31 Quilt and the VRD Blog Hop

31 Tribute

31 Panel Focus

31 Border, Background, and Arrows

31 Quilting and a Finish

Participants in the Blog Hop

March 14, 2024

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March 15, 2024

VRD 31 Prizes

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145 Responses

  1. Diane V says:

    Thanks again, for hosting! A hop makes quilting so much more social & very personable!

  2. Love your project but especially loved the photo of your two very happy faces!

  3. cathy wells says:

    I love the panel pattern…I have so many panels needing a face lift.

  4. I love the #31 pattern for panels and definitely want to make it. Your colors allow the eyes to focus on the panel and look fantastic. I love it.

  5. Sonya says:

    I like your quilting choice, it’s like snow swirling around.

  6. Gaynel says:

    I love what you created with your Villa rosa pattern 31. It’s inspiring! I am following you on facebook also, Thank you!

  7. Donna Teeter says:

    I haven’t made a VRD quilt yet, but I plan to use the Gypsy quilt for charity baby quilts. Novelty prints could be used since the quilt pieces are big enough to showcase them!

  8. Emily says:

    I have made a couple quilts from VRD patterns. My favorite was the Double Delight I made using a kit and added a bit of ChennileIt. It turned out wonderfully

  9. Emily says:

    Thank you for participating! It’s been so fun to see everyone’s take on the patterns.

  10. Paula A says:

    This is such a great blog hop. Thank you for participating. I now have even more ideas for the many quilts on my wish list!

  11. Sue L says:

    Love the Christmas panel and how your quilt came out. I can see this would help me to use many of the panels I have collected

  12. Beth Carver says:

    Thanks for sharing your Christmas version of VRD pattern 31. It’s beautiful! Beth in AL

  13. Sue says:

    Yes, I have lots of Rose cards!

  14. Lynn Dean says:

    I love the way your 31 quilt turned out. Very beautiful!

  15. Lisa England says:

    I have made a quilt from the VRD pattern called Waverly. I love how it turned out!

  16. Andrea Alley says:

    Signed up for the blog! I just finished Moonstone, I had no idea there were so many other Villa Rosa designs!

  17. Catherine says:

    I’m not a fan of panels – but I do have a number in my stash!
    31 looks like a great pattern for me! Thank you for showcasing it!

  18. Julie in GA says:

    I love the Santa panel you used, and the finished quilt is beautiful! I have not used any VRD patterns before, but I’m definitely going to give some of them a try.

  19. Bobbie says:

    Your quilt is brilliant!

  20. Debbie Black says:

    I’ve used VRD for several QOV quilts. Easy and quick!

  21. C.J.M. says:

    I’m new to VRD, but have already seen a few patterns I really like 🙂

  22. Beth Smith says:

    I’ve done a number of VRD patterns. I love the simplicity and how quickly they come together. And they always look great.

  23. Jayne P says:

    I have never used a VRD before and so pleased to learn about them now

  24. Anita Carol Gambrell says:

    I have just started back up again so I have not used a VRD pattern as of yet ! Excited to get at it again! Currently I am working as a receptionist in the nursing home so I’m doing an embroidery block of the month quilt for my granddaughter. I can take the embroidery part to work in my down time!

  25. Awesome pattern for a quick holiday quilt, Roseann!!

  26. Sandi says:

    I love your 31 quilt! I have not used a VRD pattern but have one waiting as soon as I finish what I’m working on.

  27. Kathryn says:

    I have never used a VRD pattern before but there is always time for something new. I love the idea of something quick and easy & easy to enhance.

  28. Anna says:

    No I havent yet but just bought Pacific Grove and I can’t wait to whip it up

  29. Bonnie Larson says:

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

  30. Deb Fox-mchugh says:

    I love a good idea for using a panel! This is spectacular! Signed up!

  31. Pam says:

    I’ve never used a VRD pattern, and I’m so happy to be introduced to them! I will in the future!

  32. Debbie S Wallace says:

    I just signed up to your blog. The VRD patterns are great! 31 looks like a winner.

  33. Anne Brumm says:

    I am a new follower and am excited to see what you do with the patterns. I love the Villa Rosa patterns and use them a lot.

  34. Glenda Stanton says:

    Nice to be introduced to you on this Blog Hop. Looking forward to following you for more inspiration.

  35. Kathy E. says:

    No, I have not used a Villa Rosa pattern yet! I have a few panels that would lovely with the 31 pattern!
    I’ve also signed up for your emails…whoohooo!

  36. Rosalind Gutierrez says:

    Yes I have used Vila Rosa Designs patterns for example Portlandia and Olympiad.

  37. Teri says:

    I have a pattern I plan to make soon but have not used a Villa Rosa one yet. Love your panel quilt.

  38. Wonderful quilt Roseanne and Sue. Love the pics with you two in it, such joy!

  39. Love, love, love your 31 quilt! The blue and white and white arrows really coordinate with the panel for a “cool” effect!! Great job. I don’t believe I’ve ever used a VRD pattern, but I really like this one, as well as Gypsy!

  40. Mary Anne says:

    I love the idea of using a panel and this design would have been my choice too, only instead of using a panel I would love to try it using one of my landscapes. Trust me to be a rebel!

  41. Margaret Morton says:

    Signed up for your blog; looking forward to reading more entries.

    Great job with “31”; thanks for info on quilting pattern and thread.

  42. Sandra says:

    Love Villa Rosa patterns and have quite a stash. When you need a gift in a hurry I always turn to them.

  43. Cindy Smith says:

    I have some panels that I need to dig out lol. Thanks for the inspiration.

  44. Cindy Smith says:

    I follow your blog now via Feedly

  45. Christi Bentley says:

    I have used pumpkin pie several times as it allows you to use a large scale focal print.

  46. Pamela Dempsey says:

    What a cute quilt! I am a new subscriber 😻

  47. Lisa B says:

    New to your blog, excited to explore some more. I really enjoy Villa Rosa patterns and have made several. Looking forward to trying out Ebb and Gypsy .

  48. Cindy Shelley says:

    I have made Villa Rosa Patterns… my most recent one I did was Hey Day

  49. Rochelle Summers says:

    I loved the way you used the 31 pattern with your panel. So cute! The quilting can’t be beat. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  50. Beth T. says:

    I haven’t yet made a VRD pattern, but I keep them on hand to slip into greeting cards when I’m writing to my quilty friends, especially those who are newer quilters. I love the size, the excellent quality of the patterns, and accessibility of the patterns.

  51. Debbie Roseman says:

    Thank you for using this panel! I was thinking that this pattern would be perfect for a couple of Santa panels I have!

  52. Sandy Allen says:

    I haven’t used a VRD pattern yet but I do own several!

  53. Kathy Cocker says:

    I look forward to trying ‘31’ with one of my stash of panels. Love how yours turned out!

  54. Mary D says:

    I will need to takeanother look at the fabric panels I have in my stash now. I love the quick quilt idea with panels.

  55. Kim Straughn says:

    Villa Rosa Patterns is how I learned how to quilt!!! Love your use of 31 fora Christmas quilt!!! So cute

  56. Karrin Hurd says:

    I have never used any Villa Rosa Designs

  57. Karrin Hurd says:

    Beautiful finish, love it!

  58. J Foor says:

    The panel you used for 31 is glorious. Love that panel is offset in this pattern…so iniquw

  59. Chrisknits says:

    Cool! A great way to use a panel.

  60. MaryAnn says:

    Nice way to enhance a panel! Thank you for sharing your quilting journey!

  61. lee says:

    Love this! I have a holiday panel that I could use. Motivated to make 31 now! I have not used a Vila Rosa pattern before!

  62. Krista Smith says:

    I love your version of 31!!! I’ve made a few VRD quilts, my current favorite is Silver Star, since it’s the perfect size for a baby quilt and I have a few friends currently expecting!

  63. Anne Cowan says:

    Signed up for your blog and love your Christmas Themed “31” pattern.

  64. Sharon Aurora says:

    I have never used a VRD pattern to make a quilt yet.

  65. Emily says:

    I really like that pattern with your Santa panel!! Also glad to find a new blog to follow!!

  66. Pam says:

    I am new to Villa Rosa patterns and am inspired by them. I like your the fabric selection you used for ‘31’.

  67. Donna says:

    Great quilt!!

  68. Tricia says:

    I have lost count of the number of VRD patterns that I’ve made now. Love your version of 31 — wouldn’t have thought to use a Christmas panel! Thanks for the inspiration!

  69. Donna says:

    Love your quilt. You are ahead of the game for Christmas!

  70. Emma Kreisel says:

    Yes! I have made several VRD quilts. Right now my favorite to make is the Tiffany.

  71. Paula A says:

    What a great idea for a blog hop! I love Villa Rose patterns and have made several.

  72. Karen Shields says:

    Nicely done!

  73. Ginger D Harman says:

    Who doesn’t love pantograph, Loop the Loop! I really like what you did with 31. I really like this pattern. I am all inspired now to use a southwestern horse panel with this pattern but now that I saw your Christmas. I have a few of them too. Oh the choices! Thank you so much for sharing!

  74. Pat Dillard says:

    I have made Several VRD quilts but have not tried “31”. The panel you chose is so versatile and The borders, etc. pulled out the details well.

  75. Roseanne, that is a great way to spiff up a panel! I love the green border and then the offset blue and white. Santa looks very happy to be part of your blog hop project! Thanks for the giveaway, too?

  76. BARBARA c says:

    Wouldn’t have thought of a Christmas panel for 31, but have tucked this idea away in my October calendar (takes me a while to make decisions about holiday quilts!)
    Thanks for the idea.

  77. Barb says:

    I have the pattern for “Bride’s Dream” that I want to make!

  78. Nancy Sumner says:

    I have used Hillside Charm to make a quilt for a friend. Turned out really nice.

  79. Kathy Harris says:

    I have made several VRD patterns. They were great instructions and I just loved how they turned out. Your panel quilt is wonderful. Love having some patterns for using those beautiful panels.

  80. Tawnee Hartwell says:

    I love the panel you picked and how you are inspiring others to get outside of the box.

  81. bernie says:

    Love your version of 31. Isn’t it a cute one for Molly’s 31st birthday. How different it looks with your holiday panel. Very nice with the simple two color piecing to set off the panel.
    I’ve used a number of VRD patterns!

  82. Donna Pheneger says:

    I have a dog and cat panel that would be great for 31.

  83. Quilting Tangent says:

    Subscribed to your blog.

  84. Quilting Tangent says:

    Beautiful pattern!

  85. Michelle Rush says:

    Recently purchased several patterns and kits from Villa Rosa. Eager to get started.

  86. Samantha Burnside says:

    Hi! I’ve finally subscribed to your blog! I’ve never done a VRD pattern, but I look forward to making one..your version of “31” is beautiful. Great work!

  87. I’m loving your 31. I don’t have any panels, but have been keeping my eye on the new one by Lella Boutique. I may just need to put that in a chart somewhere and do a 31 for myself.

  88. Lezlie Kunkel says:

    That quilt wants me to jump back into Christmas,.
    Thanks for the inspiration.

  89. Joy Paull says:

    I’ve made lots of Villa Rosa quilts. Love that the patterns are quick and simple.

  90. Kristine S says:

    I like what you did with the Santa panel. The green border was an unusual choice but it works so well! The blog hop is lots of fun!

  91. Shirley DeFord says:

    I have two VRD patterns cut out, but I’m really liking this 31 pattern, and I’ve got tons of panels to use up! Thanks for your inspiration.

  92. Louise Wathen says:

    Love the Santa Panel. Always looking for Quilts of Valor ideas.

  93. Gail Sheppard says:

    Your ’31’ Christmas quilt is fantastic!!! I’m almost finding it hard to believe that you found that blue border fabric in your stash. But, since I know you, I know you’re telling the truth! And, isn’t it great to have a project done, done, done! ready for Christmas? And it’s only March!!!
    Happy Quilting! 🙂

  94. Mindy Wolfe says:

    I appreciate all of you doing this blog shop hop.

  95. Vicki in MN says:

    I have used several in the past and another for the hop! Great patterns.

  96. Nicola (Nikki) DeRamus Moshier says:

    I was reading different parts of your blog. Enjoyed the info on cataract surgery as it is in my future. I also wanted to recommend Richard Osman if you haven’t read him yet. He has 4 books out so read them in order, starting with The Thursday Murder Club. I love them so much!!!!

  97. Carol C says:

    This pattern is such a great idea for using a panel! Love the Santa ! I have never used a VRD pattern — yet! Just signed up for your blog.

  98. Nicola (Nikki) DeRamus Moshier says:

    I love VRD patterns. They are quick, fast and always look good! October Sky is one of my favorites!

  99. Jeanie says:

    I have used Cat City and Jolie. 31 has been on my list to purchase. I enjoy the different panel choices.

  100. Anne-Marie says:

    Fun! You can’t go wrong with Loop the Loop.

  101. Sheila says:

    Your Santa is beautiful, I’m going to have to search for one just like him!

  102. Dyane Frig says:

    I have made so many quilts from VillaRosa patterns. Love what you did with the ‘31’ pattern.
    have subscribed to your blog.

  103. Jill Stevenson says:

    I am new to Villa Rosa but have a lot of panels at home. Excited to see what I can do with them

  104. Nadja says:

    I’ve never used a VRD pattern but would love to!

  105. Jill Stevenson says:

    I am signing up for your blog. I am new to VRD. I have a lot of panels and seeing what I can do with them

  106. Julie in MN says:

    Love your choice of blue for the Christmas panel!

  107. Annmarie says:

    31 is such a versatile pattern. Love your version!

  108. Brenda in Georgia says:

    I love what you have done with your panel and the 31 pattern. You have inspired me to use a Mr. and Mrs Claus panel that I have had for years and could never decide how to use it. Thanks so much and thanks for participating in the blog hop. It totally gives me something to look forward to every day and hopefully inspire me to get busy!

  109. Julie Bailey says:

    I own several VRD rose cards, but have not made any of the quilts yet.

  110. Deb F says:

    Great panel for this pattern.

  111. Carol says:

    I really like how the panel is ‘off set’ in the quilt. Your choice of colors make it pop! Looks beautiful!

  112. Kathleen McCormickj says:

    I love it! The green border is perfect and the doing the arrows, now snowflakes, works perfectly with this panel. I have made quite a few: Hillside Charm, 31, Gypsy and Fire & Ice (to be blogged soon).

  113. Mary Lee Minnis says:

    Your background color makes this quilt so peaceful and calm – like a snowy night waiting for Santa to come.

  114. Rachel Summy says:

    Beautiful Christmas Quilt! 31 is a great pattern and fabric choices really complements the panel! Whirlybird is a favorite pattern I often make.

  115. lizzy says:

    Great way to use a panel, so much more visual interest than simple borders. I have made Blueberry Hill and So Charmed by VRD.

  116. Johnna says:

    I love Christmas quilts! My daughter & I have made several VRD quilts.

  117. MaryJo Mrvichin says:

    I am always happy to see different approaches to using panels. Love it!

  118. Wendy says:

    That is the perfect panel for this pattern – I love how it turned out! Of course, it’s grand fun to see you two with the quilt, and those big smiles! Well done!

  119. Donna says:

    I love that panel for this pattern. You are way ahead for next Christmas. I’ve just quilted and am now binding Christmas table runners that have been sitting around for years!! I guess I have a jump on next Christmas too.

    • Roseanne says:

      Hi Donna – I just wanted to alert you that your email address doesn’t work. If you happen to see this, please leave a new comment in case you win. I’m sorry I can’t reply to you. {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

  120. A very fun finish. Now you have something for next Christmas without the rush to have it ready for the holiday.

  121. Jan says:

    Sorry, I didn’t report I have not yet used a VRD pattern. But I am quite interested.

  122. Laura says:

    “31” is my favorite of the 5 hop patterns, and I love the Santa panel! Thanks for sharing.

  123. Jan says:

    Rosanne, lovely to see you joining the hop. Jolly St. Nick looks great in the 31 pattern. So quick and easy and ready for next Christmas. Love it!

  124. Kate Call says:

    I love the panel choice and borders. Give me good ideas to try. I’m a new quilter but have made three Villa Rosa patterns so far.

  125. Mary says:

    Love your panel! Signed up for your blog.

  126. Hi Roseanne – I’m not surprised by your choice of panel – you two are all about holidays and family1 HoHoHo.

  127. Nancy Lewis says:

    I love using these patterns. I like the size and construction the best.

  128. sewhappy28 says:

    Great pattern for panels! I have a snowman that I am now inspired to use!

  129. Renea Yarolim says:

    I have used many Villa Rosa cards to make quilts. I love them!! Thanks for sharing your cute quilt.

  130. Sherry V says:

    I have made several quilt tops using Villa Rosa patterns. Haven’t had a chance to quilt them yet since we moved about a year ago and my sewing area hasn’t been completed yet. . . .long story involving a disappearing builder.

  131. Tracie says:

    I love your interpretation of 31! This is the best part of the hop. I wouldn’t have the vision for this pattern until seeing your panel and fabric choices. Thanks for the inspiration!

  132. Nann says:

    Oh, I like your interpretation of 31 — all ready for Christmas and it’s only March! The green border makes the blue/white geese stand out. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

  133. Cindy Blay says:

    Love the use of this panel

  134. Pat says:

    Love your Santa 31. I especially like that all the arrows are the same color…it really unifies this quilts

  135. Daryl says:

    Your panel quilt came out so nice! I made the 31 Panel quilt too and I will share my version on the 20th.

  136. Cute version of 31!!! I love the subtle look of the white confetti. And perfect pantograph!!! I love making VRD quilts!!!

  137. Cheree Hull says:

    Oh, to be 31 again! Okay, well….maybe I don’t really want to do it all over. Maybe just for a day?? LOVE that panel and the additions you gave it. A beautiful finish! All ready for Christmas!

  138. Nicely done Roseanne and Sue! That pattern is so versatile. I love that panel and the colors you chose with it are perfect. And wow on the quilting! That Irish pub sounds very interesting . . . 😀

  139. Kim Pemberton says:

    I am always looking for ideas for panels. This will be m next!

  140. Kathy R. says:

    The arrows in your quilt look like they are pointing Santa on his way all over the world. This is a different way to show off a panel and I like it.

  141. Christi says:

    I have about 20 patterns. I love these for donation quilts and fast easy go to quilts.

  142. Donna Overmoyer says:

    I belong to a group that for the past two years has used villa rosa cards. It has been really fun. The patterns are easy to use and are very cute. Hard to decide which one to make.

  143. Pat Gossett says:

    Just signed up for your blog. Right now I’m working on the VRD pattern Lamplighter

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