thanks for sharing your design/decision making process ND for participating in the Villa Rosa blog hop!

  102. Eve
    March 15, 2024 / 6:39 PM

    There are so many great panels out there….I should know….collected quite a few. I really think a bird panel would go great in #31.

  103. Tricia
    March 15, 2024 / 6:40 PM

    Hey Kathleen! Your quilt turned out amazing! Your panel is simply gorgeous. I have a stack of panels just waiting to be made into quilts. Looks like 31 would be awesome with just about any theme or style. Can’t wait to make it.

  104. March 15, 2024 / 6:45 PM

    I love what you did for your Gypsy quilt and the panel is gorgeous! I also have several panels, mostly for children, in my stash so will have to find one!!

  105. eboward
    March 15, 2024 / 6:49 PM

    What lovely quilts! I would use a wildlife panel on 31. They seem to be my favorite.

  106. March 15, 2024 / 6:57 PM

    I love the panel you used for 31!!! I think I it would look nice with a Christmas panel, done all in red, green, and silver!

  107. Mary
    March 15, 2024 / 7:35 PM

    I just found a panel of amazing sea fish in beautiful colors with some metallic highlights. It’s a 24” x 42” panel but both sides have extra fish that can be removed.

  108. Teri
    March 15, 2024 / 7:41 PM

    Love your Flower Power quilt. I have a holiday panel I would like to use with this pattern.

  109. Chrisknits
    March 15, 2024 / 7:50 PM

    Love that panel!! And it came together so well.

  110. J Foor
    March 15, 2024 / 8:04 PM

    Love what you did with the glorious panel. Thanks for some detailed construction information as well. Best Wishes

  111. Gaynel
    March 15, 2024 / 8:08 PM

    I enjoyed your blogpost. So just like you I would use a panel with flower theme called “Floral Fascination”. I love roses too. One of my favorite flowers to grow except the deer like them too!

  112. J Foor
    March 15, 2024 / 8:17 PM

    31 is a great pattern for your terrific pattern. I love that the panel is offset. I am thinking any toddler penel would be fantastic for this pattern.

  113. March 15, 2024 / 8:24 PM

    If use something nautical or with a mermaid or whale

  114. March 15, 2024 / 8:34 PM

    That is a beautiful panel and gives so many fun colors to work with! Well done!

  115. Sharon Blosser
    March 15, 2024 / 8:51 PM

    I love your quilt “31”. I have a Christmas tree panel may use for this pattern. Thanks.

  116. Cathy Hepburn
    March 15, 2024 / 8:54 PM

    I have a horse panel that I would use on this pattern…..

  117. Pat Jones
    March 15, 2024 / 9:07 PM

    I might use Christmas Joy for the holidays.

  118. Ann Kaplan
    March 15, 2024 / 9:32 PM

    I have several beach related panels that I have been considering for the 31 pattern. Thanks for the inspiration!

  119. Kathy E.
    March 15, 2024 / 9:38 PM

    Oh, you picked a gorgeous panel to make this 31 quilt! Your colors all work so well together and make this piece so eye catching! I would choose a panel that contains flowers or hearts and hopefully it would contain as many bright colors as yours!

  120. Dorothea Kominos
    March 15, 2024 / 9:45 PM

    I have a panel of a bejeweled cat called Cleo. I think 31 would look great with that panel and the collection.

  121. Martha Gee
    March 15, 2024 / 11:21 PM

    Your quilt is beautiful! I love that panel choice. I got a cat panel that might try with this pattern. Thanks for the information on the Rose part of Villa Rosa, as I didn’t know that.

  122. Cindy Shelley
    March 15, 2024 / 11:55 PM

    I have a sewing panel that would look good in the 31 pattern.

  123. lisabb8f0b64e9c
    March 16, 2024 / 12:53 AM

    Batik’s animal prints would be fun to incorporate with your 31 quilt fabrics as maybe 6×6 or 9×9 squares alternating animals. Either way. I really like the fabrics.

  124. Candy Williams
    March 16, 2024 / 3:14 AM

    I love the panel you used in this pattern! I have a Christmas poinsettias panel that I would use for this pattern.

  125. Eva
    March 16, 2024 / 3:59 AM

    There is a fabric of “the little caterpillar” and “princess on the pea” waiting here and just waiting for good inspiration. I echo other ladies here, you put the bar high. Lovely work Kathleen!

  126. Christi
    March 16, 2024 / 5:45 AM

    Nice 31, there are panels everywhere these days. I do a lot of donation quilts and I really like some Northcott panels so I would use those. Gypsy is calling my name.

  127. Pamela Dempsey
    March 16, 2024 / 8:12 AM

    Beautiful! I would use a wildlife panel

  128. Nancy McClelland
    March 16, 2024 / 8:18 AM

    I love the colorful panel you chose for your quilt. I just purchased a hummingbird panel that I may measure and try. I also think a fun wildlife panel would work for this pattern.

  129. christibentley6230
    March 16, 2024 / 8:22 AM

    I have a horizontal panel of cats on a bookcase that might be a good fit for this pattern. Love your quilt!

    Christi
    bentley.christi@gmail.com

  130. Margaret Morton
    March 16, 2024 / 8:27 AM

    Beautiful quilt…great job of making it your own!

    Thank you for the background info on the Gypsy rose. I look forward to seeing these plants for sale to consumers. Glad you made Gypsy as it’s one I want to make as a charity/donation quilt for our guild; always nice to see a pattern made in different colorways and fabric designs.

    Thank you also for talking about your construction process and quilting decisions; both very helpful.

  131. March 16, 2024 / 10:07 AM

    You chose a stunning panel to work with! I’m not a ‘sane’ quilter per se but I could see myself using the border design around one of my landscape pieces.

  132. March 16, 2024 / 10:21 AM

    I would do 31 in a Christmas theme. Love to make quilts for the season and this would be a quicky. For brighteyeslk @ yahoo.com

  133. March 16, 2024 / 10:27 AM

    I love how you changed the pattern up and make it your own. Great panel. I think the pink border around it makes it pop more than a purple would! Great job!

  134. Pam Suther
    March 16, 2024 / 11:07 AM

    This blog hop is going to be so fun and full of inspiration!

  135. March 16, 2024 / 11:15 AM

    I actually do not have a panel in my stash that would work; the only one I do have consists of various sized squares and rectangles one would cut apart. I love your pink-framed Flower Power quilt! And doing Gypsy in one colourway is wonderful and makes me want to make another right now!

  136. dvcarousel4
    March 16, 2024 / 11:36 AM

    I love the vibrant panel you chose! Often it is hard to create a quilty feel with a panel and this pattern works nicely & quick! Thanks for your input!

  137. bdemack
    March 16, 2024 / 11:59 AM

    I like the fact that so many of you think beyond the box. I would never have thought to use anything but the panel on the pattern.

  138. Vickie Geyer
    March 16, 2024 / 1:53 PM

    I really love what you did with the pattern “31”! It inspires me to try doing the same. I have so many panels, and out of those most of them are Autumn based. So I guess you can figure out that I would use one of the Autumn ones! LOL. Thanks for the chance to win a prize.

  139. Glenda Stanton
    March 16, 2024 / 2:02 PM

    Nice to be introduced to you via the Blog Hop! Thanks for the inspiration!!

  140. Debbie S Wallace
    March 16, 2024 / 2:30 PM

    I have a vintage car panel that I might make with this pattern. It looks interesting!

  141. Charlotte Henson
    March 16, 2024 / 2:34 PM

    I like what you did with 31. I have a Gnome panel I would like to use for it.

  142. Anne Brumm
    March 16, 2024 / 2:40 PM

    I’m a new follower and am looking forward to seeing what you do.

  143. Anne Brumm
    March 16, 2024 / 3:40 PM

    I am a new follower and am enjoying the fabric choices you all make. The same quilt looks so different at each blog – what fun!

  144. Pat Egberts
    March 16, 2024 / 6:15 PM

    I like working with panels! For the 31 I think I would like The Farm Stand panel by Timeless Treasures by Spring Lake fabrics. I would use florals and possibly some vegetable fabric in the blocks.

  145. Edwina
    March 16, 2024 / 6:44 PM

    Such a nice quilt! I haven’t seen that line of fabrics but it is perfect for this pattern.

  146. Barb Sebastian
    March 16, 2024 / 8:11 PM

    What you did with the panel was inspirational. For some reason, I couldn’t get past the birthday theme of the pattern. Seeing what you did opened my mind to many options. I have some Asian panels and will use one of them to make a quilt for my mom (she’s Japanese and would love seeing the panel I have). Your color choices for both quilts are great. Thanks for helping me see past my block.

  147. March 16, 2024 / 8:45 PM

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful quilt! I have a panel with a blue heron on it, and it would work beautifully with this pattern. Thanks for the sewing tips too, and for educating us about the word “gypsy.”

  148. sandi1100
    March 17, 2024 / 6:55 AM

    Your quilt is beautiful! I don’t have any panels but have some beautiful fabric that I would use instead to make that quilt. It was very interesting about how Villa Rose got its name and that the patterns by the owner are all rose names as I didn’t know that.

  149. Bonnie Larson
    March 17, 2024 / 8:14 AM

    Wow. Great prizes. I love Villa Rose patterns. They are such fun and I love your quilt. I love your interpretation of 31. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  150. Deb Fox-mchugh
    March 17, 2024 / 8:16 AM

    I love the 31 quilt you made! I have a lot of Christmas panels it would be great for!

  151. Shannon
    March 17, 2024 / 11:29 AM

    Great pattern! I think it would work beautifully with a quilt of valor pattern. I’m excited to make it.

  152. Sarah Aldrich
    March 17, 2024 / 11:31 AM

    Your quilt is stunning! I love that panel. I’m not a big panel user, but would probably use a Christmas panel

  153. Karen C Addleman
    March 17, 2024 / 1:38 PM

    I don’t have any panels in mind, but this pattern would be fun to work with

  154. Kathryn
    March 17, 2024 / 1:39 PM

    I have never worked with a panel but I certainly am inspired after seeing your creativity. Very beautiful.

  155. Donna
    March 17, 2024 / 9:19 PM

    Kids panels would be great in 31. I have a Winnie the Pooh that I couldn’t decide how to do.

  156. March 17, 2024 / 10:04 PM

    Wow! What a great version of your chosen pattern, Kathleen! What panel would I use? I want the one that YOU used!!!

  157. Lynne
    March 18, 2024 / 8:08 AM

    I have been experimenting with cute panels for baby quilts. Your ideas will be very helpful.

  158. Jayne P
    March 18, 2024 / 8:33 AM

    I have a Christmas pattern that would be ideal for this

  159. garnet626f353ed633
    March 18, 2024 / 9:29 AM

    I have a Riley Blake destinations panel that would look awesome in the 31 pattern.

  160. March 18, 2024 / 9:38 AM

    I’m # 156 (or so…) I don’t expect you to send notes to everyone it would take all your quilting time for a week. Love your interpretation of 31. It is a versatile pattern for a panel.

  161. cjm
    March 18, 2024 / 3:03 PM

    I don’t have any panels, so I might go for some appliqué instead :)

  162. Rita
    March 18, 2024 / 6:53 PM

    I absolutely love your quilt! Have a Japanese panel and I’m going to make that quilt. It is so beautiful!

  163. Debbie Black
    March 18, 2024 / 6:54 PM

    I would use a PATRIOTIC panel!

  164. Rita Morgan
    March 18, 2024 / 8:04 PM

    Your quilt is fabulous. I have ordered the patterns and I’ll use a Japanese panel I have

  165. Becky W.
    March 18, 2024 / 8:46 PM

    I have a beach scene panel that I could use with this pattern!

  166. Jocelyn
    March 19, 2024 / 2:33 AM

    I love how your panel quilt turned out. Really well done.

  167. March 19, 2024 / 8:13 AM

    Both of these quilts are lovely. The bright saturated colors are definitely my jam. I have a roadrunner panel that would be perfect with the 31 pattern, though I’d need to tone down the bright colors!

  168. Carol M
    March 19, 2024 / 6:03 PM

    Love the panel you used! Gorgeous results! cake42493@gmail.com

  169. Patti Guevara
    March 19, 2024 / 7:00 PM

    I have a Nightmare Before Christmas panel I would definitely use for the 31 pattern. I’d do it in blacks, grays, whites and maybe even add some yellow or orange to make it pop

  170. Samantha Burnside
    March 19, 2024 / 10:16 PM

    Hi! I’m pretty sure I’ve already commented, but i don’t think it saved my email. I sure do love your beautiful pattern on 31 and the colors on Gypsy rose make it so gorgeous. Thanks for considering me for the contest.
    Jason_burnside@hotmail.com

  171. Julie Kennedy
    March 20, 2024 / 6:47 AM

    I have so many panels, especially Christmas designs, that would work great for the 31 pattern. I love your Flower Power quilt!

  172. Andrea Alley
    March 20, 2024 / 11:55 AM

    How did I not know about all these quilting websites??? I’ve recently become addicted to quilting (I’m on quilt #3 at the moment) and have been looking for websites like these! I have started working on my stash and I found a stained glass buttefly panel that would look great in that 31 pattern!

  173. lisaenglandvt
    March 20, 2024 / 2:53 PM

    I would like to use a holiday panel for the VRD quilt. Since holiday quilts generally don’t stay out all year I like for them to be quick to make. And there are so many holiday panels that I can make a bunch of quick quilts! The flower panel you used is gorgeous and I love your quilt.

  174. Lynn Dean
    March 20, 2024 / 5:11 PM

    I would use a ocean panel for the 31 pattern. Blues, greens and browns are my colors of choice. The flying geese would look good in sea bird colors.
    I love the way your quilt turned out!

  175. Sue
    March 20, 2024 / 8:52 PM

    I have a piece of beautiful landscape print fabric that would be great for the 31 pattern!

  176. Beth Carver
    March 20, 2024 / 9:04 PM

    When looking at the 31 VRD pattern, I was very challenged. Your resulting quilt is strikingly gorgeous. I’m now on the lookout for an appropriate panel to use the pattern. Thank you for the inspiration. Beth in AL

  177. Sue Lerch
    March 20, 2024 / 10:32 PM

    I have several Christmas panels that would work well for 31
    Your quilt is lovely

  178. Sonya Leach
    March 21, 2024 / 5:41 AM

    I have a panel of construction equipment that I would like to try with this pattern

  179. Julie Warren
    March 21, 2024 / 7:28 AM

    Beautiful

  180. Emily
    March 21, 2024 / 12:26 PM

    Beautiful version of 31! I love the bright, vibrant colors

  181. Donna Teeter
    March 21, 2024 / 12:43 PM

    I love your take on “31”! The way you co-ordinated the darks, brights, and pastels made for a very striking quilt!

  182. March 22, 2024 / 10:44 AM

    Oh my gosh your #31 panel quilt is brilliant. I absolutely love it and now want to find a bright floral fabric like yours, as it is so cheerful. I do have plenty of panels, from nature scenes, to birthday celebrations and this pattern looks like a “must” for me.

  183. Elaine in North Texas
    March 22, 2024 / 7:52 PM

    I love the gypsy pattern and would use fabric from my stash.

  184. Carol
    March 23, 2024 / 12:26 AM

    I have a sisters panel that would work perfectly with this pattern. I love your purple passion quilt to!

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