Wednesday, November 8, 2023

Villa Rosa🌹White Cloud

I was inspired to make this quilt after seeing the original in the Villa Rosa Designs booth at the Minnesota Quilt Show in June! The pattern reminded me of some Japanese fabrics I had that would look great featured in this design!!!
Quilt Info:
Maker: Me!
Pattern: White Cloud from Villa Rosa Designs
Size: 60" x 79"
Batting: Quilters Dream 80/20
Thread: Glide--Lead Grey
Pantograph: Keryn's Herringbone ⤵️ from Urban Elementz
This pattern calls for 7 fat quarters and finishs at 42" x 54". I used scraps and increased the size to 60" x 79", a more reasonable throw size!
Interesting Info: Did you know you can buy Villa Rosa Designs postcard patterns directly from them for $2 each, free shipping, no minimum?! 
These prints were purchased in Japan!🇯🇵
I used a black fabric with gold overlay for the binding.⤵️
The backing is another whole story!⤵️ I made a few extra blocks, so on the back they went! I combined them with a couple of panels that were available.
This panel of Kinkakuji was cut in an awkward way! The golden temple is at the bottom, and the reflection is at the top!?! ⤵️ (I bought it for about $1, so no worries.)
The geisha panel was a gift that I was finding hard to use. ⤵️ The fabric on the right is telling a pretty long story!!! It's written in stylized Japanese, so don't ask me to read it!
Finished!!! Black and grey is not my usual color palette. There are enough bright colors thrown in to brighten it up!
Thanks for stopping by my studio!!! Grace and peace!!! ~Nancy

24 comments:

  1. Your quilt is beautiful! So pretty and interesting. I have a couple Villa Rose cards I want to make, just need to make time. Happy stitching!

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  2. I love this and its the perfect way to show off your scraps of wonderful Japanese fabrics. The darker colors are certainly brightened up with the white. That back is so much fun too! My Villa Rosa collection grows...I have been doing the subscription for almost a year...so much fun in the mail each month.

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  3. I like this finish, easy peasy and effective! I don't think I have that pattern but I better check! I could see it in yellow and grays with a black for the connecting strip. And I happen to have some of those, LOL.

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  4. Absolutely perfect for showcasing your lovely Japanese prints! Thanks for sharing on my weekly show and tell, Wednesday Wait Loss.
    https://www.inquiringquilter.com/questions/2023/11/08/wednesday-wait-loss-353

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  5. Oh those fabric! They are so gorgeous! Great pattern, I might have to find that one! Love the interesting backing and the herringbone quilting is fantastic!

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  6. Oh, I love this! The pattern is a great way to show off those beautiful Japanese fabrics! The backing was a clever use of those fabrics, too! I think I need this pattern!

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  7. The pattern is ideal for those beautiful prints -- and the back is a delight!

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  8. Wow! Your VRD White Cloud quilt turned out wonderful! The Japanese fabrics really make the design come alive. And your scrappy pieced back is delightful -- a double -sided quilt.

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  9. That's so pretty, Nancy! It really is the perfect pattern to show off your Japanese fabrics. It will be a quilter's I Spy for you!

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  10. I love this quilt! I made a similar quilt, but with squares instead of the larger rectangles, but I like the larger rectangles. This would make a great and easy quilt to make for Project Linus. I just put it on my to make list, lol!

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  11. It's a subdued but stunning palette. I really like how the herringbone quilting pulled the quilt together. What a fantastic way to show off your special Japanese prints!

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  12. I agree with you, Nancy -- something about the patchwork pattern strikes me as Japanese aesthetic as well. Perfect choice for showcasing those gorgeous prints!

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  13. Great way to show off your beautiful Japanese fabrics! I like your pieced back too. Gail at the Cozy Quilter

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  14. Such a lovely quilt. I'm always in awe of a simple pattern which has the ability to look stunning!

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  15. I always enjoy seeing what you have done with your Japanese fabric stash. This latest throw is a perfect way to showcase them.

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  16. Great use of fabrics and extra blocks on the back! I think this would be a great design to use for those larger prints or special fabrics you don't want to cut up, and I like how you enlarged it too. 42" isn't very wide to cuddle under is it unless you're a newborn...

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  17. Wonderful quilt! I love the high contrast between the pretty Japanese fabrics and the white strips, they really caught the eye! Great use of the panels for the backing, they all look very interesting. The quilting pattern and the binding are perfect too!
    Thank you for sharing this pretty finish, and linking up ;)

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  18. Very pretty and the perfect pattern for Japanese fabrics

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  19. Very nice quilt. I have a few aboriginal designs from Australia. I'll have to count how many I have as this design would work really well for them. Thanks for sharing.

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  20. It looks great and I love your fabric choice. Thank you for linking up last week.

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  21. This is a great pattern and you did a fabulous job, as always.

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  22. This is such a great design to showcase special fabrics. It works really well with your selection. Lovely finish.
    Karen, Sunburnt Quilts

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  23. Another brilliantly simple design from Villa Rosa -- love it! And I never tire of seeing what you do with your stash of Japanese fabrics. This is a beauty, for sure!

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