Villa Rosa Designs Fast and More Fun Blog Hop 2024

Villa Rosa Designs Fast and More Fun Blog Hop 2024

Mar 15th 2024

Hello and welcome to Day 2 of Villa Rosa Designs Fast and More Fun Blog Hop 2024!

The lineup for this year’s blog hop is sew super! (See the 2024 VRD Blog Hop Schedule at the end of this post.) AND there are lots of chances to win great prizes. As both a participant and sponsor of the blog hop, we were asked to choose from five curated designs to make and write about for the hop. One of the many fun parts of this blog hop is seeing these patterns made by a variety of quilters. If you follow along, you will very well see these designs in different colors and fabrics that may just spark your creativity.

Here are the 5 patterns in the 2024 Fast & Fun Blog Hop Collection:

2024 Villa Rose Designs Blog Hop

Before we “HOP” into it, have you heard of Villa Rosa Designs? Make sure to give them a visit for gorgeous quilt pattern cards and fabrics!


A treat for the eyes, Gypsy is created with “Fairy Enchantment” fabrics from Benartex. The beauty of this design is that it really allows you to show off your favorite prints.

If you are having trouble finding color stories in your prints, we suggest using a color tool like the Palette-Builder Color Tool from Joen Wolfrom. This tool comes with four mini wheels, and each color wheel features 5 color plans for handy reference and easy access. As you identify the dominant colors in each printed fabric, see how you can use other prints to create a dynamic color palette.

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If you love charm packs, and a chance to practice (or use up) those half-square triangle scraps, Twinkle is the pattern for you! The one pictured below is made with Benartex’s “Documentaries” fabric. See how the negative space allows the colors to really pop! 

The big question is: how do you choose the right colors? If you start with a main color (or fabric), the Ultimate 3-in-1 Color Tool will help you find the perfect colors to go with it based on the color plan options on the back of the card. Visit us on YouTube for a video tutorial on using this tool and getting the perfect colors for your next project!

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Each of us blogging for the Hop will choose names from those of you who leave a comment on our posts.

  • One of you will win the pattern bundle
  • Three of you will win Sponsor Prizes
  • Three of you will be selected as entries for the Grand Prize drawing

To register for the prizes, you need to leave a comment on the blog you are visiting. Please be sure to leave an email address so we know how to contact you if you win. Registration for the prizes closes on Sunday, March 24th.

To enter C&T Publishing’s blog hop, you will need to leave a comment on this Instagram post.

Blog Hop Prizes

Grand Prizes (each blogger will select 3 entries to go into the Grand Prize drawings): 

  • Kaffe Fasset Precut Collection 
  • $100 digital Gift Certificate to Hancock’s of Paducah 
  • A BIG BOX of mystery quilty goodies 
  • An Electric Quilt 8 download — the winner for this prize will be selected on the EQ blog, so you will need to register there for this prize 

Individual Prizes (each blogger will select 3 winners on their blog) which may be books, patterns, fat quarter bundles, 5″ squares, 2 1/2″ strips, 10″ squares, or notions — it will be a fun surprise, I promise!

Winners will be announced just as soon as all winners have been notified. Prizes will be shipped as soon as possible.


Here is the full schedule for the Hop, with links to the other guest bloggers each day. The more blogs you visit, the greater your chance to win!

2024 VRD Blog Hop Schedule

Thursday, March 14 *Read this blog post for more information on the blog hop prizes.

Friday, March 15

1. Kathleen McCormick --

2. Cheree H --

3. Roseanne Nelson --

4. Wendy Tuma --

5. C&T Publishing -- YOU ARE HERE!

Saturday March 16

1.Bernie Kringel --

2. Sandra Walker --

3. Linda --

4. Debbie Huber –

5. SIY (Branyn/Jennifer) –

Sunday, March 17

1. Carolyn --

2. Emily (Norton House) --

3. Gail Sheppard --

4. Susan Slaton --

Monday, March 18

1. Nann Hilyard --

2. Jaftex (Jennifer) --

3. Jan Altomare --

4. Tricia –

Tuesday, March 19

1. Joy --

2. Emily Leachman --

3. Vicki S --

4. Rose Mikulski --

5. QOVF (Lexie) --

Wednesday, March 20

1. Nancy --

2. Jocelyn --

3. Tracie --

4. Daryl Perry --

5. Electric Quilt --

Thursday, March 21