Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Day 6 Holiday Lane Blog Hop...

I must thank Mme Samm for gently convincing Jill from Jillily Studio 
to let us use this pillow pattern for the blog hop and it has been perfect...


I have had so much fun making this Holiday Lane pillow.
I started with a solid black homespun for the night sky, stitched the house blocks
and then started planning the embellishments!!
I stitched french knots to make a gentle falling snow.
For the snow on the roof tops,
I felted some recycled winter white wool garments from the thrift shop
and hand buttonhole stitched around the drifting snow.
This is my first project working with wool...boy am I excited!!
Of course I had to have snowmen and I used more of the wool...luv the snowmen,
I embroidered their eyes and noses added the ear muffs and homespun scarves.
Is this not cuteness!
Then I added doors, windows and shutters
and raw edge appliqued around them with invisible thread.
I embroidered the window panes and
there were even a few birds that  flew in to sit on the sill.
2161 that's where I live at the moment but
time is ticking till we move back to Canada.


Then came the lamp post and the trees.

  

I added buttons and beads for the door handles
and even a heart shaped grapevine wreath on one of the doors.


I embroidered house number...32 on the red door
(sorry , DH should have taken a closeup)
When I move back to Canada
 I'm moving to her back yard...the warning is out!!


I embroidered the smoke from the chimney and hand quilted around the roof tops,
trees, windows, doors, and the snowmen.  
The back of the pillow has an open back to insert the pillow form.
I bound it like a quilt so I can take out the pillow form and use it as a table runner.
or...I can add a hanging sleeve and use it as a wall hanging.
I love this pattern...it is a free pattern at Jilliley Studio.
She has more free patterns...be a follower of Jill's and you won't miss any of them.
My plans were to have 2 projects finished....that didn't happen but I am
planning on making more Holiday Lanes...it may be 2013, just saying!
I'll post it when it is finished...I really do need these deadlines.

Visit the talented ladies who are sharing their inspiration with you today.
Leave them a sweet comment and make their day Ü !!

November 28

Don't forget to visit Mme Samm at Sew We Quilt...to see the top picks of the day.
Mme Samm has a Pinterest board for each of the blog hops...
be sure to check them out....there is sEw much inspiration!!!

Now...if you have been with me from start to finish...you deserve a giveaway.
Just leave me a comment and I'll draw a winner on December 5th. 
You don't have to be a follower but I would luv it if you choose to be.
Make sure I have a way to contact you...I will need an email address.
Someone will win a $25.00 gift certificate to Crazyquiltgirl Fabric Shop.
Check out Cori's shop...you will find great prices, and the best customer service.
I know she would luv it if you signed up for her newsletter or followed her blog.

Ü Ü Ü 

...hugs and happy stitching





124 comments:

shez said...

i absolutely love the colours you have used,well done.xx

Christine M said...

Your cushion is beautiful Pauline. I love your night sky with the snow flakes.

B Greene said...

Love your smoke curls and the Pac-man moon!! Such a wonderful project - no wonder you want to make more!

Judy B said...

Beautiful! Love all the added details. Thank you for sharing and the great giveaway. jbechosend at sbcglobal dot net

Teri said...

Love the pillow....I am a follower and I have enjoyed the blog hop....great giveaway.....

Mrs.Pickles said...

lovely work!!!

Sunshine Girl said...

Its adorable - I love the lampost best as thats what I was planning on adding to mine but ran out of time - love all of the other little details too - makes your pillow so personal.

Carla Bynum said...

Hi!!! It is very pretty!!! Love the fabrics and the snowmen are adorable!!! Thanks for all the fun!!! Wonderfully fun hop!!!!

Nati said...

Love the pillow, those snowmen and the lamp post make such a difference! thanks for sharing and the chance to win!

giddy99 said...

Love the snowmen and embroidered birds! Very cute pillow!

Kim said...

I love your embellishments! Those snowmen are so cute and that plaid looks so warm and homey.

Theresa said...

oh Pauline I love your version - the colours, the patterns and those snowmen are too cute for words.

Joy said...

So very cute.. I love the snowmen you added. The snow is so cute and the smoke coming out of the chimneys!

Jodi - usairdoll said...

Great pillow! I love working with wool as well, neat huh? Love your fabric choices. Thanks for sharing and being patt of the hop.

Thank you and Crazyquiltgirl Fabric Shop for an awesome giveaway and a chance to win.

ussirdoll)at)gmail)dot)com

Britt-Inger said...

Your pillow is adorable. And the snowmen are so cute. Thanks for sharing

Gill said...

I love all the details you have added to make this your own!
Thank you!

Judy1522 said...

Your pillow turned out great! I love all the little extras you added to it.

Sue said...

That is one gorgeous pillow! Beautiful work!

Karen said...

This is stunning, Pauline. The colours are gorgeous and I love all the detail you have included. Beautiful work!!

memmens said...

Lovely pillow, I love the snowmen - so cute!

Madame Samm said...

Oh wow Pauline...I adore all the fine tuning of your pillow...don't you just love working with wool...and that embroidery ohhhh it is stunning like you

charlotte said...

Pauline, such wonderful details! Love the scarves on the snowmen. I hope she has a big backyard for you to live in. lol

Rosa said...

It`s absolutely wonderful and love all the extras.Great job!!I`m a follower and I`m enjoying the blog hop.

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Loved your colors and super cute lamp post!!

Michele said...

Simply fabulous! The details are so perfect. And thank you for the chance to win; I already follow Crazy girl and get her newsletter.

Melinda said...

I have a feeling we will be seeing you in the top 3 when it's posted! I love that lamp post, and I do believe you're the first to add one!

Jeanie said...

Peaceful village..... I'd like to visit! Thanks for the giveaway!

Patty D from NC said...

This is beautiful! I love the overall look and could move right in myself. Yours is a favorite for sure.

Thearica said...

Yep.. bet you make top 3!! LOVE your pillow!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Lesley said...

I adore your Holiday Lane! Such yummy fabrics with homespuns and wool...wonderful! And your embellishments add so much more! Gorgeous! And thank you for the chance!

Mama Spark said...

Your pillow is really beautiful, just like you.

Cindy Staub said...

I've loved following and hopping along with the Holiday Lane blog hop. So much fun to see everyone's projects. I love your pillow... the snowmen and cardinals are adorable. Thank you for the chance to win :) Happy quilting!

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Wow! I love this. The colors are wonderful and the details amazing. The snowmen expressions are terrific. Love the house numbers and lightpost. Great job. Thanks for sharing.

Mommarock said...

I'm loving this blog hop! Everyone is so creative. To all start out with the same pattern, and come up with such different pillows gives me great new creative spirit to try new things. I love this!!

Christa Hitchcock said...

So very cute! I love the streetlight, and the smoke coming from the chimneys! Very nice add-ons!

Kathleen at Rose Prairie said...

Very pretty, your pillow is perfect.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Oh wow!! Your pillow is adorable.

MooseStash Quilting said...

Just so cute. Love the details making it your own!

Kate said...

I love it .... it's obvious that you enjoyed making this.

Jacqueline said...

OMG your pillow is darling. I think all the embelishment that you took the time to do is what pushes it over the top..

jleibfried@aol.com

Vivian said...

The hand embroidered smoke and lamppost are so cute. Great idea. Thanks. Vivian

Abbigail said...

I am a follower! I just love this pillow! It's perfect! The fabrics and adornments are wonderful for this project. And please don't move the photographer to the back yard...the pictures are great! LOL!
hulseybg at gmail dot com

Linda said...

I'm already a follower too! Your pillow is just beautiful! I love all the little details you've embroidered!!

pinsandneedles said...

I just love all your embellishments...oh and using plaids for your houses...love! The snowmen with their little scarfs are adorable! Thanks Pauline for sharing your talent. I'm a follower!

gpc said...

Your pillow is beautiful! I want to make another one now that I've seen the wonderful pillows on this hop. I love your falling snow and wonderful embellishments! (and I am a follower, of course!)

BonnieGay said...

Luv it. The smoke from the chimneys and the snowflakes are the perfect touch.

Deonn @ Quiltscapes said...

Oh, Pauline, this pillow is the cutest! Love the snowman and lamppost and all your teeny details... really brings the scene to life!

Ellie Q said...

Beautiful Pauline! I love the fabric choices and all the details!

Annette said...

Wonderful wool.... I think I will have to try wool in the new year :)
sew many details you added to your pillow .... just love it, you can tell you had a lot of fun with this one.
I believe I am a follower as wll
in stitches

JanesQuilting said...

Your additions are adorable from the wreath to the smoke coming out the chimney. I especially like the little ear muffs on the snowman, and the lamppost, sweet!

krislovesfabric said...

Nice job! Love the snowmen and the homespuns!!

Martha said...

Love your pillow!! Your embellishments are so cute. I am so thank-ful to have been a part of this blog hop- what a fun activity :-)

StitchinByTheLake said...

Pauline I'm totally in love with your details - the wreath, the birds, that lamppost! Even the numbers on your house...I wish I'd thought of that. And the homespuns were perfect! blessings, marlene

Just Carol said...

Beautiful! Just beautiful! All your details are so perfect for this Holiday Lane pillow. The birds, the snowmen, the French knots...WOW...love it!

Julie said...

Amazing little details on your pillow. So cute!

Agnes B Bullock said...

This is simply breathtaking- the embellishments make it home. Now, did I send you my address or did you lose it? I have the perfect recipient for this pillow (ME!) :)

Nellie Duclos said...

Love your detailed embellishments that personalize your little pillow-so sweet. I specially adore the little lamppost. I missed two posts from yesterday, even checking back late last night. Did they turn out to be "no shows" or did I miss them? From California, thanks for sharing.

Debuko said...

Your pillow is really beautiful!! I love the fabric choices and all the details!

Carrie P. said...

Your plaid village is one of my favorites so far. I just love all the little establishments. Well done.

Carrie P. said...

I am a follower. thanks for the giveaway.

thethimbleroom said...

Pretty pillow - well done. :)

CaroleM said...

I love this! What a cute pattern.

Anna said...

I love the plaids/homespuns...and now I want to take mine apart and put my address on the door! so wonderful and hope you are feeling better!

SIMPLESEW said...

its crazy adorable and cozy..

sew.darn.quilt said...

You did a magnificent job of creating your street!
Hope your back to being yourself and that nasty bug is all over and done with. You totally rocked this hop as our cheerleader!!
What part of Canada do you hail from?

beaquilter said...

very cute!!

robin said...

Love it!

Barb said...

Love it!

Chris said...

Oh! Can I come be your neighbor?

WoolenSails said...

Love your piece and the homespuns, really fun piece and it works so nicely with the snow covered roofs.

Debbie

BizyStitches said...

love all the detail. Lamp post, how cute!!

Needled Mom said...

Love it....the details are so cute - snowmen and street light. Very sweet.

Kathy said...

This pillow is just perfect! You have added so many cute embellishments to make it your own. I love the fabric choices. Excellent job!

Mary said...

You did a great job on your pillow. Like you, I had more ideas, just ran out of time. I love the embellishments on your pillow. Thank you for sharing.

Fischtown Lady said...

Love your pillow! And the lantern is my favorite! So cute.
Greetings form Germany, Marita

Sandy D said...

Awesome pillow.Your extra touches add to the pillow. Good job.

LJ said...

Darn, I had a comment going and now it's disappeared; hate when that happens. This hop has certainly brought out the "woolers". For a beginner, all I can say is "marvelous"! I must give wool a try one of these days. I loved your old-fashioned lamp post; a bit of light on these dreary winter evenings is lovely. My most favorite idea you had was to make the pattern so that it could be used in multiple ways - pillow, table runner, wall hanging! Perfect!
I am a follower. Crazy Girl is new to me and I'll peruse her store later; in the meantime, I signed up for her newsletter. Thanks for all your hard work on the hop; I look forward each and every day to the wonderful creations.

Crazyquiltgirl said...

Hi Pauline. What an adorable pillow. I just love it. Your attention to detail makes your work truly stand out from the rest. I am so proud of you.

Linda said...

HI! NEAT PILLOW!
THANKS FOR SHARING!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

Martina said...

It turned out so beautiful and those snowmen are just adorable: Lovely details, great job! Looking forward to see other Lanes in the future.Lol! I some plans on this too!

Joyce said...

Beautiful job...I love it!

Julie in WA said...

A beautiful pillow with all the special details! Thanks for the giveaway...I love the crazyquiltgirl shop!

Kathy MacKie said...

Count me in!

Sue said...

Love your pillow, looks great.
Happy Christmas!

Farm Quilter said...

Love all the embellishments you did on your village!!! Totally awesome :)

Farm Road Ramblings said...

Love the plaids! Darling.

Celtic Thistle said...

Your pillow is lovely Pauline, all those fantastic details!

barbara woods said...

love your pillow! they are all so pretty that are in this

pippirose said...

Absolutely love your pillow! I'm a new follower.
:o)
pippirose59 at gmail dot com

Bonnie58 said...

Gorgeous pillow. Thanks for sharing. i am a follower.
bonnielarson58@gmail.com

Frances said...

Love all the details. Love the snow in the sky. That is happening outside my window as I write. It is sew pretty you want to move into one of the houses.
Thank you for the work you put into the hop.

Pierro said...

Rosemary B here: wowie, I love yours! I adore it! so cute and plaid and Christmassy. Love the snowmen, the lantern (wow) the swirly smoke and all of the extra lovely details like the moon!
marvelous!!
Thank you so much for sharing

Beth said...

Your pillow is beautiful! I love all the embellishments you have put on it. Thank you for sharing.

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

Very pretty pillow...love all the special touches...especially the snowmen!! TFS :o)

Pamela said...

Your pillow is awesome! Congratulations on a fabulous blog hop! Thank you for all you do!

Anne said...

Love your homespun holiday lane village!

JCnNC said...

Really love your little touches. Great pillow. Judy C

Emily C said...

I love your additions, esp. the kerchief'd snowmen.

hueisei said...

I love your pillow! :D
I am a follower too :D

Jill Finley said...

Well, if my comment from this morning does not show up, here is another one! Way to go on a wonderful pillow! I love it! Thanks for all you have done on the hop. I hear you have been sick? Hope you are feeling better!
Happy Quilting!
Jill

evelyn said...

Love this pillow. Your attention to detail is wonderful. Love the snowmen and the lamp-post.

Ariane said...

I love your pillow!! The details you added are just gorgeous!!! Thanks for sharing with us, and for organizing this wonderful hop!!!

Sewgirl said...

I am so enjoying all the creative ideas everyone has with their pillows. Such a fun blog hop. I think I really must make one. ...I already am a follower!

Janarama said...

Congratulations for being in the top three for the day! Well deserved. I'm a new follower.

Martha said...

I am already your follower and I love reading your blog. Great job on your pillow...I love it.

MoeWest said...

I love this pillow in wool! I love all of your details, especially the lamppost. I'm enjoying this blog hop and it's on my to-do list to make two pillows in January (1 for me and 1 gift).

Debi said...

Love your Lane and all of the embellishments and details. Thanks for sharing!

Corrie said...

Your runner is darling. This has been such a fun hop. Neat to see everyone's twists on the pattern. Thanks Pauline for making it happen!

Judy said...

I love the way you have taken Jill's pillow and made it your own. Thanks for sharing!

Wendy said...

Oh oh... a giveaway! Woohoo ...heeheehee ... of course I'm one of your biggest fans so I am a follower and I do so wish I had gotten in on this hop! Awesome job on you pillow lady! Thank you so much for everything you've done!!

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

Great job cheer leading us thru this,

Deb C said...

Love the pillow and all the detail. Looking forward to making one myself! Thank you for sharing!

barbara woods said...

love that pillow thanks

Katherine said...

Gorgeous pillow, Pauline! Love all those details that you added. It's a real beauty.

Many thanks for all you work you put into making this hop come together. You're a fantastic cheerleader!

Cherry said...

Wow, I love your fabric... and all the details... the number, the little wreath... Fabulous! Thanks for the great giveaway... love Crazyquiltgirl's shop.

Lyn said...

I just love your pillow.Thanks so much for being a huge part of this hop. I just found out I won the prize from Jill. Wow is all I can say.
Thanks again for this You did a wonderful job as the the cheerleader.

Helen said...

I am so glad we got to chat a few weeks ago. Thanks for including me in the Hop. I Love your Pillow,they are some beautiful colors. So as this hop comes to a end, I hope you are feeling better and enjoy your time with your company. Thanks for Cheering us on. Wishing you a Happy Holiday!

Karen O said...

I love your pillow and all the special embellishments!

GG said...

I wanted to let you know that I signed up via E mail!Glad I found this site.

Jodi - usairdoll said...

Beautiful pillow! To me it has a country feel and it's the perfect decoration for the holidays. I've worked alittle with wool and it is nice. It can get expensive too, hehe. Thank you for sharing your project with us. Great job!

Thank you and CrazyQuiltGirl for a generous giveaway and a chance to win. I'm heading over to see Cori now.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

What a great pillow!

Cecilia said...

Beautiful pillow! Thanks for sharing.

Sandy said...

Love this Pattern! I can't wait to make this Pillow! Thanks!

Sallie said...

Love the light post and snowmen! Love the entire pillow!! Thanks for sharing!

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