Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Leaving A Quilted Legacy Blog Hop for Paula

Many of you were familiar with the amazing Paula Budinger of Paula B Quilts. I only became aware of her when Janice of Color, Creating, and Quilting posted about Paula's unexpected passing in February. Paula, who would have been 79 this year, had degrees in biology and interior design and led a varied career as a researcher, an occupational therapy aide, and a medical transcriptionist prior to becoming a prolific quilter. She was an enthusiastic, generous, and supportive blogger who often shared her antique quilt research on her blog, Paula B Quilts. Bloggers participating in this three-day blog hop made a quilt for the charity of their choice in Paula's honor. And there are prizes to be had! Please see below for the blog hop schedule, instructions for entries for prize drawings, and a list of the wonderful sponsors and their generous prizes.

I think Paula would approve of my gifting this quilt to Mercyful Quilt Drive, which provides quilts of comfort for those in the process of dying and is hosted by Bernie at Needle and Foot. Bernie began collecting quilts back in 2018 for donation to Mercy Hospital in Sacramento, CA. You can read about the reason Bernie began the quilt drive right here. I have the quilt laundered and ready to send to Bernie to be delivered to just the right recipient! If you would like to donate a quilt to this very worthy hospital, contact Bernie here!

I saw this quick and easy quilt on Pinterest and found the tutorial on the blog of Rachel McDaniel Hayes. Rachel graciously allowed me to post the link to her tutorial. I adjusted the size to lap sized and have included all the quilt details below.

I began by choosing blue-ish fabrics and decided a pop of yellow was desperately needed! On the back I have pieced a big slab of denim-look with a yellow plaid fabric. The yellow plaid also served as the binding.

A close-up of some of the fabrics

A big "Thank You" to Janice and Kate from Smiles From Kate for organizing this blog hop! Be sure to click on the blog links below to read more about Paula and see beautiful quilts and their charity choices by the other blog hop participants.

***IMPORTANT!***
Comments will be open until Friday, May 15! Remember - your comments on any blog wins you an additional chance to win a prize. More comments = more entries! Winners will chosen by random generator after May 15. Those of you who live outside the US will only be eligible for the gift certificates or pattern prizes, but not the fabric prizes due to the cost of postage - sorry!

***ALSO VERY IMPORTANT!***
If you are a "no-reply blogger", please leave your email in your comment if you would like to be entered in the drawing for prizes. If you prefer, you may privately send me your email address at rubymitch12@yahoo.com


BLOG HOP SCHEDULE:
Wednesday, May 6 
Karen @ KaHolly
Kate @ Smiles From Kate
Wendy @ Pieceful Thoughts of my Quilting Life
Bernie @ Needle and Foot
Linda @ My Sew-Called Quilts
Cathy @ Crazy By Design
Sue @ From the Magpie’s Nest

Thursday, May 7
Kate @ Smiles From Kate
Diann @ Little Penguin Quilts
Rose @ Something Rose Made
Nann @ With Strings Attached
Mari @ The Academic Quilter
Louise @ My Quilt Odyssey
Susan @ Desert Sky Quilts

Friday, May 8
Janice @ Color, Creating and Quilting
Kate @ Smiles From Kate
Joy @ The Joyful Quilter
Susan @ Quilt Fabrication
Edi @ Edi’s Crafting Life
Carol @ Quilt Schmilt
Preeti @ Sew Preeti Quilts
Emily @ The Darling Dogwood

PRIZES!
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, Canuck Quilter Designs Etsy shop
$25 gift certificate to Fat Quarter Shop, donated by Janice Holton
Book 1 and 2 of The Enlightened Spaniel, donated by the author who is the husband of Kate of Smiles From Kate


Quilt Details:
Finished size (laundered): 54 x 66 inches
Pattern by Rachel McDaniel Hayes

Front:
Fabrics from stash
White Grunge-look from Hobby Lobby

Backing:
Denim Grunge-look from Hobby Lobby
Yellow plaid from stash

Binding:
Yellow plaid from stash

Superior Thread:
Piecing: #50 So Fine in 502 Genoa Gray
Quilting: #50 So Fine in 419 Pineapple

62 comments:

  1. What a lovely lap (big actually) size quilt you've finished for donation...'beautiful work for a good cause ~ ~ ~ waving from afar Julierose

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  2. Your quilt is pretty. Amazing what beauty can be made from the stash at hand.

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  3. Lovely post honoring Paula's memory. She definitely would be pleased! Your quilt will help to lighten someone’s load and bring lots of comfort.

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  4. As we all strive to give back these days, it helps to see it all paying forward. sarahsgiftnship(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. What a nice quilt; I love the simple design! I'm sure it will bring comfort to whoever receives it.

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  6. Oh, I love the colors in this quilt! So soothing and beautiful. Great finish :)

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  7. You have made a lovely quilt, I'm sure it will be appreciated!!
    I like your colour combination!!

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  8. I just love scrappy quilts. Quilting for a cause is lovely.

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  9. Oh, I love this simple quilt. Thanks for the link. It is a lovely tribute to Paula and will be loved by someone in need of comfort.

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  10. I like your choice of fabrics in this fun quilt. What a nice way to honor a fellow quilter. Also, love to see photos of your fur babies!

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  11. Such a wonderful way of honoring Paula’s legacy, Linda! Her posts and comments were always so sweet. I really like how you combined the yellow with the blues in your quilt. I’m sure it will be a lovely comfort for a family served by Mercyful Quilts, especially now when personal interactions are limited.

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  12. I’m sure that your quilt will bring comfort to someone. It is lovely.

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  13. This quilt is beautiful and what a wonderful donation! My mother died from cancer at the early age of 65, so I truly appreciate this donation!

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  14. This is one beautiful quilt! You did a fabulous job and what a memory maker.
    My mother died of cancer at the young age of 65, so I truly appreciate the gifting of this quilt to the cancer group. Thank you!

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  15. Your quilt is lovely and going to such a wonderful cause.
    yoyopattycakes at hotmail dot com

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  16. Love your quilt you chose to make to honor Paula.

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  17. Wonderful! Nice size and great colors!

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  18. love your quilt and great post for a great quilter

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  19. Awesome quilt. Enjoy your day. 🌞🦋🌻 angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

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  20. A nice comfort quilt indeed! Glad to see you among the blog hop participants.

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  21. How kind and generous of you to honor Paula's life. Pretty quilt.

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  22. Linda, I love that! Your pop of yellow addition to the blues is so perfect. I've bought that Grunge-look from Hobby Lobby in blue, green, and gray, but never the white. That would be a good one to have on hand for background fabric! You have a great finish!

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  23. What a wonderful quilt to send to Mercyful Quilts! Paula would be SEW pleased. Thank you for including the pattern link for making a donation quilt of our own!

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  24. Great quilt honoring Paula’s memory!

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  25. It is a bright and cheery quilt and a lovely way to honor and celebrate a quilter.

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  26. How wonderfully well you described Paula, she was indeed a wonderful lady and a great and generous quilter. Your quilt is beautiful, I love the colours, it looks so clean and fresh, and will be greatly received I’m sure. Thank you so much for participating in this tribute to Paula.

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  27. Lovely quilt. So sorry about Paula.

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  28. Beautiful! And the pops of yellow are perfect. Thanks for the link to the pattern; I haven't seen that one before.

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  29. wow, so impressed with all the quilts being made and I'm going to follow the links and also read about Paula. Your quilt is so beautiful and I just think what everyone is doing is amazingly generous and kind.

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    1. Thank you Sandy, that is so sweet. I always appreciate a visit from you. :)

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  30. Linda, you made a lovely quilt. I am sure it will bring some measure of comfort for the grieving family. A very fitting tribute to Paula.

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  31. Yay!! I can't wait to see this quilt up close when it arrives. Thank you Linda. You are the best! And isn't it funny we both went with blue and yellow for this blog hop? We think alike. :-) Great pattern and pretty fabrics. So glad you joined in the hop!

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  32. I love that pattern and the way you laid out the colors. Whoever ends up with that quilt is sure to treasure it.

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  33. Lovely quilt to commemorate Paula’s life!

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  34. This looks like a quilt pattern that would be adaptable to many different fabric styles. I'm sure it will bring comfort to the recipient and their family.

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  35. Blue, golden yellow and teal, this is a beauty, and a legacy hop like no other, Paula has left so many people so much, and you are all passing this on in your way now.

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  36. What a pretty quilt. Makes a beautiful tribute to a giving quilter. I love any of what I call "Brick Quilts". The colors are loving, so soothing. Whoever receives this one will truly feel loved.

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  37. Your quilt is beautiful. It will certainly bring a lot of comfort for the person that receives it. Thanks!

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  38. Thanks for sharing your pretty quilt, it will certainly bring someone comfort to know someone is thinking of them.

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  39. A wonderful hop, and lovely to see what you have all made in Paula’s memory!
    I’m sure the recipient will love your quilt!
    Barbara x

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  40. I like this quilt. I just finished a similar one that I also upped the yellows in! It's nice of you to honor Paula this way.

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  41. Yours is a beautiful quilt, Linda and so perfect for a person facing their final days. The pattern reminds me of a stairway to heaven! Yes, the yellow really does give the back a wonderful pop of color!
    duchick at gmail dot com

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  42. Bright and cheery love it..
    I do remember Paula and all of her quilts

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  43. Your quilt turned out great. The yellow was a great choice:)

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  44. I really like how the colours pop against the background - and the back is so vibrant and bright too. Someone is sure to appreciate the comfort and colour in a difficult time. Such a beautiful legacy for a dedicated and generous charity quilter.

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  45. Such a sooting color combo. Thanks for sharing.

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  46. Love the blue with a touch of yellow. It will be much loved and comfort someone. Thanks for sharing and honoring Paula.

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  47. I love the colors of blue and yellow together. This made a lovely quilt. And a wonderful charity to donate it to.

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  48. An absolutely wonderful donation! I'd love having that on my couch to wrap up in on chilly evenings. I think the addition of the yellow was inspired. Thanks for sharing this wonderful version of the quilt, the link for the tutorial, and for inspiring more beautiful donations.

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  49. I love your quilt finish! This pattern is one my go to patterns to teach beginning quilting. I am a nurse who also makes quilts for my local hospitals. What a wonderful way to honor Paula B.

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  50. Oooh, I love your quilt. It is a wonderful way to honor Paula. Right now I am making a skinny quilt for the Youth Detention Center, this year's guild project, to add color to their sterile spaces. Your quilt design would be another good one for our project. My quilt is made completely from my 2 1/2" scraps, and I haven't even made a dent in that box of scraps. Nancy A: SewingGranda@gmail.com

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  51. I love this quilt design and it is perfect for the Mercyful Quilts. This is such a a great tribute for a quilter.

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  52. So many thanks for your visit and lovely words. I see you have some cats too, and they are such a comfort right now. Take care up North, I agree, we have been so fortunate with Jacinda Adern taking up every challenge and meeting it with determination and courage. I guess there are many advisors behind her, but the ultimate decision rests there. XXX

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  53. Lots of blue and yellow in this hop - I love it !!!
    Thanks for sharing your beautiful quilts.

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  54. I love your quilt - the colours are so pretty. A lovely tribute to someone obviously well thought of!

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  55. Hi Linda! What a great quilt! It's a perfect scrap buster and I love the design and the pops of yellow you added to it. It is a very happy quilt! Some lucky recipient will really enjoy this. Thank you so much for participating in our blog hop and I look forward to next year too! Yes, I will send you a reminder. :)

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  56. Thanks for contributing! Lovely

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  57. Great quilt. Thanks for sharing!

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  58. I love the aqua in this. It pops out at me, maybe because I'm drawn to that color more. Beautiful quilt you have made. kathy hills 22 (at) g mail (dot) com

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  59. This is a wonderful blog hop that is a good nudge to each of us to consider the kind of legacy we are leaving behind--are we living the kind of life that will cause others, upon our passing, to be motivated to perform acts of charity?

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  60. That's a wonderful tribute to Paula. May she RIP...

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