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November 29th, 2012 at 11:52 pm

Holiday Lane Blog Hop

So today is my day on the Holiday Lane Blog Hop – and I’m first on the list.

Just a little bit of pressure!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

First I want to thank Jill Finley of Jillilly Studios  for this creative pillow pattern to share called Holiday Lane, Madam Samm at Sew We Quilt, Blog Hop Events Queen, for falling in love with it and declaring it a HOP, and of course, Pauline Francis for being our cheerleader – PC problems and all.

I am new to the blogging, hopping and quilting. I have joined these hops to expand and challenge my skill set. I should say develop my skill set. I have learned so much from these hops and the other BOM’s that I have joined, it’s amazing the difference in my skills in this past year or so.   On this Hop, I was able to use some of the stitches on my sewing machine that I have never used. I have use 2 stitches – straight and zig-zag. So looking at this design, I decided to try some of the other 48 on the machine.  I had so much fun doing it. I let loose a little bit. I also thru in a little mixed media into this project.

Here are some close-ups of some of my favorite parts of my Holiday Lane:

For the smoke I used fabric paint and the decorations on the trees I used a fabric paint with glitter – it ads a bit of sparkle.  On the roof tops, I used a curved decorative stitch, on some of them – the ones with a heavier snow load, I used a second decorative stitch, to give a bit more depth.

Whew – I got this done & posted with 10 minutes to spare.
Thanks for stopping by, please feel free to leave me a comment.

Have fun as you travel down our Holiday Lane blog hop today:

 

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  • carla bynum
    12:23 am on November 30th, 2012 1

    Hi!!! I love it!!! It is very pretty and festive!!!!

  • Sunshine Girl
    12:38 am on November 30th, 2012 2

    Oooh its so lovely – I love the background fabric you have used and all the different stitches. Thanks for sharing.

  • SharonG
    1:15 am on November 30th, 2012 3

    Very festive…your colors are wonderful and believe me I know what it is like down to the last minute……..

  • Martina
    1:25 am on November 30th, 2012 4

    Oh it is so lovely with the tall housses and all those lovely additions! Great!

  • Nati
    1:32 am on November 30th, 2012 5

    Cute pillow and great colours, thanks for sharing.

  • Theresa
    1:32 am on November 30th, 2012 6

    Fantastic pillow, I love the fabric that you’ve used for the sky.

  • Catherine
    1:33 am on November 30th, 2012 7

    It`s beautiful! I just love your pillow!

  • Britt-Inger Jönsson
    2:06 am on November 30th, 2012 8

    I love it. It is so festive and happy. Thanks for sharing

  • Gill
    2:38 am on November 30th, 2012 9

    Your houses look great – I love all the windows!
    Is it going to end up as a cushion? or a runner?
    Thanks for sharing!

  • charlotte
    3:58 am on November 30th, 2012 10

    Nothing like a deadline! Love how it turned out.

  • Marita
    4:34 am on November 30th, 2012 11

    Wonderful!

  • rosa
    5:34 am on November 30th, 2012 12

    It`s just beautiful.Love all you extras and fabrics choice.Thanks for sharing.

  • marla
    5:41 am on November 30th, 2012 13

    It looks like a city. Very nice job. You should be very pleased with it.

  • Kate
    6:06 am on November 30th, 2012 14

    Love that background fabric and your embellishments are terrific. Well done.

  • Patty D
    6:08 am on November 30th, 2012 15

    You did a lovely job! It is beautiful.

  • Thearica Burroughs
    6:17 am on November 30th, 2012 16

    Love your Holiday Lane! You did an awesome job of embellishing!

  • Krislovesfabric
    6:28 am on November 30th, 2012 17

    Beautiful, love your neighborhood!

  • Lauren aka Giddy99
    6:37 am on November 30th, 2012 18

    Love that starry night fabric, especially! Gorgeous choice!

  • marjorie
    6:56 am on November 30th, 2012 19

    fantastic pillow!!!

  • Miss Thimble
    7:07 am on November 30th, 2012 20

    So pretty and festive!

  • gail
    7:09 am on November 30th, 2012 21

    Very nice! I love your smoke!

  • Marlene
    7:13 am on November 30th, 2012 22

    Using different stitches – brilliant! I love the smoke, not sure how you did that but it looks like smoke. 🙂 blessings, marlene

  • joan
    7:17 am on November 30th, 2012 23

    What a beautiful choice of color. Reminds me of the Nativity!

  • dawn
    7:28 am on November 30th, 2012 24

    Cute pillow and love the additions especially the smoke curling from the chimneys! Thanks for sharing.

  • Jane
    8:06 am on November 30th, 2012 25

    I love it! All the fun windows and great fabric choices.

  • Carol
    8:10 am on November 30th, 2012 26

    Joining the blog hops has helped me step out of my comfort zone to try new things. I love that it has done that for you, too. Adding some fabric paint and different stitches really made your pillow a sweet treat…I love it!

  • Carolyn
    8:11 am on November 30th, 2012 27

    Whew, what a finish!! It’s wonderful !! 🙂

  • Jane
    8:18 am on November 30th, 2012 28

    Your pillow is so Christmas y, I just adore the fabrics that you used.

  • Melinda
    8:28 am on November 30th, 2012 29

    I love that backing fabric and how your buildings look like sky scrapers! It’s very pretty!

  • Woolie
    8:28 am on November 30th, 2012 30

    love your pillow and how the fabric choice for the flange really frames the Holiday Lane!

  • Mary W
    8:34 am on November 30th, 2012 31

    Great pillow. It looks like you had fun with the pattern too.

  • Brenda Hulsey
    8:38 am on November 30th, 2012 32

    I love it that you are trying new things on these blogs! It is a great way to learn and try new things. I like the painted smoke from the chimney! The whole pillow is great!
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

  • Cheryl
    8:46 am on November 30th, 2012 33

    Oooo, it is lovely. I’m glad you had the opportunity to finish in spite of the obstacles. I hope your dog is better too.

  • Sandy D
    8:49 am on November 30th, 2012 34

    Nice pillow and great choice of fabrics.

  • Agnes B. Bullock
    9:02 am on November 30th, 2012 35

    Wonderful! Just love this!

  • Linda Winters
    9:16 am on November 30th, 2012 36

    Oh, my! It’s just beautiful!!! I love all your little details. They really make your pillow special!

  • Kathy Gentry
    9:16 am on November 30th, 2012 37

    Very cute pillow. I’m so glad you had time to finish it and share. Here’s hoping Vizsla is feeling better soon!

  • Mary
    9:25 am on November 30th, 2012 38

    It looks just darling. I love the colors.

  • Scrapbook-ChickADoodle
    9:32 am on November 30th, 2012 39

    Wow! super cute. Love the idea of fabric paint! Thanks for sharing.

  • Sandy D
    9:36 am on November 30th, 2012 40

    Great job on your pillow Thanks for sharing it with us.

  • usairdoll
    9:41 am on November 30th, 2012 41

    Your pillow is awesome! Love the background blue fabric. Thanks for sharing with us and being part of the hop. Great job!”

  • Judy C in Nc
    9:44 am on November 30th, 2012 42

    Very, very Christmasy and festive. Thanks for sharing. Judy C

  • Beth
    9:48 am on November 30th, 2012 43

    Great job! Beautiful work with the stitching. Thanks for sharing.

  • Rosemary B
    10:51 am on November 30th, 2012 44

    Oh your pillow is marvelous — or table runner or banner. I just adore it.
    Love the colors and wow you did a great rush job — I can’t imagine what you might have turned out if you had had plenty of time.
    I love the colors — oh I already said that. I just really like all of the special stitching details too.
    Well done thank you for sharing

  • Judy B
    11:09 am on November 30th, 2012 45

    Very well done! Amazing what stitches we find lurking on our sewing machines. All the best wishes for a speedy recovery of your Vizsla. Toby, by Vizsla sends big sloppy kisses.

  • jeniK
    11:28 am on November 30th, 2012 46

    Magy is very stingy with kisses. She leaves that to our other dog, tootsie,. Thanks!

  • MoeWest
    12:47 pm on November 30th, 2012 47

    Very nice! The painted smoke looks very realistic, great idea!

  • Gmama Jane
    2:25 pm on November 30th, 2012 48

    I think lots of us went down to the wire but then I often work best under a deadline. Like your color choices and extra touches

  • Cherry
    3:28 pm on November 30th, 2012 49

    Just wonderful! Thanks for sharing Ü

  • shirley tener
    4:09 pm on November 30th, 2012 50

    Great job! Beautiful work with the stitching. Thanks for sharing.

  • mdm samm
    5:18 pm on November 30th, 2012 51

    absolutely love the detail and your smoke…wow….now that I should have done lol

  • Debbie
    6:25 pm on November 30th, 2012 52

    I love it ! This so cute, you really did a nice job.

  • LJ
    8:18 pm on November 30th, 2012 53

    The Holiday Lane pillows I’ve see have really made me envious; I want one. Guess I’ll have to get busy!! 🙂 Love your houses and all the embellishments. It’s great to use some of the wonderful stitches most of our machines do nowadays. Thanks.

  • Carrie P.
    9:07 pm on November 30th, 2012 54

    love it. great job!

  • Helen E.
    9:14 pm on November 30th, 2012 55

    What a fantastic pillow. Loved all the embellishment. Thanks For Sharing!

  • Jenelle Boxberger
    12:14 am on December 1st, 2012 56

    Very creative. This has been a fun hop, thanks for being part of it.

  • Pauline
    5:35 am on December 1st, 2012 57

    A beautiful detailed pillow, thanks for showing.

  • Martha Raiford
    5:38 am on December 1st, 2012 58

    Love it! Thank you for sharing with us.

  • Nancy of IN
    9:39 am on December 1st, 2012 59

    Great job. I did a banner for church like it several years ago.

  • Valerie
    5:02 pm on December 1st, 2012 60

    Absolutely gorgeous!!! I haven’t got to sew in a while due to selling my house, but hopefully we will be moving in our new house soon and I can get back to it!!!


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