Sunday, May 24, 2020

Blog Hop Update/What's New

Thank you so much for visiting my blog during the
Creating A Quilted Legacy Blog Hop.

It took me a long time to respond to everyone's comments, 
and there are still a few that have been buried in my emails,
so I apologize If you have not heard from me.

After all the comments were tallied, my 'behind the scenes' assignment
was to use the Random Number Generator
to select the winners of the giveaways.

Congratulations to everyone who won a prize!
All winners have been notified and almost everyone
has responded, but, if after a reasonable amount of time,
a winner has not made contact,
that prize will be reassigned.

I read a most inspiring post the other morning
by Tish of The Madd Quilter,
Tish's Adventures in Wonderland
that I’d like to share with all FMQers.
I’ve practiced FMQ a lot on my Janome Horizon 8200,
 and I mean A LOT!
And I’ve become very confident.
However, I don’t always know how to quilt every top,
and I sometimes get discouraged.
This post is a must read for inspiration and motivation.

Just look at that beautiful quilting job!
Click on the picture for a closer look-see.
(I've borrowed this picture from Tish, but didn't ask
for permission, so THANKS, Tish!)

My own 'shelter-in-place' sewing has been
inspired by Amy Sinibaldi's 2018 Aurifil BOM block,
Roman Square.

Taking photos for my blog is the bain of my existence
and is probably why I blog so infrequently.
I will try harder when I have all of my blocks
sewn together into a flimsy!
I am sewing rows together right now.

Intrigued by this block the very first time I saw it,
I knew this was the one when I needed to make a quilt
with a whisper of sophistication.
  I enjoyed making it so much,
I just kept piecing until I had 20 blocks.

If you aren't familiar, Amy Sinibaldi blogs at NanaCompany,
and if you ever have the time,
take a lovely scroll through her delightful posts.
I'd like to personally thank Amy for having the vision
to create such a striking block.
And the fabrics she designs give me pause,
and if I had a larger fabric budget,
I'd own them all!

Oh, oh. oh!  One last thing!
I thought it would be fun to have an
unannounced follow-up give away with this post.
Up for grabs is a Retractable Scissors Fob
from my daughter's Etsy shop,
Gardenia Drive.

I find one of these fobs especially useful
when I am doing FMQ at my Janome
because there is very little table space surrounding the machine
and manipulating a quilt knocks everything of onto the floor.
Any comment is eligible

As the country opens up,
please make wise choices, be safe,
and stay well.


Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Creating a Quilted Legacy Blog Hop

Welcome to my stop on the
Creating a Quilted Legacy Blog Hop,
where we will be “Following in Paula's Footsteps”
today through Friday.

Paula, PaulaBQuilts, filled her hours, and her heart,
by making quilts for others, donating to
charities such as Jack's Basket and Project Linus,
to name just a few.
In February, Paula passed away unexpectedly after a short illness.

Paula Budinger

Today, May 6, would have been her 79th birthday.
We are celebrating her life by continuing her spirit of giving
with a very special birthday remembrance.

Each blog hopper has agreed to make a quilt for charity
sharing their creations with us all May 6th through May 8th.

I have chosen to work with Figo Fabrics'
Midsommar line, in my quilt,
and will be donating it to A Doll Like Me,
where it will bring joy and comfort for years to come.

I discovered Figo Fabrics at QuiltCon 2020.
They had a lovely, eye catching booth,
and had donated a short stack of charms in my swag bag,
along with an accompanying free pattern
called Midsommar Migration.

I love both the fabric and the pattern because
it can be gifted to either a boy or a girl,
along with their very own,
very special, and lovingly made,
one-of-a-kind doll.
I downsized the pattern a tad to make it doll sized.
The original pattern makes a 26.75" x 30.50" wall hanging.
It was my first time constructing flying geese
four at a time!  What was I waiting for?

I hope you will take the time to see
what everyone else has made to honor Paula's memory.
Each and every comment you make
when you visit any or all today's blog hop participants listed below
will automatically be entered to win one of these 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 from Doris, Cactus Queen Quilt Co

A PDF pattern of choice from Joanne,

$25 gift certificate to Fat Quarter Shop

Thanks for stopping by!
A great big thank you to Janice and Kate
for putting this hop all together
and making it happen!
A complete list of blog hoppers can be found on their sites.

Stay well!