Today is my turn in the Villa Rosa Designs Fast & Fun blog hop. I'm also having a giveaway on my blog, not just the sponsor giveaways.
I was asked to participate by Trisha. I'd participated in a blog hop for her book 'I Love Precut Quilts' back in 2017. I enjoyed that blog hop, and thought that this blog hop would be fun, too.
I'm a quilter, thrift store junkie and collector of vintage sewing machines. I also do most of my sewing on vintage sewing machines (mainly hand cranks and my Featherweight).
We were given 5 different patterns to choose from for this blog hop.
You can purchase a set of these 5 patterns HERE. Villa Rosa is also giving away sets of these patterns on each blog that is participating.
I chose to make the Hillside Charm quilt since I had a panel sitting around that I hadn't gotten around to using, that I could trim to size. I also had all the other fabrics in my stash. We've had so much rain and gray skies since I finished this, that I had to take photos of the quilt at my large quilt guild's meeting a few days ago (large gym with lousy lights, but a great carpeted wall to pin the quilt to).
The directions on the pattern were easy to follow. I did change up one thing. It called for 9 different fabrics for the 5" squares, but I had collected 10 different fabrics, and went ahead and used all 10 fabrics. I'm sure the extra squares that I cut will be used in another project. Using the 'extra' fabric made it so that I could arrange my fabrics in 'order', not random (I'm an order type of gal).
I did minimum quilting on this, and I'll finish the center quilting by hand at a later date (I'm not good at free motion quilting, and I want to outline Tinkerbell and the letters TINK, along with some of the hearts). I did add a nice flange binding to the quilt using the same pale aqua in Tinkerbell's wings.
I had some Tinkerbell flannel fabric, but not enough to cover the borders, so I added some yellow to finish the backing.
I also have ideas for the other 4 patterns, that I'll make in the future.
Villa Rosa Designs and their sponsors are having giveaways.
Everyone is eligible to win prizes. Please note that winners outside the USA will receive a digital set of the 2023 Blog Hop Rose Card pattern collection.
There are several opportunities for you to win prizes during the blog hop:
WOW! That’s a lot of prizes if you do the math.
So, how do you win?
Hop from blog to blog from January 19th through January 26th and register for prizes at each blog. The more participating blogs you visit and register at, the more chances you have to win prizes! It’s really that easy, I promise.
Winners will be selected randomly. Each blogger will select 2 names to go into the Grand Prize Box drawing and 2 winners will be selected randomly to win. Each blogger will also randomly select 3 winners for the Sponsored Individual Prizes.
Prize registration closes Sunday, January 29, 2023.
Winners will be announced the beginning of February 2023. Prizes will be shipped in February 2023.
No purchase is necessary to participate in the Blog Hop or to win prizes.
Here is our Blog Hop Schedule:
|01/19/23 Thursday||Villa Rosa Quilts|
|01/20/23 Friday||From Bolt to Beauty|
|01/21/23 Saturday||Pieceful Thoughts|
Little Penguin Quilts
|01/22/23 Sunday||Quilt with a View|
|01/23/23 Monday||Cheryl’s Teapots 2 Quilting - ME!|
Quilts of Valor Foundation
|01/24/23 Tuesday||Needle and Foot|
Am I Shouting Yet?
|01/25/23 Wednesday||The Crafty Quilter|
Jo’s Country Junction
Stitchin At Home
|01/26/23 Thursday||Villa Rosa Quilts — Blog Hop Wrap Up|