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, www.etsy.com/shop/CanuckQuilterDesigns
$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!


54 comments:

  1. Beautiful fabric, lovely quilt and the quilting is so gorgeous. I love the vintage look. I am sure Paula would approve.

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  2. Don't you just love it when you find a backing in your stash to work with your quilt top! Such a satisfying feeling. What a pretty quilt, with all those lovely flowers.

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  3. How lucky are you to have a back in your stash! What a lovely way to honor your friend, she was a lucky woman!

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  4. Wonderfully soft colors for a comforting quilt and special tribute to Paula.

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  5. oooh so pretty...that'll get snapped up pretty quick i would think....so lovely...

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  6. Very pretty! Thanks for sharing.
    cork@pa.rr.com

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  7. I’m really fond of the colors in your quilt. It’s just lovely. It will be a good fundraiser! I didn’t really know Paula, except through the comments section of our blogs, but she was always kind and helpful! I think she would have liked this quilt a lot!

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  8. A very pretty quilt in Paula's honor! Whoever receives this beauty is sure to find comfort!

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  9. That is a lovely quilt, Janice! Those blocks do a great job of featuring the pretty florals from the layer cake. Thanks, again, for sponsoring this blog hop! The posts have been so fun to read and I've loved seeing all the beautiful quilts that have been shared.

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  10. Beautiful quilt, perhaps next year I'll join in the hop!

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  11. Happy blocks indeed! We support Love INC in Lake County, Illinois. They have a great thrift shop that I look forward to contributing to AND buying from when they reopen!

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  12. Beautiful quilt for a great organization and a lovely tribute to Paula!

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  13. What a lovely soothing quilt--easy on the eyes and comforting warm fabrics and happy flowers! I am sure it will lift the mood of the lucky recipient.

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  14. Love this blog hop to honor a quilter!

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  15. A wonderful tribute to Paula Janice, I could never have managed this without your help, you are a wonderful person and a great friend. You made a wonderful job of this quilt, it’s a wonderful design and perfect for the fabrics. It must have taken you ages to quilt it, as always your quilting is beautiful and your choice of backing and binding is perfect.

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  16. This is so beautiful! I'm sure they will raise a lot of money with your quilt.

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  17. A wonderful quilt and so wonderful to commemorate Paula this way!

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  18. Beautiful quilt. I am sure it will sell quickly.

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  19. The fabrics are beautiful and your quilt is lovely!

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  20. I love the soft colors of this quilt. So peaceful.

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  21. Such a pretty quilt, Janice! Square-in-a-square quilts are always so cozy looking. I'm impressed with how the distribution of values in your layer cake made it so you could alternate them. And that backing! It was made for that quilt. Thanks to you and Kate for setting up this hop. It's been a wonderful way to honor the memory of Paula's kindness, generosity, and quilty wisdom. And it's gotten me to revive my enthusiasm for reading blogs and connecting with quilty bloggers--a habit that had sadly fallen away this year.

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  22. What a beautiful pairing for fabrics for your donation quilt in Paula's honor! Thank you for all the work you put into organizing the Hop. It's been SEW wonderful!

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  23. I love the colors in your quilt! Thank you for honoring Paula in such a beautiful way.

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  24. Love your fabrics, and the back is perfect! What a wonderful way to honor Paula.
    Nancy A: SewingGranda@gmail.com

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  25. Well done! I agree that the backing was a great find for the quilt:)

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  26. I really like the square in square design which shows off all those beautiful floral prints.What a lovely tribute to Paula.

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  27. Janice it turned out so, so pretty! I love the plaid backing, it just makes it! Did you quilt this yourself? I'm so impressed! Nice job.:)

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  28. Oh, Janice, it is SO beautiful! I love it! And your quilting is just lovely, too. I'll bet the texture in person rates an 11 out of 10 on the snuggly scale. Thank you so much for putting together this blog hop. It was a rousing success :)

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  29. What a perfect English Garden!

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  30. You put the wow factor in this hop, Janice! This quilt is gorgeous. I love square in a square quilts. They showcase any and all fabric so beautifully. Bet the quilting took as long as the piecing!

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  31. Your quilt is a breath of Spring! Beautiful! And you're right .... perfect backing!

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  32. Lucky you for finding that English Garden fabric to use as the backing! Sometimes the forces are with us and the stars align, don't they? This quilt will certainly be loved and Paul would be so happy!
    duchick at gmail dot com

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  33. Your quilt is so pretty and the backing fabric is perfect!

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  34. What a soft and calming quilt. I am sure it will be enjoyed by whoever purchases it and your charity will benefit from your hard work.. Good match with the backing.

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  35. The quilting is so beautiful!!! Love that Beatrix Potter designed the backing fabric!?! Very loving donation.

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  36. lovely quilt with beautiful fabric

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  37. There is nothing simple about getting all those blocks to line up perfectly. Lovely quilt.

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  38. Very pretty - those boundless fabrics are gorgeous!

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  39. What a beautiful quilt! Pink and brown are quickly becoming my new favorite color combination. Thanks!

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  40. ooooh - such a pretty quilt! And what a great tribute to someone who was obviously much loved in the quilting world. Thank you for inviting us to visit with you.

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  41. Janice, I LOVE your happy blocks, AKA square in a square. I’m also doing pink and blue ones, but with leftover scraps. Yours is absolutely drop-dead gorgeous!! I’ve been so tickled to participate in this blog hop, and thank you all for your hard work. Please don’t enter me in the drawing - I’m seriously trying to use what I have, which will probably take me about 10-12 years, if I’m lucky!

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  42. Beautiful and definitely has an English garden field.

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  43. Ive never used that "simple" design before, but it sure does compliment your fabrics. Your quilt should be well received.

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  44. What a lovely quilt! Sometimes you need to let the fabric shine, and this pattern does that. It will make a beautiful gift and will honor a very special woman.

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  45. It looks great. I love a good square and square pattern.

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  46. Beautiful swirly quilting. Your quilt will help that organization a lot. It's lovely.

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  47. Square in a square *always* looks good! Love your fabrics, and that backing is perfect! Thanks so much for this hop, it's been lovely to see all the great quilts honoring Paula's spirit of giving!

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