Monday, November 26, 2012

Holiday Lane Blog Hop

Today is my turn to share with you my Holiday Lane pillow. I had so much fun making it. A big thanks to Pauline and Madame Samm for putting this together and Jill of Jillily Studio for the beautiful pattern.





Hubby gave me these beautiful fabrics a couple of years ago. I was saving it for a project I had in mind but this pillow was as good a project as any to use these fabrics for. I pretty much followed the pattern instructions except for the window on the first house. I pieced all three pieces together and I added a round window on the last house.

Here's my pillow stuffed on the couch. 

This is the pillow before I stuffed it.

A close-up of the pillow


Make sure to hop on over to see all the ladies on the schedule today to see their Holiday Lane pillows. 

Tuesday November 27

Later in the day Madame Samm will choose the top 3 so make sure to stop on by.



55 comments:

Denise :) said...

Kim, I love the black plaid you used for the background -- your take on the pillow is quite darling! :)

Judy B said...

Love your pillow and the plaid background! Thank you for sharing.

evelyn said...

Hubby has great taste in fabric! Good job!

Laura said...

I love your pillow.

Sunshine Girl said...

Its lovely - I like the way you have used a plaid for the background, it looks very effective.

Nati said...

Very cute! quite like the effect the checked fabric gives to the background. Thanks for sharing!

Theresa said...

Wonderful pillow - I love that plaid for the sky.

Britt-Inger said...

Your pillow is sew wonderful. I love the plaid fabric for the sky.
Thanks for sharing

charlotte said...

Very cute. Love the fabrics.

Thearica said...

Plaid just makes everything pop! Love your pillow!

gpc said...

I am amazed at how different the pillow all look! Great job!

Fischtown Lady said...

It´s wonderful
Greetings from Germany, Marita

Cindy Staub said...

Your pillow is so festive, I love the plaid background. Happy quilting!

Madame Samm said...

HI Kim..it looked like your pillow was on a blanket of snow..very lovely ...your plaids are great choices..

Rosa said...

It`s very cute.Thanks for sharing!

Sandy D said...

Great pillow your plaid fabric was another awesome idea.I cannot imagine my DH picking out fabric yours did a great job

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

wonderful fabrics

Kate said...

Unusual choice of fabric for the sky but it looks terrific - well done!

Patty D from NC said...

looks great - thanks for sharing!

Mama Spark said...

Very clever! Love it.

pinsandneedles said...

Great idea using plaid for the background! Cute pillow!

JCnNC said...

Guess my question is - if DH picks out the fabric, does he get the pillow? Happens that way in my house. Love your pillow. Judy C

Linda said...

The plaid is surprisingly wonderful for the night sky! I love it when something unexpected works so well!

sew.darn.quilt said...

Your fabric choice is wonderful, the plaid background is perfect :)

Carrie P. said...

Well done. the plaid sky is neat.

Nini said...

Wonderful pillow!
Greetings from Germany
Nicole

JCnNC said...

The black plaid really adds a lot to this. Thank you for sharing. Judy C

JanesQuilting said...

Such pretty dotted fabric for the houses and with a plaid background, I think it is very pretty. Thank you for sharing with us all.

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Very nice choice of fabrics. Love the details. Thanks for sharing.

Just Carol said...

The black and red plaid is a great idea for the background. Very cute little pillow!

giddy99 said...

What a lovely pillow! Lovely fabric choices, too.

Abbigail said...

Hubby gave you some wonderful fabrics! Fun looking pillow! Great job!
hulseybg at gmail dot com

Melinda said...

I love the stitching around the trees! Really makes them stand out! And, of course, the plaid background!

Anna said...

love the plaid sky...way to go thinking outside the color box! lol

Agnes B Bullock said...

Love the plaid- My husband helped pick out my fabrics too! Don't know what I would do without him!

Needled Mom said...

The plaid background is so cute. Nice job.

Kathy said...

The plaid makes a great background. Love your pillow!

Sallie said...

What a fun background! Great job!

BizyStitches said...

Your husband has good taste in fabric. I'm having a fun time with his hop. Love how everyone adds their own touch to each pillow.

Mary said...

Your pillow is darling. Love it.

SIMPLESEW said...

lovely

Quilt n Queen said...

Hi Kim, who would have thought a plaid would make the perfect sky. Yours did, love the round window and the red fabric for the flange makes the pillow pop. What a great choice of fabrics...DH did awesome!! Thanks for sharing your time and inspiration with us today. Happy stitching, Pauline

silvia said...

Pretty pillow!

tink's mom said...

Lovely job, great fabric choices by your hubby. Thanks for sharing.

Carla Bynum said...

Hi!!! Very pretty pillow!!! Love the fabric too!!!!

Ellie Q said...

What a great idea to use plaid! And I"m so impressed that your husband has purchased fabric for you. Mine just keeps asking me not to bring any more home! :)

Chris said...

nice plaid background.....pretty pillow!

StitchinByTheLake said...

I would never have thought of plaid for the background and it's perfect! Love this! blessings, marlene

Pierro said...

Rosemary B here:
very nice. It looks very Christmassy
Love the plaid!!
thank you for sharing

Annette said...

thanks for sharing, there are sew many different combinations of fabrics ... and they all work sew nice

in stitches

Gmama Jane said...

the plaid adds a homey touch
Blessings
Gmama Jane

LJ said...

I love this pattern. Looks like you reduced the size of the pillow which others have done. It's a monster of a pillow!

MoeWest said...

I never would have thought of plaid for the background but it looks wonderful! How great that you have a hubby who buys fabric.

Beth said...

Cute pillow. Thanks for sharing.

Martha said...

Great colors, loved your project. Thank you for sharing.