Saturday, January 21, 2023

Welcome to the Villa Rosa Designs Blog Hop!

Hello There Friends! 

Welcome to you, both old and new friends!  I'm sew glad that you are here.

I'm thrilled to be part of the very first Villa Rosa Designs Blog Hop. 

                        

A Little Bit About Me

If you've already recognized the writing style, you're not imagining things -- I am also the blog writer over at the Villa Rosa Designs (VRD) blog, Villa Rosa Quilts. Yep, it's me Tricia @ VRD.  LOL!

I met Pat Fryer, the owner and Rose Queen at VRD when I attended my very first Fall Quilt Market in 2010 (which, incidentally, was Pat's second Quilt Market promoting her new company, Villa Rosa Designs -- kismet, I think) in order to promote my first quilting book, Orphan Block Quilts

                                                       Orphan Block Quilts: Making a Home for Antique, Vintage, Collectible and Leftover Quilt Blocks by [Tricia Lynn Maloney]
 

Yikes!  2010 -- that seems like ages ago now.  Pat and I met up at every Market I attended after that until 2017, when I became part of the VRD family of designers.  Mostly I design the table runner patterns, but I also create patterns for baby quilts, throws, and even a few large quilts.  You can check out my VRD Rose Card patterns HERE.

Then in 2021, I started a new life-changing position working for VRD as a virtual assistant -- we are located on opposite coasts of the US.  Writing the weekly VRD blog, Villa Rosa Quilts, is just one of the fun and cool things I get to do.  I also get to write patterns, do graphics, and work closely with fabric companies for cross-promotional purposes.  Yay!  Best job ever!

The Villa Rosa Designs Fast & Fun Blog Hop

Now that you know a little bit about me, let me tell you all about the Blog Hop.  By now, you've seen many quilts made by the awesome bloggers participating in this Hop using Rose Card patterns in the Blog Hop Collection.

 Here is our Blog Hop Schedule:

01/19/23 ThursdayVilla Rosa Quilts — Today, where it all begins
01/20/23 FridayFrom Bolt to Beauty
Kathleen McMusing
Jaftex Companies
01/21/23 SaturdayPieceful Thoughts
Little Penguin Quilts
01/22/23 SundayQuilt with a View
mmmquilts
01/23/23 MondayCheryl’s Teapots 2 Quilting
Devoted Quilter
Quilts of Valor Foundation
01/24/23 TuesdayNeedle and Foot
Am I Shouting Yet?
Electric Quilt
01/25/23 WednesdayThe Crafty Quilter
Jo’s Country Junction
Keepsake Quilting
Stitchin At Home
01/26/23 ThursdayVilla Rosa Quilts — Blog Hop Wrap Up                                 

I hope you're keeping up because there are quilts to see and prizes to win!   Villa Rosa Designs created a special collection of Rose Card patterns and asked each participating blogger to make one of the 5 patterns.  You'll have to hop from blog to blog to see which quilt each blogger created!  And while you're there, stay a while and look around.  Don't forget to leave a comment and register for prizes!

Here are the Rose Card patterns included in the Blog Hop collection.  You can purchase all 5 of the patterns at the special price of $8.95 HERE.

I'm honored that my pattern, Snow Goose, was chosen as part of the Fast & Fun Blog Hop Collection!  

I thought I'd share more about this pattern with you for the VRD Fats & Fun Blog Hop.

Snow Goose, My VRD Rose Card Pattern

I was inspired to create this table runner because I love watching the gaggles of geese fly over and it makes me smile to hear them honking at each other.  I can just imagine what they're saying to each other -- LOL!  

When I'm outside and they're overhead, I stop and watch, because I think geese are simply amazing -- they fly hundreds and sometimes thousands of miles and even from way up there, they know where they're going. And they return to the same areas year after year.  Wow!  Nature is fascinating, isn't it?

 
Image by wirestock on Freepik

When I learned a new way of making Flying Geese using the flippy corner method with strips, I knew I just had to design a project and after some tweaking, Snow Goose was born.  I dipped into my stash of blue batiks for the wings and a solid white for the bodies.  And I just love how it turned out.  You can never go wrong with a blue and white quilt, no matter how many blues you use.

Snow Goose is a great project to use up leftover strips from other projects.  Of course, you can use fat quarters, too, and make several runners out of the same group of fabrics.  You could also make this runner into a larger quilt, see below.

Here are some photos I took of my Snow Goose runner:





After I make a project for a Rose Card pattern, I take many photos of the quilt and then choose the one I like the best for the cover of the pattern.  Since I'm not a great photographer, I prefer taking my quilt photos outside in natural light.  

Winter photos can be a little more difficult, though, due to grey days and sometimes lots of snow, so occasionally I have to be a little more creative about finding an indoor space to take photos.  I lucked out with Snow Goose and was able to get out between snow storms to grab these photos.

My mom (Hi Mom!) actually chose this photo over the others above and it became the cover of the Rose Card pattern.


 Now, let's play a little bit! 

What happens when you switch the lights and darks in Snow Goose?

 
What if you use bright fabrics with black?  
 

Or maybe a scrappy Christmas Goose?

What if you make 25 blocks (5 blocks across by 5 blocks down) to make a 50" x 50" quilt?  I'm thinking it needs a blue border, what do you think?
 
 
 
Yes, a 3" finished border (making this quilt 56" square) adds a nice frame effect to the geese, keeping them from escaping the edges of the quilt.  Tehehehe.......
 

The ability to adapt, expand, modify, and even shrink down Villa Rosa Rose Card patterns is just one of the things I love best about VRD patterns.  Of course, they are always FAST & FUN to make!

Blog Hop GIVEAWAYS

I know you've been waiting for this!  Here's your reward for reading all the way down my blog post.

Thanks to the Blog Hop Sponsors -- 

Moda, Hoffman, Electric Quilt, Creative Grids, Timeless TreasuresThe Gypsy Quilter, Quilts of Valor, Annie's, and Banyan Batiks

We have some awesome prizes up for grabs!

1)  1 set of the Blog Hop patterns, donated by Villa Rosa Designs (each blogger will give away a set)

2)  2  chances at the Grand Prize Boxes filled with lots of quilting goodies donated by the Blog Hop Sponsors and even some of the bloggers (each blogger will choose 2 people to go into the Grand Prize Boxes drawing)

3)  3 Individual Sponsored Prizes (each blogger will choose 3 winners)

And I'm adding some fun prizes to give away here on my blog too!

4)  2 packs of a selection of VRD table runner Rose Cards

5)  2 packs of a selection of my VRD quilt Rose Cards

6)  1 signed copy of my latest book, Blue Moon Block of the Month Quilt Planner

 
7)  1 signed copy of my book Orphan Block Quilts
 
                                                     Orphan Block Quilts: Making a Home for Antique, Vintage, Collectible and Leftover Quilt Blocks by [Tricia Lynn Maloney]
 
 
8)  1 signed copy of my book A Russian Journey in Quilts, which is out of print now
 
                                                         

9)  1 signed copy of my book I Love Precut Quilts!
 

 
 You have up to 2 chances to win the above prizes here on my blog!  

All you have to do is:

 1)  Leave a comment on this blog and tell me how you would change or adapt the Snow Goose pattern.

2)  Become a blog follower/subscriber and leave a comment on this blog telling me you are a follower/subscriber 

 Please make sure to leave an email address so I can contact you if you win! 

Remember, you have until Sunday, January 29th to leave a comment to register for the prizes above.

That's it!  Really!  Easy Peasy!

Good luck to each and every one of you!  

Until next time --

Tricia, AKA The Orphan Quilter


 

 

230 comments:

  1. Love that you show how a quilt would look with this pattern! I think I would change it up by turning every other block a quarter turn, so you have the geese going up, to the right, down and then to the left.

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  2. Just signed up to follow you!
    scotties4me(at)gmail dotcom

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  3. Wow, cool job! We all love VR patterns!!! I would make a scrappy Christmas goose out of the latest Christmas fabrics.

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  4. Jo sent me! I love your Snow Goose pattern and would like to make it totally scrappy!!!! I have subscribed to your blog! Thank you!!!

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  5. Hi, This is so lovely of you to do. Jo Kramer sent me this way. I would perhaps do a Hallowe'en fabrics runner? I can see the triangles really standing out with some of the high color contrasts of that season.

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  6. I am signing up to be a follower.

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  7. I would make it quilt sized, rather than a runner. I followed your blog as well.

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  8. I've always had a fascination for the flying geese pattern and geese themselves. We had a flock of geese when our kids were younger. The original male lived for 22 years. I love to make scrappy quilts using lots of rainbow colors and know I would continue that with this pattern.

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  9. Jo sent me. I wouldn't change the runner at all. I love blue and I love batiks and I need a runner for some friends in Florida so this would be perfect!! I am following. I couldn't figure out how to subscribe if that is different than following.

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  10. I have always loved this pattern!
    Mary Lee
    mlminnis@windstream.net

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  11. I like your version with the scrappy blues. Jo sent me.
    suequilts7@gmail.com

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  12. I just became a subscriber, and I have had the Villa Rosa app for a few months.
    suequilts7@gmail.com

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  13. I think I would make this pattern with purple and white. Two color quilts are striking to me. kerieinstitches(at)gmail(dot)com

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  14. I would make a table topper with 4 blocks with a border. They would point north, east, south, and west to symbolize their migration.

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  15. Jo sent me….I would alternate the backgrounds on every other row, so some rows would have light backgrounds and some would have dark backgrounds.
    Sandra B
    scb23229@yahoo.com

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  16. This is a very popular pattern because of its bold contrast. I have never seen these patterns in the Chicago area.
    Phyllis
    Pcline33@att.net

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  17. I'm discovering that these blogs dont want me to sign in with my Google account. I'm sure it's a setting somewhere but I haven't found it yet.

    I find flying geese hard to do consistently right so I need to find the method you mentioned and check it out.

    I wouldn't change the pattern. Blues are my favorite color so I would use those, just as you did.

    I'm signing up to follow. Jo was gracious to tell her readers about the blog hop so we could join in. Thanks!

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  18. I think a totally scrappy table topper would be fun; maybe alternating every other row. :)

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  19. I think I would make it into a square table topper and try using civil war prints where the geese blended in and were subtle.

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  20. In between major projects I make assorted table toppers for gifts. I think I would like to try making a table square just using four of the blocks. jfoor at att dot com

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  21. I like your original blue version but I am also attracted to the Christmas one. Maybe make it a little longer for my table. So fun!

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  22. I've just met you and now I'm following you!

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  23. Keep them coming, love πŸ’• them all

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  24. I think I would change the pattern a bit by making into a larger quilt. I like the Christmas version a lot!

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  25. So glad to finally meet you Tricia. I have always been afraid flying geese but with your tips I may just give it a try.

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  26. Snow geese is a great quilt pattern. Congratulations on getting your dream job. dorthac at aol dot com

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  27. Hi Trish - I didn't realize you had written so many books. That is so impressive! I think I need the orphan block book considering the huge number of odds and ends in my bin.

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  28. What fun to hear about all you're doing and meet your furbabies! Duchess Fluffybutt (Turkish Angora with cattitude) seems very determined to help me with the baby quilts I'm making for a military hospital overseas. We are looking forward to keeping in touch.

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  29. WOW ... you have a lot of giveaways / books! Congratulations on each one of them! Snow Goose is a great pattern ... I think I would make 3 or 4 of them and join them to make a small quilt! quiltinggail@yahoo.ca

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  30. What a fun pattern. And such a great giveaway. Thanks!

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  31. I would use your flying geese in a border.
    djcutting2atgmaildotcom

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  32. Jo sent me! Thanks for participating in the Shop Hop. I love your Snow Goose pattern. I would definitely like to make it.

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  33. I would make Snow Goose into a Christmas theme. I love red & White or anything with snowmen.
    I am trying to find how to follow your blog.

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  34. I love the Snow Goose pattern, Tricia (and so fun to see your smiling face in your profile photo)! I also have your I Love Precuts Book (pretty sure I got that from Bernie!). Thanks so much for this great blog hop - it has been so much fun!

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  35. I follow your blog. You do have a dream job. I like your twinkles quilt.
    djcutting2atgmaildotcom

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  36. I love the quilt size you made, but I would make it the original colors with the white geese and blue sky.

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  37. I like the Snow Geese pattern. It would make a quick, fun tablerunner.

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  38. Hi Tricia! I love the fabrics you chose for your version of the Snow Geese pattern. I think the darker blue background is just perfect for a runner made in the winter months, although the sky the always blue. Nice job and what a great job you have as a VA! That is so cool. {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

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  39. You asked how to change the pattern...I would add an inner border of white rectangles and squares the length of the flying goose and add another border.

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  40. Hello, I really love your pattern and since blue is my favorite color, this just makes it better! The only thing I would change is increasing the size. That would be an incredible quilt!
    Droseman58@yahoo.com
    I am having trouble subscribing to your blog. Computer cluelessness. πŸ˜•

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  41. Lovely pattern! Thank you for showing all the variations. I would love to do this pattern in a throw quilt size, with a gradation of blues across it, and then just 1, or maybe a couple, 'golden geese' somewhere near the top. Jo sent me, and I'm so glad she did, because I had never heard of VRD before!
    sandrabogoniewski@gmail.com

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  42. I had already thought about keeping the background fabrics the same, and making the 'goose" (center triangle) different colors. Maybe starting with yellow, then working thru the rainbow in shades till you come back to yellow again. I've followed your blog for years now (I was even part of your I Love Pre-cuts blog hop).

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  43. If I had the opportunity to make this, I would either make it quilt size, or do a Christmas table runner. I really like your mock up with the Christmas colors and don't have a lot of Christmas fabrics, so this would be a great use of the small Christmas stash I have.

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  44. I would have to make the table-runner bigger into a quilt. With a round table, table-runners don't work for me. [cooperrrs@sbcglobal.net]

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  45. I would make a blue runner and a fall one too.

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  46. Change it? Why? i really like the Christmas version though. Ok. Now I'm thinking various reds/white too. I have A Russian Journey. One of my favs :)

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  47. Like the pattern but would lessen the backgrounds so geese are closer. quiltjane@aol.com

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  48. I like the idea of an ombre color variation, maybe light to dark on one row, dark to light on the next. Thanks for the color and size options. (Kathy - kdcamp4attelusdotnet)

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  49. I would make it like a sunrise for the background pieces, with gradients from deep orange to lighter colors from the bottom up. Maybe make it slightly taller to accommodate the changing fabric colors.

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  50. I like the idea of a scrappy Christmas Goose, just cuz the name made me smile!

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  51. I would make snow goose to run along the side of a panel

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  52. I'd like to make it in icy cold blues. Love the pattern!

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  53. Love your snow goose pattern!! I would definitely make the table runner, but would also make a quilt. I would try to come up with other designs, maybe with the geese flying in all 4 directions! Thanks for sharing, love your blues!

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  54. I'm going to give leaving a comment and subscribing a try. Each blog seems to operate just a bit differently lol. I like the flying geese to have strong contrast. It's one of my favorite blocks. I may have to try making your table runner! carla.infante64 at Gmail dot com

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  55. Snow Goose is my favorite out the group of 5. I might want to make a small quilt putting the geese in different directions.

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  56. Love this table runner Tricia!!!! May have to give it a try!!!! Love Ya!!!πŸ’ž

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  57. Lewisnancy54@gmail.comJanuary 22, 2023 at 1:08 PM

    I would make each panel and turn ever other one going horizontal. Great pattern

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  58. Very cute table runner! I like what you have done so I wouldn't change a thing! Table runners are my jam! I signed up to follow you on Feedly.

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  59. i was thinking along the lines of a black background and the colorful triangles? I wonder how that would look.

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  60. i am following you now! and Jo sent me

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  61. I like to keep a long runner on top of the piano. I would add more to make it longer and maybe narrower. I might use a variety of colors in the blocks. Jo sent me. I didn't see a place to enter my email.

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  62. My sister and I have challenged each other to a "duel" with your pattern. We will each make 3 in different colors,etc.

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  63. Love the 2 color blue and white quilt and runner. I thinking of making a square version for a small table.

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  64. I like your snow geese pattern Tricia. I've been enjoying your blog hop. I like the bright colors also of your pattern

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  65. I'm so glad I shared Sunday with you Tricia, as, unbeknownst to me, I chose to make your pattern, and, once I put the block in EQ8 and played a bit, well... I made it into a 16-block quilt! These cards are just terrific: make as is, or use as a jumping-off point as I did. Thanks for a great pattern. :-)

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  66. I think I would change it up by making it shorter and wider since I have a round table.

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  67. I love the snow goose pattern. Jo Kramer sent me.

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  68. Love the big quilt with the blue border added!

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  69. The snow goose pattern is awesome. I think I would rotate the blocks in groups of 5, flying N, E, S, W!

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  70. I am a follower already! barbkaup(at)(yahoo)(dot)(com)

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  71. The only thing I would do is enlarge it to bedsize and add a border as you did in your suggestions.
    barbkaup(at)(yahoo)(dot)(com)

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  72. I would pick a constant color for the geese and make the rest totally scrappy since I have a lot of scraps, would also make it lap or bed size. Click to follow your blog

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  73. I have subscribed. I would make a baby quilt. Jo sent me!

    Strnr@aol.com

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  74. It reminds me of herringbone, and I think maybe grays and black would be sharp on a quilt-size.
    Nice seeing you Tricia! And thanks for including me: stureym@gmail.com

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  75. I am a new subscriber.
    I would make the snow goose Christmas scrappy!
    Stitchinbabe@gmail.com

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  76. I would turn it into a squarish table topper because I don't have a long table for a runner.

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  77. Snow goose caught my eye immediately. I'm not sure I would change anything! Maybe I would downsize the pieces and make it shorter. But the colors are perfect!

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  78. I really like your Snow Goose pattern and thanks for sharing all the different colorways. After seeing the xmas colorway I could see it made using many different fabrics for each holiday. Thanks so much for all the generous giveaways. ryarolim@gmail.com

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  79. Not sure what I would change but I’m loving checking out the sites on this hop. maymewyns@yahoo.com

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  80. I'm honored to have made your design, Tricia! Your version with bright colors and the black triangles is neat, too. I do think this block could be used lots of different ways!

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  81. I have just bought in December, some seasonal VRD table runner cards, and use them for smaller wall hangings - my quilt pile is getting so large πŸ™„ I’m a crisp blue and white lover so I’d make one to match yours! Navy and white can go with any season. shell688 at aol dot com

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  82. Thanks for taking part in this blog hop! It's always fun to find new blogs and meet new people. The Snow Goose pattern would be great as a scrappy quilt!! :-) wvoaks at comcast dot net

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  83. Susanblaha48@comcast.netJanuary 22, 2023 at 3:55 PM

    Jo sent me. πŸ₯°

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  84. Jo sent me. Thanks for all the different colorways and sizes of your Snow Goose pattern. Flying geese or any triangles make a quilt more interesting to me.

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  85. Jo sent me. I think I might experiment with using the goose strips in a log cabin type block

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  86. I am not sure I can come up with any changes that haven't already been mentioned. But I think it would be fun to have one column of geese with white geese and scrappy colored backgrounds, and then the next (opposiet direction) with white background and scrappy colored geese.

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  87. I don’t know of anything I would change on your pattern! Blue is my color and I love making flying geese blocks. Maybe one tiny change if I had to, is to make the topper one row wider. Love it! Pblessmanclive@Gmail.com

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  88. Snow Goose is my favorite of the first set of patterns and I'd change it to make my own by using all scrappy fabrics with just the center of the "goose" being a solid fabric...all scrappy solids too! It would be a blur of color!

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  89. Love the snow geese as they are. Only way to improve is make it bigger.

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  90. I have been a long time follower of your blog on Bloglovin!

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  91. Jo sent me! I would make my geese scrappy reds, with scrappy tan backgrounds. Would like to make it a quilt too! Sue -nhdaydreams@yahoo.com

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  92. Love the snow geese as they are. Only way to improve is make it bigger.

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  93. I am glad Jo sent me. I have become a follower

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  94. Hi Friend! Loving the blog hop! See you soon!

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  95. I follow you blog. I would change Snow Geese to allow the geese to escape the quilt by continuing them through the border in a few areas as well as having a few of them appear at random places in the border. So glad for this blog hop and having Jo send me your way!

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  96. I love the blue with white runner. I think I might find a white that has a little shimmer in it and mix blues from med to dark to represent the sky at different times of the day. I’m going to subscribe, but don’t want to put email address here.

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  97. I like table runners and blue fabric so I wouldn't change a thing! Sew glad Jo sent me.
    golddust at kpunet dot net

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  98. Thank you for being part of the Hop. I doubt that I would change anything about the table runner. I like it just fine the way it shows. Wow what a great chance to win extra prizes, thanks for that bonus. This hop has given me a chance to see new blogs and web sites. I have also subscribed to your blog. Looking forward to seeing all your creativity. 2023 looks like a busy year ahead for you so I hope you have a wonderful year.

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  99. Think I'd make a chasing rainbows version where I'd lay out the geese in roygbiv order and then repeat the pattern throughout the quilt.

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  100. I commented earlier but don’t see another place to put in email address. Martha.gee@gmail.com

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  101. I would make your pattern with a variety of blue backgrounds and white centers. Scrappy but color controlled.
    rjoehnk5@aol.com

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  102. I am new to quilting, I’ve taken 2 classes so are and the quilt shop uses Villa Rosa design patterns. Next class is learning flying geese. I love the colors in your runner, I think I’d try to make place mats. Email is
    fpgrandma@gmail. com

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  103. I need a spring colored table runner so I'm eyeing this pattern, but I love the blue and white.louannj48@gmail.com

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  104. Jo sent me. Love your table runner and the options to make it bigger.

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  105. Well, I'd change the colours to deep red with tan geese, to match my dining room - and make it one or two strips wider. Both changes would be easy to do with this pattern. quiltcarver at yahoo dot com

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  106. I follow your blog. quiltcarver at yahoo dot com

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  107. I don't think I would change a thing! pas66427@yahoo.com

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  108. Love the way you have created Snow Geese and wouldn't change a thing. Enjoyed looking at your post. slmrn2440@gmail.com

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  109. I think your original blue and white runner design is perfect- it reminds me of winter.

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  110. I would make it into a baby size quilt for charity.
    pjsdcrum@gmail.com

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  111. I loved the suggestions for different quilts using this block. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  112. When I first realized Snow Goose was a runner I kept thinking how cool it would be s a scrappy quilt. My version would have a sky or sky & clouds background with multi colored Vs as the geese.

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  113. I would make Snow Geese bigger. I tend to make all quilts bigger, hehehe.
    Jo sent me. You have a lovely blog!

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  114. I enjoy the blue background block and really lik the Christmas version. The one above that made me a little dizzy.

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  115. Jo sent me and I love these quilts. Ridaguardon@gmail.com

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  116. Love that you show this pattern in different ways. I am planning on doing this pattern with fall color batiks. I am now a blog follower.
    kathy_cocker@yahoo.com

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  117. Thanks for showing different colorways! dljc1071@comcast.net

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  118. Jo sent me! I would use a little more winter type blues since the geese fly in more grayer type skies. blank@harborside.com

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  119. I'm a follower now. blank@harborside.com

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  120. I love blues but maybe a scrappy look and a great border with some mini geese in the corner but really it looks great. Jmikebalou(at) aol (dot) com

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  121. I would love to see this in red and whites for Valentine’s Day or double the geese and use pastels for a bunny looking goose!

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  122. I’m trying to figure out how to subscribe to your blog.

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  123. This pattern makes perfect baby quilts using 3 rows of geese! I'm already a follower of your blog and love it! Sandy sandy.cole@comcast.net

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  124. You should do a whole quilt in 2 tones. Which side is up. Love the table runner. Loved the blog. My email is charlenem622@yahoo.com

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  125. I think I will adapt Snow geese by trying it with Civil War prints with a neutral/ light triangle. My e-mail is hdsharon@msn.com. I’m a subscriber.

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  126. Snow Geese would look awesome in Ombre's, I think Thanks

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  127. Love that quilt!! Lots of possibilities, I would turn alternate blocks.

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  128. I would make the geese in an asymmetric arrangement. I'd have to play with it to get it to work, but I think it'd be fun.

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  129. I love flying geese and would clear out scraps for one color quilts. Smithcindyk@gmail.com

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  130. Great pattern! I really like the Christmas mock-up and wouldn't change a thing.

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  131. Following your blog. mrssummy@gmail.com I love your pattern and love your blue batiks. You show so many variations it's hard to come up with something different. Plan to make this as I love using table runners and have several places to enjoy them in our home. Keep creating!!

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  132. Love the blues you used, but I also like the rainbow black & white version over at mmmQuilts!
    basaran.family (at) rogers (dot) com

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  133. Wow! First timer for blogs so excited as I am learning a lot!
    I would have to have my geese going in the same direction (like the quilt). It's definitely going to be on my to do list!
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  134. Oh gosh, not sure I want to adapt the Snow Goose pattern - I love the colors and the design! cmberry@lsu.edu

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  135. I love the Snow Geese pattern. It could easily be adapted to a smaller or larger quilt. I do like table runners so I think I would make it to fit the size of my coffee table. Thank you.

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  136. I am following your posts. Thank you.

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  137. I like the look of the full size two color you posted...

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  138. I like your pattern just the way it is and blue and white fabric choice is one of my favorites.

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  139. I'm still trying to master the flying geese block...you mentioned the flippy corner with strips method...what is that?I don't have any specialty rulers just a 12x12 a 5x15 and a 2 1/2 x 15.I'm saving my loose change to get a ruler to help me make the flying geese and log cabins....there is so much to learning I appreciate all the blogs in this blog hop because I'm finding it very interesting

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  140. #1 oh but your runner is lovely. your mom chose well. congrats on being on the cover for this pattern, I love all the colors. I think it would be fun to put this in halloween and easter fabrics. oh red, white and blues for 4th of July would be fun also. oh my but the possibilites are endless here. thanks for inspiring. quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  141. #2 now following your blog. quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  142. i would love to see it in red white and blue! i still need more practice with flying geese!

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  143. follower...couldnt get the suscribe to work. rsmylee@hotmail.com

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  144. I am a subscriber Christinecnv@gmail.com. I love the flying Geese. I have been thinking about doing a bed runner. I would like to use wood batting. I am thinking this might solve my cold feet at night problem? lol

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  145. I think I am going to try it and flip flop the rows. Will give you a new look. I am at higleydms@gmail.com.

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  146. I might try graduated sizes of the flying geese going end to end. kathleen.lutz@comcast.net

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  147. I would do the Snow Goose in my high school colors. foxxybeader@gmail.com

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  148. I love your patterns… quick and easy. I might try to make the geese all different colors. Following and subscribed. ❤️

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  149. I would try yellow geese with blue background!

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  150. I would space out the flying geese over the pattern instead of a single line. I also really like the thought of making placemats with this pattern. I saw someone else suggest it above.

    I also subscribed to your blog. edebey (@) sbglobal dot net

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  151. I like that your pattern can be enlarged to make a throw or bed size quilt! The black geese with scrappy wings is very interesting.

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  152. Love the Snow Goose pattern. I think it would be interesting to turn each block 90 degrees so some geese were flying north, south, east and west. It would be especially effective in a large quilt rather than a runner. Maybe call it Confused Geese! Joyce at L4jhach@chorus.net

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  153. I enjoyed seeing the variations of the Snow Goose pattern. I would adapt it for a patriotic table runner In red, white, and blue to use on Fourth of July. tkmattson@hotmai.com

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  154. drkopplin@venturecomm.net. I enjoyed your story behind your inspiration of the pattern & then the variations. Loved the Christmas idea. drkopplin@venturecomm.net

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  155. I’m finally beginning to enjoy making flying geese. They actually look good now. I would make it this using a variety of colors for Christmas or Halloween. Jo sent me

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  156. I love the Christmas Quilted table runner - in fact, I would love to make one for every season!
    Oh and Jo sent me!

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  157. And I have started to follow you!

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  158. I like the pattern as it is. I don't think I would change a thing.

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  159. I'm following your blog. bgstoots@sbcglobal.net

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  160. This is such a fun blog hop! Your Snow Goose pattern is lovely and I wouldn't change it!
    yoyopattycakes@ hotmail dot com

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  161. Snow Goose is my favorite, but I would put the geese into a 'V' formation. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  162. I would like to use up some scraps. I think I could make the geese different colors.

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  163. I love bird migration in the Fall , so I would love the snow goose pattern in fall colors! Love this design!

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  164. I am a follower now too! Thank you and have a wonderful week!

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  165. Other than changing the colors I am not sure how I would change it. I like you all your example.
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  166. I would do fall colors. Thanks so much

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  167. This is my first blog hop and I'm am so excited to see all the different approaches to Villa Rosa patterns. It was so nice to get to know you and your history with VR. I would love to win something from one of the drawing so I am now a follower and I would change up Snow Goose by using a sky blue print with white grunge. I love your photos done in the snow. Very clever.
    Cheryl
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  168. I am not a table runner fan so I would def make Snow Goose bigger!

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  169. Inspired by your various batiks and shades of blue, I'd like to do a fade/ombre teal version for a table runner. teeteredm at windstream dot net

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  170. I LOVE this pattern!!!! The only way I think I would change the Snow Goose pattern is to adjust the size depending on where, or for whom, it would be used.

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  171. So fun learning about all these new to me designers and patterns! This blog hop has been a blast. I love this table runner !

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  172. Awesome give-away...Thanks for the chance to win...Love the runner....

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  173. love your patterns for Villa Rosa!

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  174. Love your patterns and would be interested to read your book about Russian quilters

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  175. I love Snow Goose and as a full quilt it is beautiful. I like your runner. Thanks for the ideas and for sharing them.

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  176. I love your pattern, Snowgoose. I love blues, but I’m going to sew this in deep purples. I live on the west coast in the migrating flyway of Canadian geese
    Stitchinbabe@gmail.com

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  177. I am a follower!
    Jodie at stitchinbabe@gmail.com

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