I'm delighted to be among the quilting bloggers participating in
the Quilted Legacy Blog Hop this week.
Paula Budinger passed away in February.
Although there were other seamstresses in her family she was the only one who made quilts. She regularly made quilts for charities such as Project Linus, Jack's Basket and Covered in Love. She collected vintage doll quilts, 19th century quilts and more recently developed an interest in studying old vintage quilts. She often spoke of her daughter and granddaughter with great pride and lots of love.
Paula loved bright colors and new challenges -- the Rainbow Scrap Challenge was right up her alley! She started her blog (Paula B Quilts) in 2015. You can see early posts here: here (Blogger) and more recently here (Wordpress).
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Janice, the blog hop organizer, challenged us participants to post a quilt we intend to give to charity.
If you've read my blog you know that I donate most of the quilts that I make as fund raisers for organizations. I like to have quilts on hand when a donation occasion comes up.
Rainbow Rail Fence is my quilt-in-progress. The units are made in the 10 colors for this year's Rainbow Scrap Challenge. Though May is only the fifth month, I got impatient and sewed 'em all because I had this design in mind from the beginning.
I need YOUR help! In the comments section let me know your preference for the sashing between the rainbow rows. (a) dark gray (b) light gray (c) black on white (d) gray on white. I have selected these because I have enough of each to cut 3-1/2" (3" finished) sashes.
|A and B|
|C and D|
And while you're commenting you are also entering to win one of the great prizes in the blog hop! Janice will aggregate the comments and select the winners with a random number generator. (Be sure you're not a "no reply" commenter!) You have ONE WEEK to leave a comment.
Here are the 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
And here are the other blog hop participants. Have fun seeing what they're making to honor Paula's memory.
Wednesday, May 6
Thursday, May 7
Friday, May 8
I like the C fabric. Love the scrappiness of this quilt!!ReplyDelete
What a great idea to go ahead and finish the RSC! I'm a big gray fan, so I like A. Love the rainbow colors and the rails. :) Nice to be joining you in the "hop".ReplyDelete
i like the gray on white...i think the other choices dull the brights...anyway you asked...gorgeous so far!ReplyDelete
I love your scrappy design! I like the gray on white, I like how it makes the colors pop.ReplyDelete
Sorry to hear about your friend.ReplyDelete
Wonderful quilt. I like A and C for the sashing
I like C and then B with A being too dark and D being too light. Nice quilt plan!ReplyDelete
A very cheerful quilt to honor Paula. I like the light gray best even though I'm not a big fan of gray.ReplyDelete
I like the light gray. This is a very striking placement of the blocks and colors.ReplyDelete
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Wow great quilt! So sorry about Paula.ReplyDelete
Donating a rainbow quilt is a perfect way to honor a Paula. I think I would choose the light gray so the sashing doesn't dull the colors. After all, the rainbows come out after the gray clouds are gone! 😉ReplyDelete
Love your RSC project, Nann. I like the color of the batting/flannel that is peeking between the rows, so ivory or cream as a sashing would work for me.ReplyDelete
Oh, Nann, what a sweet post! I enjoyed having a little more insight about Paula. Like her, you have such a generous spirit. Your strips are so pretty. I vote for one of the darker gray fabrics!ReplyDelete
Dark gray sashing, definitely.ReplyDelete
I like B, because the rainbow pops.ReplyDelete
I am also a gray fan and the light gray doesn't overpower the colors, which are the main focus. This is a wonderful way to honor Paula, a quilt in rainbow colors!ReplyDelete
This is such a lovely tribute to Paula Nann, thank you. I love your bright rainbow of blocks, I would go for the dark grey, then the colours will shine out. Thank you so much for participating in the hop, Janice and I so appreciate it.ReplyDelete
I like the dark gray, so choice "A". Makes the rails pop more.ReplyDelete
Great looking quilt! Good lesson in colorplay.
I like option C the black on white.ReplyDelete
Good morning Nann, I am unsure if I have been to your corner of the world before. I just read back a ways to know more about you and oh my gosh. You are a very prolific seamstress! Seriously - you get sooo much done - I am really amazed. About how much time are you able to spend sewing daily (or weekly?). Great job with all of the masks and with this rail fence quilt.ReplyDelete
I love the darker gray color. It looks fantastic with the bright colored strips.
Look forward to following along and reading more of your posts. :-)
Beautiful quilt and a lovel way to honor your friend. I personally think a light narrow sashing would look great. I think dark sashing would take away from the dark strings.ReplyDelete
I remember Paula from RSC. What a nice way to honor her with this blog hop.ReplyDelete
Too funny that you already have your rSC project blocks all made. I like A -- dark gray for the sashing.
Love the rainbow rails. I don't think it needs sashing.ReplyDelete
I like the gray on white the best. This will be a beautiful quilt!ReplyDelete
The darkest of the fabrics, far left I think is best, but I agree with those who say I don't know if it needs sashing or maybe a narrow sashing.ReplyDelete
Your Rainbow Rail Fence blocks/rows are so amazing! What a great quilt that's going to be! I've used gray sashing in several rainbow quilts and really like it, but I also like your D fabric as a sashing.ReplyDelete
I’m a fan of C. Tough decision though. Nice tribute to Paula. Although prizes aren’t needed they are a nice addition.ReplyDelete
I like D- i think the light plays up the colors of the pieced rows. My second choice is C - the black on white as it adds to the modern fel of this quilt. Excellent way to honor Paula! Teresa GReplyDelete
I am in love with this quilt! I think I need to start my very own Rainbow Rails. Heaven knows I have enough scraps! I personally like the darker gray for the contrast it gives.ReplyDelete
A great quiltReplyDelete
I remember Paula and all of her great quilts
I often get carried away with a project that is just supposed to be a leader and ender type of project. I see you get impatient also. That's a good thing!ReplyDelete
I like A- dark colors are my favorite pop to rainbow quiltsReplyDelete
I love the light gray. This is going to be a beautiful quilt.ReplyDelete
I like the light grey (B), but the whole project is looking great and I'm sure that any of the four will finish it well.ReplyDelete
I don't need to win, but sure have enjoyed bouncing around and seeing new sites (blogs:-)ReplyDelete
I’m usually a fan of darker gray , but in this I stand I like the lightest....selection D. Great use of RSC colors....I may have to borrow/steal this idea!ReplyDelete
For rainbow quilts, I prefer the lightest fabric possible for backgrounds because I think it makes the colors stand out the most, So I think D with B as a second option. But you do you! Thanks for sharing a rainbow quilt to honor Paula's memory. RSC is where I first got to know her through her blog, and it led to an amazing little personal connection, which is my favorite memory of her.ReplyDelete
Great quilt! I think I prefer DReplyDelete
That's going to be a great donation quilt, Nann. SEW perfect as a tribute to Paula! My vote would be for option C because it's not too light and not too dark.ReplyDelete
PS~ I like D - it lets the colors *!P0P!* and is cheery and fun. I think the two darker choices would subdue it if you prefer a more subtle effect - my opinion = grain of salt:0)ReplyDelete
I like the dark gray. It has a lot diagonal movement, contrasting with the vertical and horizontal lines of the blocks.ReplyDelete
I like C, but I think any of these would be fine. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Rainbow quilts are always so happy! Your quilt will surely bring smiles and comfort to a lucky recipient. I like the gray on white (D) best as I think it sets off the colors so nicely without overpowering them.ReplyDelete
Oh, what a pretty and cheerful quilt this is going to be! I chuckled that you worked ahead to get more colors finished. I've done that, ha! My vote is C, the cross hatch. Nice visual interest without competing with the brights.ReplyDelete
Oh, the gray on white for sure. It will make those colors really pop. What a lovely quilt to dedicate to Paula!ReplyDelete
My preference is the black. I think it brings out the bright colors more. I love it!ReplyDelete
I love your rainbow quilt. My preference is fabric C, black on white.ReplyDelete
Oh, I like those colorful rails! I think I'd go with the light gray, so the rails get center stage.ReplyDelete
I guess I like the grey but I do love black.ReplyDelete
What a beautiful rainbow of quilty goodness! I love the light gray for the sashing. It is just the perfect fabric to give your eyes a resting spot between the bright beautiful pops of colour in the blocks. .😄 CarolReplyDelete
Love your design, Nann, and I like either A or C.ReplyDelete
Love the gorgeous cascade of rainbow colors. Such scrappy goodness - oh my. I am sure Paula would be thrilled. My preference is C - it just look more chic, in my opinion.ReplyDelete
I like the dark grey - makes the colors pop. Thanks!ReplyDelete
I like how the dark gray A sets off the rainbow rails best. Great job!ReplyDelete
I love the rainbow scraps. My preference is the dark grey; I am always partial to a dark background with vibrant rainbox colours. This fun piece is sure to make the recipient very happy.ReplyDelete
Love your rainbow and I would go with B light grey.ReplyDelete
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I really must learn to proofread my responses before I hit post! My preference is for B or C. I’m afraid A will make such a dark strip with the darkest rails it will unbalance everything. I would want the sashing to define the rails but not call attention to itself. Whichever you choose it will be a great donation and will surely make someone feel loved.ReplyDelete
They both look fine to me; however, I think I would choose c and d. Very nicely done!ReplyDelete
A rainbow rail fence is a great idea for a quilt!ReplyDelete
Either lighter color (B or D?) brightens things up, while the darker ones dull it down, so I'm saying go light! This is a great quilt, and I can't believe you're donating it after all the work. You are one generous woman! =)ReplyDelete
They all would make a great quilt. I love the darker grays, but the light gray and the white would work also.ReplyDelete
My first choice would be D: Grey on White Second choice is A: Dark Grey. The other two don't give enough contrast to make the jewel colors pop as well in my opinion.ReplyDelete
Your scrappy rainbow quilt is a fabulous use of all those bits and pieces we have lying around. Organizing it as you did is perfection! What a lucky person who will receive that quilt...assuming you are donating the beauty!ReplyDelete
I remember you working on that quilt as part of the RSC. I also remember Paula B. via the RSC. What a wonderful group of quilty bloggers. :)ReplyDelete
My preference would be the black on white (C). It makes all the colors dance!ReplyDelete
I remember Paula B through The Endeavourers Quilt group. I didn’t know her well and it’s nice to find out a little more through this lovely hop! Your quilt is just the sort of thing she would love!ReplyDelete
I like the dark grey.
Such a fun tribute to someone who obviously was well loved. I'm sure she would be delighted to know that her birthday is being celebrated in such a great way. Thank you for the invitation to visit!ReplyDelete
Nann, this is going to be beautiful. I love all the colors. I think the light one - gray on white would look best.ReplyDelete
I like D best. I love this quilt. What a beauty!ReplyDelete
Such a hard choice! All have their advantagesReplyDelete
I love your RSC quilt. Its gorgeous. I like the dark grey.ReplyDelete
Oh, yay--you chose just what I would have recommended! I love the brightness and how it accentuates the feeling of lightness and optimism.ReplyDelete
I'm glad you went with the lighter sashing. I would have suggested it if I'd been here before May 10th. What a beautiful (and large) quilt. The blog tour is a nice tribute to Paula.ReplyDelete
I like B, but it will be fabulous regardless! Love that you used a RSC quilt to honor Paula!ReplyDelete