Hello Villa Rosa Designs followers! You’re here because today is our day to post in the Villa Rosa Blog Hop!
Villa Rosa Designs creates “Fast & Fun” quilt patterns featuring pre-cuts like 1/2 yards, fat quarters, 10′′ squares, 5′′ squares, 2 1/2′′ strips, fat eighths, and fat sixths, as well as other fabric cuts, including panels.
Tricia Maloney, known as the Orphan Quilter, who formats all of the Villa Rosa Designs, uses EQ8 for each one, and designs her own patterns in EQ8, too!

EQ8 Giveaway AND other fabulous prizes!

There are wonderful prizes available from the various sponsors for this blog hop, including a set of cards, fabric, patterns, notions, and other goodies! For our part, we’re giving away one EQ8!

To be eligible for any of the prizes, please click on the Enter Giveaway button, fill out, and submit the form by Sunday, March 24, 2024. We will select one winner at random from all of the submissions on March 25, 2024 for the EQ8 giveaway and announce the winner later in the week, after the winner has been contacted. We will select 7 other names at random and submit them to be part of the overall Blog Hop giveaways!

UPDATE: THE GIVEAWAY IS OVER! Congratulations to Patience B.! Read more about the winners here!

Special Offer

For those of you who don’t win, or already have EQ8 and want other fantastic EQ products, you can use this promotional code to discount your order by 25%: VRD25
When you’ve added everything to the Cart, click on the Apply Promo Code button, enter the code, and click the button again to see the discount applied.
The code is good from March 13 – 31, 2024.

Blog Hop Schedule

Here is the Blog Hop schedule, so make sure to check out all the awesome bloggers to see what they’ve created!

Thursday, March 14
Villa Rosa Quilts

Friday, March 15
Kathleen McMusings
The Morning Latte
Homesewn By Us
Pieceful Thoughts
C & T Publishing

Saturday March 16 — National Quilting Day!
Needle and Foot
MMM Quilts
Texas Quilt Gal
Time 4 Stitchn
SIY (Sew It Yourself)

Sunday, March 17 — Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Quarter Inch Capers
Norton House Quilting
Quilting Gail
Wazoo! Newsbits

Monday, March 18
With Strings Attached
Jaftex/Scott Fortunoff
Cocoa Quilts
Quilt With a View

Tuesday, March 19  First Day of Spring!
Shout 4 Joy
The Darling Dogwood
Vicki’s Crafts and Quilting
Something Rosemade
Quilts of Valor Foundation

Wednesday, March 20 

Grace and Peace Quilting
Happy Cottage Quilter
Joyfully Tracie
Patchouli Moon Studio
Electric Quilt Company (here!)

Thursday, March 21
Villa Rosa Quilts

Let’s get started!

First we have the 31 quilt by Molly Cook. To create the design in EQ8 to send to us, Tricia imported a panel image into EQ8 and used it in her quilt. Check out a lesson on how to use panels in EQ8.

It’s easy to swap in any other panel but you could also set a photo in the center.

In the original, the panel is 23 x 40. Since I wanted a photo in mine, I resized the largest patch to 13 x 19 so I could print the photo on EQ Printable Fabric. Resizing and importing are both very easy in EQ8!

Next, we have Tricia’s original Clover quilt…

And, my version…

I imported fabrics from the Anew collection by Tamara Kate for Windham Fabrics from Villa Rosa’s site, right into EQ8. Then I used the Swap tool to recolor the quilt in seconds.
(The images on Villa Rosa’s website are webp files, please read more about using webp files in EQ8.)

Here’s a VRD original quilt called Ebb Tide:

Using the Randomize Tool you can see a different color variation with every click of your mouse.

You can also use the Randomize Tool to turn solid colors into fabrics or fabrics into colors!

Next is Villa Rosa’s Gypsy Rose quilt!

Did you know? Pat Fryer, the owner and creator of the Villa Rosa Designs, started with the idea to name all of her patterns after roses. Now there are multiple designers, but Pat’s quilt designs are still always named for roses!

Watch to see how fast you can totally change the look of the quilt with EQ8 (and welcome in Spring)!



Lastly we have Tricia’s Twinkle quilt.

You can set the block Tricia used into different layouts with lots of possibilities!



I hope you are enjoying the blog hop!
Be sure to visit all the other blogs, as well as Villa Rosa Designs, and check your email (including your junk/spam folders) March 25th to see if you’ve won an EQ8!