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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, www.etsy.com/shop/CanuckQuilterDesigns

$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!
~karen


81 comments:

White Rose said...

Hi Karen oh what a lovely tribute to Paula,what a lovely kind caring lady she was.Love your quilt the colours are gorgeous,stay safe my friend xx

Louise said...

What a cute quilt, Karen! Paula would approve, I think :)

Kate @ Smiles From Kate said...

What a lovely miniature quilt, such tiny pieces, I love it, and for such a good cause too. Thank you so much for participating in this special blog hop, and for all your help organising it too. You are such a kind and generous friend.

Sarah Aldrich said...

I’ll have to look into Figo fabrics. Love the little quilt. sarahsgiftnship(at)gmail(dot)com

fournieces said...

She must have been quite a woman to have so many people honoring her in this way. I am sorry I was unaware of her blog.

Linda said...

Hi Karen, lovely quilt, love the flying geese. I'll have to check out the pattern! Nice to be joining with you today in this blog hop. :)

Maria said...

Such lovely way to remember a special lady like Paula.
Sweet wee quilt. I always do the four at a time flying geese. Sew good.

Julierose said...

that is such a lovely donation quilt--it could definitely work for either a boy or a girl nice work ~ ~ ~ waving from afar Julierose

FlourishingPalms said...

Your Midsommer Migration quilt is adorable, Karen! How great that you actually used a QC fabric pack and pattern to make a little quilt! It's sweet to pay tribute this way to a dedicated quiltmaker like Paula. Though I don't know her, it looks like she left a great legacy.

Karen said...

Love the fabrics in your quilt. Such a nice honor for your friend.

piecefulwendy said...

Figo Fabrics are so lovely, and that little quilt is such a fun design. I think Paula would be delighted that this little quilt is going to A Doll Like Me. It will make someone very happy!

Jan Snell said...

Lovely tribute to a generous soul. A Doll Like Me is a wonderful project and your doll quilt will certainly be loved. You can never go wrong with blue and yellow.

eileen said...

A bright cheery quilt, I'm sure Paula would approve!!!

quiltingbydawn said...

What a lovely quilt in honor of Paula! The colors and pattern work nicely together! Well done!

Needled Mom said...

That is lovely and in one of my favorite color combinations. Your geese came out perfectly. Bet you are ready to make more now!

Kathryn said...

Some people hate flying geese but I love them. I use the Eleanor Burns method that also makes 4 at a time. Thanks for sharing your quilt

Jacque Of All Trades said...

Love your quilt you are donating. And love FIGO fabrics. What a nice way to honor a fellow quilter❣️

JanineMarie said...

It’s good to see a post by you, again, Karen! Your quilt is adorable and the perfect loving tribute to Paula and her giving nature.

Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio said...

What a nice tribute. The doll quilt you made is wonderful. Our quilt guild makes doll quilts to give along with a doll and the woodworkers group makes wooden doll beds and they give the bed, doll and quilt to a girl (or a boy if they don't want a wooden toy) at Christmas. It's such a nice thing and a great way to use up fabric scraps for a good cause.

SallyC said...

Love your quilt and charity you are donating too. What a thoughtful way to honor Paula.

Linda in PA said...

Love the quilt! I’ve always liked flying geese quilts.

Carol C. said...

This is a special way to honor a special lady!! Your quilt is beautiful, and so much fun to think of the smiles it will bring to a child!!

grace thorne said...

so fresh and pretty...your friend would love it!

Susan Stanton said...

Your little doll quilt is so cute! I love flying geese.
yoyopattycakes at hotmail dot com

Lady Locust said...

I'm just hopping around:-) Nice to "meet" you. Fun flying geese~

barbara woods said...

Our quilting group makes for our veterans, I made two last year and we presented them

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

That's a great quilt, Karen. I love Figo Fabrics. I thought I might make that pattern as well. Hope you are well and safe.

Jollygirl said...

What a thoughtful way to honor Paula. LoVe your quilt.

Nann said...

Nice to see you in the blog hop! I like your FG quilt.

Angie said...

Beautiful quilt. Enjoy your day. angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom 🌞🌻

The Joyful Quilter said...

LOVE that you chose a gender neutral color scheme for your little quilt! That will make a great donation in Paula's honor.

Karrin Hurd said...

Cute quilt!

Vasudha said...

It's a beautiful quilt and a lovely tribute to Paula.

Jocelyn said...

Love the quilt!

Emily said...

A Doll Like Me is such a great organization, this is a beautiful doll quilt.

Preeti said...

Karen, you made a darling quilt. I am sure Paula would have loved it. And Amy (A Doll Like Me) will appreciate it too.

hetty said...

What a lovely little quilt to honour your friend. I would join in but I have too much on my plate already. I am happy to be able to view your blog again. I have just started a new blog since my old blog was hacked last year while I was in the hospital. My new blog is hettyquilts.blogspot.com I hope you will stop by sometime.

Bernie Kringel said...

Donating to Amy at A Doll Like Me is such a nice idea!! I am with you - making Flying Geese like that is just the best. Soooo much quicker.

Susie H said...

Beautiful tribute to Paula. Love your little quilt. 4-at-a-time Flying Geese is my favorite way to make oodles of flying geese too! Lovely quilt with lovely fabric!

kiwikid said...

Beautiful quilt Karen, lovely tribute to your friend.

Sharon Aurora said...

Oh, how sweet to make this doll quilt. The colors are very pretty.

Tehachap said...

What a great way to celebrate the life of a quilter. Thanks for sharing your site.

Kathy E. said...

Flying Geese 4 at a time? I need to try that method! Your doll quilt is a lovely tribute to Paula...she would be smiling at the thought of a little girl playing with her dolls and covering them up. Love this!
duchick at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Loves those migrating geese! Paula would have too! Doll Like Me is an awesome charity!

thatfabricfeeling.wordpress.com said...

I love it. It will be cherished along with a doll. I actually posted a bunch of doll clothing that I made for A Doll Like Me today on my blog. thatfabricfeeling.com I see that we are in good company supporting amy's amazing dolls.

MissPat said...

What a lovely little quilt to make as a tribute while learning a new technique. I'm unfamiliar with Figo Fabrics so I will have to look them up.

Paula said...

I love flying geese and plan to one day make a quilt of them! Thanks for sharing your quilt and for honoring Paula B.

Mari said...

Oh, how sweet! What a lovely doll quilt. And four at a time geese truly is a game-changing technique, too!

Darlene said...

Great quilt. I enjoy making doll quilts out of left over units.

Carol Andrews said...

Karen the quilt you made is so sweet. What a wonderful charity to donate to. A fitting tribute to Paula.

GranChris said...

I love the migrating geese. Wonderful.

Nancy J said...

A legacy hop that is one to remember Paula with love, and pass on her generous spirit. A quilt for a child will be with them for so many years, maybe their lifetime and we do not know where that quilt will lead them, knowing how it came to be sewn, and donated, for Paula, I think she will know all this and be so happy.

Delaine said...

What a beautiful quilt. I love quilts with flying geese units. Thanks!

Kathy S. said...

Thanks for the link for the free pattern. It's always fun to get something in your swag bag!

sue s said...

I read her blog periodically and she seemed warm and loving just through her writing! How nice of you all to memorialize her this way.

FlashinScissors said...

A lovely tribute to Paula!
A cute quilt! I love flying geese, especially after seeing a lovely flying geese quilt on a period drama recently.
Well done!
Barbara x

AnnieBikes said...

What a sweet little flying geese project! Yes, I also love making the four at a time geese. Who thinks up all these wonderful shortcuts!!

Hannah said...

Your quilt is beautiful.

Joye with an e said...

I like little quilts that are gender neutral. Nice job!

Margo Yang said...

Love your quilt! That's a great pattern and for a good cause. I've never done flying geese project. I have to try it one day!

Sheila said...

I'm so sorry to hear of Paula's passing , she sounded like such a wonderful giving person . The quilt you made in her honor will bring joy and comfort to some little one. Thank you for being so kind and loving . 💖

Sugar Free Quilts said...

You are a wonderful human! I love your work. ❤️

Heather J said...

Beautiful quilt and the fabrics chosen are perfect. Love doing flying geese 4 at a time. A great no waste method.

Mary Elizabeth said...

What a lovely tribute and a beautiful quilt.

Dena said...

Whst a great quilt with lovely fabrics, I love FIGO fabrics!

Judy J said...

Lovely tribute!

Danette said...

This little doll quilt is just so cute. And yes, it could be either for a boy or girl. I've seen A Doll Like Me before - such a wonderful charity for children.

Susan said...

That's a wonderful charity. I first came across them through H2H, and I have a friend who makes lots of the doll quilts and hospital gowns. This is a wonderful design and I know it will be loved by the child who receives it with a doll. Good work!

Susan said...

Great little project Karen!

Joni said...

Our guild had 'A Doll Like Me' presentation and it was so heartwarming. What a beautiful quilt finish.

Nancy A: SewingGranda@gmail.com said...

It is a wonderful quilt and a wonderful way to remember Paula.

CyndyK said...

What a cute quilt, and such a nice tribute to a fellow quilter. cknapp3626(at)sbcglobal.net

Shelly Cooper said...

Lovely little quilt! I am partial to flying geese! I have a queen sz'd flying geese quilt on my radar!

e said...

I love making doll quilts and this organization is very near and dear to my heart.
Thank you for your participation in honoring Paula.

Janice Holton said...

Dear friend, thank you SO MUCH for all your help in this memorial blog hop for Paula. You have been such an encouraging and positive presence all along the way. I love your little doll quilt and the cause you chose to donate it to as well! What a unique ministry that is! You're an absolute sweetheart and I am glad our shared love of quilting brought us together. Thank you again!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

What a wonderful way to remember your friend. I'm sure she would be so happy! Enjoyed my visit with you - thank you.

Rose said...

What a great tribute to Paula B

Val said...

Thanks for the tribute! Beautiful!

Kathy H said...

I'm sorry for the passing of this lovely lady. What a nice way to remember her. Your charms made a nice quilt with very pretty colors.

Beth said...

Taking fabric that was given to you, and turning it into a doll quilt that you will then give away seems like a very "Paula-esque" thing to do. Thank you for sharing your quilt and being a part of this blog hop.

Createology said...

Love your sweet charity quilt. Paula will be smiling from above with all these wonderful blog hop quilts. Marvelous May Dear.