Friday, May 8, 2020

Creating a Quilted Legacy

Today's post is on honor of Paula Budinger, also know as Paula B Quilts, who passed away February 8, 2020. Janice of Color, Creating, and Quilting is hosting this special blog hop to honor Paula's memory.

Paula was fond of bright colors, and making quilts for kids through Project Linus. To honor that, I have two bright kid's quilts to share.

The first up is Burst, a new, fun pattern, so named because of the burst of color coming from the center of the quilt.


Blast baby quilt by QuiltFabrication

Paula would have loved all of these bright colors on the black background, as do I, though any other color would work just as well.

Burst, as a baby quilt, measures in at 42" x 42". The Burst pattern also includes sizes for crib, lap, twin, queen - that's a lot of quilts! This little guy sports the Passion Fruit pantograph quilted in a variegated thread. Definitely keeping with the multi-colored theme!


Blast quilting by QuiltFabrication

The backing is a multi-colored ladybug fabric from my stash, which works absolutely perfect here.


Blast backing by QuiltFabrication


And the second quilt, Jax, is a fun, random setting that reminds me the game Jacks.


Jax baby quilt by QuiltFabrication


This one, too, looks great on a black background, but would look terrific with blue, grey, or even black-on-whites. Hmm, there may be another quilt or two in my future!

The backing on Jax is colorful too, full of all sorts of construction trucks. 


Jax backing by QuiltFabrication

Believe it or not, it also uses variegated thread and the Passion Fruit pantograph, but the flowers are turned into stars by quilting straight lines and omitting the center loop.


Jax quilting by QuiltFabrication

Paula would have been so happy, don't you think?  

Happy Quilting!


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44 comments:

  1. Looks like Burst and Jax are siblings - similar with some differences. I love the bright and cheerful quilts. I am sure they will bring joy to the recipient and of course Paula would have approved.

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  2. Two quilts that are so bright and fun, perfect for some little ones! That variegated thread looks like fun, and I love the backing fabrics!

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  3. Paula would love the bright quilts as do I and sure they will be loved by the recipients. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. I love quilting, but due to the cost, I love making more lap quilts. They are great for decorating and I love throwing them over me on a cold winter night, while snuggling on the couch.

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  5. such pretty little quilts and bright colors...very cheerful!

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  6. Seems like my favorite quilt size is a lap quilt. Although I have made lots of baby quilts too. I use a long armed, so lap quilts and baby quilts are more affordable! And, I like to get them done!

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  7. My favorite quilt to make is a lap size quilt! I also enjoy making baby quilts. I want my quilts to be loved and cuddled! Your bright quilts for charity in honor of Paula would put a smile on her face!

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  8. Both quilts are such fun!

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  9. Lovely quilts and a great tribute to Paula!

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  10. I love making any quilt, I especially love appliqué

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  11. Paula loved contrast and would have been delighted with these quilts, the are gorgeous with the bright colours on the dark background, I couldn’t choose between them. Thank you so much for participating in the hop, want to do it again next year?

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  12. I, too, love your brights on the black background, and the two different layouts for the 9 patches! Those are great quilts!

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  13. Love, love, LOVE the quilts you've made in Paula's honor! They will be well loved by their recipients.

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  14. I love the quilt you made, so wonderful to remember Paula in this fashion. Baby quilts are my favorite to make!

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  15. I tend to make a lot of lap quilt/baby quilt sized projects since I can quilt them myself. I love the bright/black quilts - so dramatic.

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  16. Love your quilts and the quilting!

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  17. Bed size quilts are what I usually make with small wall quilts a close second.

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  18. My favorite quilt to sew is a table runner. Because I hang out in my family room and I enjoy changing the table runners out. Thank you.

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  19. Beautiful quilt finishes, Susan! You have such a way with your colors, very inspiring. I have loved this memorial blog hop for Paula B. I can't choose a favorite, they are both beautiful.

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  20. What wonderful finishes! I love the black background on both.

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  21. My favorite project is a lap quilt, though I like doing table runners too. I want to make a picnic quilt.

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  22. baby quilt , they don't take as long

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  23. My favorite used to be bed quilts, but lately I'm more into lap quilts or table runners - just easier to manage and quilt!!

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  24. My favorite size is probably a table runner, but my favorite quilt that I've made was for my dad a couple of years ago. Red, cream & blue because he was in the service. He turns 93 on May 15 and still lives alone. Very proud of him!

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  25. Love love love your quilts Burst and Jax! Thanks for honoring Paula.

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  26. Such happy quilts to honor your memory of Paula! I like how you changed the quilting design to make one with an entirely different vibe. And the variegated thread makes the background sing.

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  27. Those bright colors on the black background just exude joy. Thanks for sharing. My favorite projects to make are bigger quilts because I love sharing a snuggle and a quilt.

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  28. Such bright, happy quilts! I love the design of Burst especially and it's giving me some inspiration to pull out a stack of 9 patches I have squirreled away :)

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  29. I love to make bed-sized quilts. I'm usually a practical person. We seriously use our quilts in our family.

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  30. I especially like to make lap quilts. I think they get used the most. Your two quilts are way too beautiful! I don’t see with black very much because as I’ve aged, it became more and more difficult to see. But I sure do love it. And Paula would, too! XO

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  31. I love to make baby quilts! Adore your two quilts - that ladybug backing is awesome! Thank you!

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  32. My favorite would be a lap quilt. Love your ladybug backing & binding = perfect!

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  33. My favorite project is a baby quilt. I love the ones you made.

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  34. I love the color. I try to stick to Lap size. Larger is so hard to work with. Generally whatever quilt I'm doing is my favorite.

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  35. I like to make bed size quilts.

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  36. I must say I really enjoy making baby quilts, although no babes in our family yet! The second quilt is so fun! I'm going to keep that in my Wish List for certain.

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  37. I've been so busy with quilts for family that most are queen size tight now. However, I think lap quilt is my favorite. Your quilts are a nice, perfect tribute to Paula.

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  38. What fun! I love to make landscapes but I see that isn't one of the choices so I will have to say lap quilts. Thank you for inviting us to visit, and what a great way to honour a quilting friend.

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  39. I tend to make throw sizes or bed quilts. I like something I can curl up in.

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  40. Judging from the number of them I make, I would have to say throw size, but always a quilt. I don't do many runners and nothing else, really. Your two baby quilts are very inspiring. I love black as a background and the thread you used carried the color right into it. I like the way the colorful backs carry out the theme of brightness.

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  41. Those are fun quilts. They are going to make two kids, and their families, very happy!

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  42. These are amazing. I love the variegated quilting on the black background.

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  43. Love the layout you used in your quilt!

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  44. So sorry about Paula. Love the quilt.

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