Paula Budinger passed away on February 8. Paula blogged at Paula B Quilts. She was very active in our quilting community through her blog and her involvement in creating quilts for several charities. Most of the bloggers in this hop knew her, but I was only familiar with her through reading her blog.
Today’s line up for the hop is:
Janice at Color Creating and Quilting
Kate at Smiles From Kate
Joy at The Joyful Quilter
Susan at Quilt Fabrication
Edi at Edi’s Crafting Life
Carol at Quilt Schmilt. You are here!
Preeti at Sew Preeti Quilts
Emily at The Darling Dogwood
When I thought of Paula’s Legacy my mind turned to the traditional patterns that our mothers and grandmothers made. One of the patterns I have wanted to make was an Irish Chain. I delved in to the my stash because I just knew I had the perfect calico print. Success! I found it and knew it would just be enough to make a quilt for my charity. Victoria’s Quilts Canada require 50” x 70” quilt tops. They also appreciate receiving an extra 12 1/2” block from which they make a presentation bag and the binding.
I worked for two days on the math and then started cutting and piecing. After I had the top together and measured the quilt I realized I had made a math mistake. Once I removed one row from the top and one from the side, the measurements were still off. Back into the stash I went to try to find a good border fabric. The auditions commenced.
OMG! Can you see my mistake, oops, er my design feature? I just noticed it in this photo. How in heavens name did I miss 2 blue squares in my nine patch? I’m sure that the Covid Brain Fog is to blame, but really? I hate to say it, but due to some time constraints with having a couple of deadlines it’s going to have to wait until later in the month to be fixed. 😢
Victoria’s Quilts Canada is the charity this quilt will be donated to. This charity gifts the quilts to cancer patients. They do ask that we send only the top, binding and an extra 12 1/2” block. I did get the block made which is used to make a presentation bag and I had just enough border fabric to make the binding. I was left with a sliver less than 1/2” wide. They have an incredible group of volunteers that assemble the quilts, quilt them and get the binding and label on. Backing and batting’s are also donated or purchased from donated funds.
While surfing the net I did see a wonderful tutorial on Missouri Star for an Irish Chain Quilt. Next time I decide to do one, it will have to be with a pattern. My brain still hurts from trying to do the math. 🥴
Since I only had to make a top for Victoria’s Quilts, I decided that I should make an extra using some of my orphan blocks and scraps from the bin.
I wanted something brighter and really random! I think that is exactly what I got!
Here is the list of all of the prizes that are available to be won. Please stop by these great supporters and show them some love.
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 DMFNote 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
Good luck entering for the chance to win one of these awesome prizes. All you have to do to enter is to leave a comment on any and all of the blog posts you visit. The deadline for comments will be open for one week for anyone to make comments so the timeline by which to leave comments is going to be Friday, May 15. Any comment left on one of our blogs will be an entry.
Thanks for stopping by to read my post. Hope your day is full of quilty goodness. 😄 Carol