Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Holiday Lane

Today is the first day of the Holiday Lane blog hop. Thanks to Madame Samm for organising the hop and to Pauline for being our cheerleader. Thanks also to Jill Finley from Jillily Studio Designs for designing the pattern.

I found this pattern really fun to make and it went together really easily. I decided to use blue fabric for the sky rather than the suggested black. I also decided on a lighter colour for the pillow surround and backing fabric. I made the pillow as a pillow slip closing with buttons. This way I can change the pillow slip with the changing seasons and holidays and only have to store the slips. This is important as we have a limited amount of storage space.



The trees gave me the chance to do a little embroidery and embellishment using sequins and buttons.




I also machine embroidered 56 on the door (the number of our house) and a Christmas wreath. I love the pictures on the Christmas fabric  I used for this house.


The panel is quilted in the ditch around all the shapes. Wherever I put the pillow to photograph it Scamp kept following determined to be in the picture.



I really must take him to be clipped, the poor dog can't see where he is going. In the end I resorted to the floor to get the full picture.


Not a great angle or photo but you can see why I'm so pleased with the finished result. Roll on the Christmas season so I can put it in pride of place.

This has got me all excited for Christmas. Whilst visiting my favourite quilting shop in Bath I bought a panel to make Lucy an advent calendar.



I shall be starting work on this tomorrow which should leave me time to make one for my older daughter before the beginning of December. I expect I shall have to fill the pockets with sweets as well. I will then be using the Cherry Christmas jelly roll I won from Melissa at Happy Quilting to make a Christmas table runner. I also want to make some mini tote bags from Christmas fabric to put presents in.

You need to go and enjoy the rest of today's blog hop. Here are the other places to visit.





Have fun and enjoy the great work on view. I am also linking this post to Connie's Tuesday link party at Freemotion by the River. So once you have visited everyone on the blog hop pop over to Connie's for even more quilting eye candy. 

79 comments:

  1. I love your colours and the decorations on the trees! Adding your house number is a very personal and sweet touch. Your pillow is fabulous :)

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  2. Very pretty I like the blue sky too and the trees are cute with the sequins.

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  3. Love your pillow! The starry background fabric is perfect! Scamp is a great model. Thank you for sharing.

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  4. Oh it turend out so lovely and bright! Great work!

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  5. Great pillow and love your dog! thanks for sharing

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  6. Hello from a fellow Brit! Love your pillow - love the spotty material you have used and all the colours.

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  7. Your pillow is so bright and lovely. Thanks for sharing your lovely work

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  8. Lovely fabrics for the houses and I really like the sky fabric that you've used - they've turned into a lovely Christmas pillow.

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  9. Scamp is adorable.. and I love your pillow.. it looks like snow in the background.

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  10. Great pillow and a cute little dog. I love your fabrics.
    Greetings from Germany
    Nicole

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  11. Gorgeous - lovely buttons too!

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  12. Hi Lindsay..yes pride in ownership and design..it is lovely...your pillow reflects your love of dots and design brilliantly..

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  13. Your little doggie seems to have no problems seeing a great pillow. It's just too much fun!

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  14. Great pillow! I love the lighter colors! Good luck with all the Christmas projects!

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  15. Thanks for sharing! It was a fun pillow to make, wasn't it?

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  16. I love it! I like the colours that you used and your embellishments make it obvious that you had fun making it.

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  17. Your pillow is wonderful! I love your fabric choices, very nicely done! Happy holidays!

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  18. Your blue background is perfect for the colors you used. It turned out to be just beautiful!

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  19. Scamp is too cute! Love your pillow with all the details. Thank you for sharing!

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  20. Great use of fabrics! Love your "little"helper in your photos.

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  21. Great cushion!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  22. It's lovely! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  23. LOVE the blue sky fabric- what a difference ! This pillow is simply gorgeous!

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  24. I like the use of lighter fabric for the sky--I'll have to do that next time. Your fabric choices were lovely and all the embellishments really add to it. Sweet dog, too!

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  25. Fun pillow with christmas cheer written all over it. enjoyed the hop with you

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  26. Very cute. I like the detail that you added to it.

    The advent calendar is going to be wonderful.

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  27. You picked lovely fabric and made a super sweet pillow of Holiday Lane!
    What a great Advent Calendar panel.

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  28. Love all the detail! What a cute pillow... and what a cute Scamp!

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  29. I really like that you chose to make the sky out of blue fabric...it was a great choice! Thank you for sharing your version. Glad to see Scamp made it into a picture...he's so cute!

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  30. You pillow is cute, I like the fabric that you used, but Scant is just plain adorable! It looks like he is giving his approval on it too.

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  31. Cute pillow. I like the light background and the red and green houses.

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  32. I love your pillow! The background looks like snow is falling. Your additions of your house number, wreath, sequins and buttons are great!

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  33. Thanks for being in this fun blog hop. I have some Christmas buttons and now I have some ideas on how to use them

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  34. Rosemary B here:
    Wonderful pillow. I love the house number and wreath and all of the extras. Soooo nice colors
    thank you for sharing your inspiration

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  35. Very cute! I hadn't thought of a house number but I love that. :) blessings, marlene

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  36. Adding your house number was such a great idea! Nice job!

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  37. Well, Scamp is a real scamp when it comes to getting into the pics!! I loved your added details and enjoyed seeing the pillow done with lighter/more muted colors for the background. Thanks for sharing.

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  38. Cute pillow...nice choice of fabrics! Thanks for sharing!

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  39. I absolutely love this pillow! The little additions to it sure make it sparkle! beautiful!
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  40. isn't it fun to decide on the embellishments! kinda like building a really house! lol adorable

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  41. Beautiful pillow Lindsey and I believe Scamp can see good enough to know this would make a great doggy pillow :) Thanks so much for sharing and adding your house number was a great touch!

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  42. Beautiful pillow! (Super cute doggie too. :D)

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  43. LOVE your pillow! The embroidery is just perfect. Thanks for sharing.

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  44. Your pillow is sweet and I love the idea of putting your number on the door! Scamp is adorable and I am glad he wanted to get in on the action:) as furry helpers are a must around my house. Thanks for sharing!

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  45. Beautifully done Lyndsey. I love the fact you picked your background fabric to look like snow...sEw clever. Your fabrics are perfect for your festive pillow. I'm going to do the button back too. Luv your Holiday Lane Pillow...thanks for your commitment and sharing in the hop. Happy stitching, Pauline

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  46. Pretty Pillow, just the right size for the doggie to snuggle up to!

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  47. What a great idea for the slip and I love what you did!

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  48. animals and little kids they all like to "help", lol!!1 He is a cutie and so is your pillow... I love that you added some handstitching, always is my favorite part the little details.

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  49. lovely version of the pattern. thanks for sharing.

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  50. Wonderful pillow.Thanks for sharing.Happy sewing!!

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  51. Fabulous job! I love that your puppy couldn't wait to snuggle up with the new pillow!

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  52. Lyndsey-Your blog is so inspirational. I love the details of your embroidery-I must get back into doing more. The pictures of the birds are stunning and really like your Dresden Plate quilt. I have been doing some of those myself, but all different. Lastly Picasso's quilt is so cute. I also love novelty print fabrics as I have 3 kitties. From CA, USA, thanks for sharing

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  53. Such a pretty pillow. The color choices are so warm and cozy. Your dog has good taste.

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  54. Love your pillow, Lindsey but I really love the pup!

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  55. Wonderful pillow, loved all of the add on's.

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  56. Lovely pillow! Love the star buttons on top of your trees!

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  57. He really is a Scamp! Love your embellishments. Your sky fabric is perfect.

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  58. I love your pillow!! It is beautiful!!!

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  59. Very fun take on the holiday lane design. Lovely fabric choices!

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  60. Sweet pillow! Love the choice of fasbrics and all the details. I love the border fabric. Really makes the pillow design stand out. Thanks for sharing.

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  61. Definitely think you went the right way with the button closure and I love the star buttons on your trees!

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  62. I love the detail on your pillow. Thanks for sharing.

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  63. So cute...love your pillow. I'll see you on November 26th...that's my day. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  64. gorgeous pillow, cute dog ☺ Thanks for sharing!
    Liebe Grüße
    Bente in Germany

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  65. Great idea to decorate the tree and add the wreath and number to your door!

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  66. Awesome pillow, thanks for sharing!

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  67. I love your little touches ... like the tree embellishments and the wreath -- such fun! Great job! :)

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  68. Lovely cushion, the sequins are a great addition. I've been making those panel advent calendars today - not the same design but the same idea

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  69. I love your trees, and how clever to use your address!

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  70. Very nice pillow and Love Scamp too!

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  71. Hi!!! It is very pretty!!! The advent calendar fabric is also very pretty!!!

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