Archive | February 2021

Villa Rosa Designs “Liberty” Quilt Along

We will have a quilt along starting April 5, 2021 using the Liberty pattern from Villa Rosa Designs. This will be a great “beginner” quilt to learn how to use color to create the stars in the field of blue. I’ll be doing a video a day for the entire week and you’ll have homework each night to be ready for the next step. Day #1 will be cutting and we’ll go from there the following day. Don’t have time? Don’t worry. The videos will be on YouTube and you can go back and watch them at your convenience as many times as you’d like. Don’t feel pressured. You can do this at your own pace. Have fun with it!

Here is a link to both the hard copy and digital pattern from #VillaRosaDesigns. LIBERTY QUILT PATTERN

I recommend that to follow along with the pieces I will be talking about in my videos, you use the PDF below and letter all your fabric pieces with either Alphabitties or some other method (a Post-it Note will work just as well). The PDF below has the Letter designations that correspond to each piece.

Here is the PDF of the instructions. You will need to purchase the pattern from the link above in order to know the correct sizes of each cut piece.

Also, I’ve noted in the PDF, if you will be hanging the quilt vertically (lengthwise), to follow proper US Flag etiquette, you’ll need to sew the long red/white strips to the other side of the field of blue as shown below. That’s how I will be doing mine and I’ll show you how if you want to do it that way.

Looking forward to this!! If you’re going to join me, please leave a comment below! I’d love to know how many will be along for the ride. 🙂

A Valentine’s Jubilee Quilt from Villa Rosa Designs

I recently got in a fat quarter bundle from Fat Quarter Shop called “From the Heart” by Sandy Gervais for Riley Blake Designs.

I went digging for a pattern to make up this lovely fabric and found Jubilee from Villa Rosa Designs that takes 10 fat quarters and 1/2 yd for binding.

This pattern was very easy to make since it didn’t have any diagonal seams or finicky star points. It was cut in an hour and sewn that afternoon.  I think Blue approves.  Doesn’t she look thrilled?

I did have to use 11 FQs instead of 10 to get the red and white rows to work out properly (I needed an extra red FQ for the 3rd row). If I hadn’t of been making a two-color quilt, the 10 FQs would have worked out fine.

I used the remaining FQs to make a scrappy binding.

I ordered additional yardage from the line from the FQS for the backing and sewed my label into the binding.

I used a quilting pattern from Urban Elementz called Loopy Hearts to quilt it on my longarm.

I’m just so pleased at how this turned out! What a sweet, happy quilt!

Happy Valentine’s Day my friends!!