Gemini Quilt – Most Popular Quilt Pattern of 2015

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by Sara Snuggerud in Projects, Sewing Machines, Sewing Tips

Gemini, by Villa Rosa Designs, has been Heirloom Creations most popular pattern of 2015. First featured as a mystery quilt for our 2015 Super Bowl Mystery Quilt class, this $2.00 pattern has become a great go-to pattern for guy quilts, baby quilts and use-up-half-a-jelly-roll quilt.

gemini by villa rosa designs

As you can see by our gallery of Gemini quilts, every color way works and there are two different final layout options. Once the gigantic blocks are made, you will be able to lay them out both ways and decide which one is your favorite final design.

These small laminated patterns are only $2.00 and we have handfuls more to select from. These super easy patterns can sew up in a day with minimal perfection.

The pattern size is 52″ x 65″. It only needs 20 – 2 1/2″ strips, 2 yards of background fabric and 5/8 yard for binding.

If you are one to cut left over fabric into 2 1/2″ strips, you will find you will get 2 blocks per 2 1/2″ strips. Make it a few extra rows longer for a guy or teenager and you have a fast gift.

Patterns are available at Heirloom Creations. To have one mailed out to you call 605-332-4435.

Villa Rosa Designs currently has created and published over 110 quilt patterns in this compact and efficient format. Heirloom Creations has many of the Villa Rosa Design patterns in stock. They were developed to be simple, creative and quick to sew without a lot of thought. Simple directions and easy to read yardages, makes buying fabric a cinch.

Last year, Cleo was looking through our stacks of Villa Rosa Design patterns and spotted the Gemini pattern. Normally, she creates an original quilt pattern for the annual Super Bowl Mystery quilt we host. Creating original patterns, testing them, writing the directions and testing them again, takes time. (Just ask Pat of Villa Rosa Designs…she has created more than 126 patterns)! So this year, we ordered each student a Gemini pattern and then divided up the directions into a mystery quilt. How do we do this? We dissect the blocks and directions in to separate steps. Then rearrange the order so the students really don’t know what they are making and start them sewing! Since this was such a great pattern, many students were able to see the final result after their 5-hour class on Super Bowl Sunday. Everyone was thrilled with the outcome!

REMEMBER, when using someone else’s pattern for a class, you Must.Must.Must. purchase a pattern for each student. At the end of the class, each of the Super Bowl Mystery Quilt students received their own copy of the Gemini pattern.

On a recent trip to visit my mom, I took some leftover 10″ x 10″ squares, paired them with the black background and made this fun guy themed quilt. I still have a few rows to still add, but this was how much I completed while grandma and granddaughter played together without me.


The designer of Villa Rosa Designs, Pat Fryer, started as a quilt shop owner in northern California. After years of retail and long arm quilting, Pat decided to retire from retail. But not wanting to be far from her adored quilting industry, she started to mass produce the small simple patterns.

To see more of the Villa Rosa Designs, visit the linked pages below.

Click here to visit the Villa Rosa Designs blog.

Click here to visit the Villa Rosa Designs Facebook page.