Friday, May 8, 2020

Quilted Legacy Blog Hop

Thank you to Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts for allowing us to use her quilt in our Blog Button!

Welcome to Day 3 of the Creating a Quilted Legacy Blog Hop.  An event organized to honor the life and memory of fellow creator and quilter, Paula Budinger who recently passed away.  This last Wednesday, May 6 would have been her 79th birthday.   

You can read more about this amazing lady  here.  This blog hop was the brainchild of Kate Heads of Smiles With Kate to honor our friend Paula.  And there is a list of prizes at the end that you will have a chance to win.

I have really  enjoyed reading the blog posts written by people who knew her. They allowed me to get to know her just a little bit better.  For me, Paula was one of those people that you just naturally felt like you were friends simply because of our shared passion for quilting.  She was generous with her advice and didn't mind sharing her opinions when asked.  Very much appreciated by a fairly rookie quilter!  If you haven't already learned a lot about Paula during this blog hop, take some time to visit her blog Paula B Quilts!

Each blogger will be making a quilt to be donated to a charity of their choice in honor of Paula's passion for 

The quilt I decided to make starts with this layer cake by Boundless Fabrics.  

I was inspired to choose this bundle because of this quilt made by Paula  for Covered in Love.

Aren't these luscious pinks blues and browns?

I chose a simple square in a square pattern and it's a good thing I did or I never would have finished in time!   Once I got the top sewn together, I realized I had no a clue what I was going to use for the back and binding.  I really lucked out this time.  Amongst the pile of fabrics I bought at an auction this summer was the PERFECT option!  Guess what the name of the fabric was?

The Boundless Fabrics really do remind me of an English Garden!  Beatrix Potter designed the perfect plaid to go with them.

And here's the finished quilt!

My quilt will be donated to my favorite local charitable organization by the name of Love, Inc.  I believe they will be putting it into their Grace Place store to help raise funds to support their life changing activities. 

Thanks so much for stopping by my stop on the blog hop and following is a list of the rest of the participants for all three days.  I hope you'll visit them all!

Each comment you leave on the participating blogs gets you an entry into the drawing for each of these prizes.   The only exceptions are the fabric prizes and cards.  Those are available to those located in the U.S.  Everything else is a potential prize for all!  You have one week to leave as many comments as you wish and the drawing will take place on May 15.

Lorna, Sew Fresh Quilts, $50 gift certificate for her pattern shop.
Yvonne Quilting Jetgirl, 2 PDF patterns of choice.
Bernie Needle and Foot, $25 certificate for her shop.
A fat quarter bundle from Figo Fabrics
A set of quilty gift cards from Initial Thought by DMF  Note cards set 1
A pattern of choice from Karen, Sugar Free Quilts
A $30 gift certificate for Doris, Cactus Queen Quilt Co
A PDF pattern of choice from Joanne,
$25 gift certificate to Fat Quarter Shop (donated by Janice Holton)
The Enlightend Spaniel (Book 1 & 2) by Gary Heads

Thanks for taking part in our memorial for Paula!