Monday, November 26, 2012

My Stop on the Holiday Lane Blog Hop



Hello readers and welcome to my stop on the Holiday Lane Blog Hop.

I'm excited to show you what I've done with the free Holiday Lane pattern created by Jill at Jillily Studios.  Thanks to Madame Samm at Sew We Quilt for sponsoring this blog hop and to Pauline at Quilt-N-Queen blog for being our cheerleader and organizer for this hop.

Jill's Holiday Lane pattern is so versatile, and since I love to decorate for Christmas I couldn't wait to sign up for this blog hop.  I really had fun with the pattern.  As soon as I saw it, I knew I wanted to make it into a table runner for my kitchen.   I had some Christmas prints that I wanted to use, so I made the rooftops and shutters from different fabrics than the houses.  I hand appliqued' the trees, windows, and all of the snow on the rooftops and embroidered the windowpanes.



I really wanted to decorate the houses, but this year I not only have a new grandson, but we have a new cat.  And, both of them like to put things in their mouths.  So I decided to save all of these goodies and maybe in another year I can use them.  



I also used two of the houses and made this pillow to cover a 14" pillow form.  This was my first venture into piping, and I really like the look.



The table runner can also be used as a bed runner along with the pillow to add a touch of Christmas to a bedroom.  



I could always add a hanging sleeve and my decorations and make my runner into a wall hanging.  


Thanks Jill for a fun project!

I hope you will hop on over to visit the others taking part in today's Holiday Lane Blog Hop.  

Monday November 26
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Thanks for stopping by for a visit today!!

82 comments:

Judy B said...

Love your table runner and pillow! Thank you for sharing.

Martina said...

Such a great idea! Love both versions! Might have to make a table runner myself! Cute!

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

Your runner is wonderful and I love the small pillow.

Nati said...

Very cute table runner and the matching pillow is so cute! thanks for sharing!

Nini said...

I love your table runner and pillow! Thank you for sharing, great job.
Greetings from Germany
Nicole

Janet O. said...

Very festive runner and pillow, LuAnn. Looks like you are loaded with embellishments when the time is right! : )

Kath said...

you always make such lovely things LuAnn, I love these holiday projects and your piping is just gorgeous.

Gill said...

I love your runner and your cushion!
Thanks!

thethimbleroom said...

Gorgeous projects! Love the embellishments you added. :) Fun binding too.

memmens said...

Wow - you have been busy, well done

charlotte said...

Beautiful Job!! I love the little pillow too. I also just tried piping for the first time and yes, it is fun and it really adds a lot to pillow!!

Janarama said...

The first thing that popped into my head when I saw your table runner was ... this Holiday Lane is in the ritzy part of town. Fabulous runner and pillow!

Beautiful choice of fabrics ... LOVE how colorful they are.

You certainly would have my vote for one of the top three for today.

Cindy Staub said...

I love your Holiday Lane, very festive. The stripe binding is wonderful. Thank you for sharing and happy quilting :)

Madame Samm said...

Oh my goodness LuAnn...I love your small pillow too...and your other...you were at the top of our lists today...absolutely stunning.

Britt-Inger said...

Your small pillow and your tablerunner they are sew lovely. Thanks for sharing

blauraute said...

The small pillow and the tablerunner are great, wonderful colors. Thank you for sharing.
Have a nice week and take care
Roswitha

Agnes B Bullock said...

This is simply gorgeous- my favorite- the piping is fabulous!

Rosa said...

Your holidays projects look just beautiful and the small pillow is adorable.Thanks for sharing!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Gorgeous!! I love the binding.

MooseStash Quilting said...

Just way to much fun to see! Love the bedrunner idea!

gpc said...

I love them both!

beaquilter said...

cute pillow and runner!

Kate said...

Both are quite lovely.

tink's mom said...

Wonderful job on both your table runner/wallhanging/pillow topper ;} and the pillow.

Sarah said...

I love your table runner and cushion! The black starry fabric background is perfect for a nighttime scene and the striped piping looks just like a candy cane! This pattern really appeals to me, but as an Aussie it's a very unrealistic Christmas scene. Ours is yellow, brown, dry and crunchy!

pinsandneedles said...

Great job! Your table runner and pillow are both wonderful! Love the piping!

Carla Bynum said...

Hi!!! It is so pretty!!! I love it on the bed with the small pillow!!! Wonderful details!!!

Maria said...

What gorgeous festive table runner and pillow LuAnn. Love then both.

sophie said...

The piping is PERFECT! I knew I wasn't the only one that saw "table runner" when they were working on the pattern. I love both your projects.

sew.darn.quilt said...

Fantastic work! Cute mini pillow!

Ellie Q said...

What cute pillows!

giddy99 said...

The piping IS especially awesome; good call!

LJ said...

OM, I love what you did. Your use of fabrics really made HL look Christmasy. Even though you didn't use all those decorations, the way you placed the fabrics was perfect. I noticed you added the small light-colored border which made the design pop. And, of course, the striped binding/piping is my favorite. Excellent!!

Abbigail said...

Congrats on the new grand baby and fur baby! Wise move on waiting for the dazzle on the pillow and table runner! The pillow piping is great! I love both of the items and how you can use them!
hulseybg at gmail dot com

Annette said...

runner and pillow turned out sew cute. I agree that the little extras are best left for another year. This pattern just lends itself to some play time, I am sure they most of us will do some more playing through out the winter. thanks for sharing .
in stitches

Helen said...

Hello Fellow Poster, Love your pillow. Just getting around to see what everyone has made.
I was able to browse around and look forward to more of your posts as I follow your blog. Thanks For Sharing!

JanesQuilting said...

I like the table runner, I like the stripped binding. That was a great touch to it. Your small pillow is also adorable. Thank you for sharing

Donna said...

I adore your table runner! The fabrics you chose are adorable and perfect.

Needled Mom said...

It turned out beautifully!!! I love all of the detail.

Linda said...

I love what you did with the pattern! It's wonderful that you were able to do something that fits your needs better. Great job!

Patty D from NC said...

very nice results! thanks for sharing.

Jeanne said...

Great table runner! No matter where or how you use it, the results will be stunning! Thanks for sharing.

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

The pillow is adorable and the table runner is terrific. Thanks for sharing.

Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quilts said...

very clever! Great job!

Mary said...

You did a wonderful job on your pillows. I love them. Love the embellishments.

Anna said...

learning to pipe is on my 2013 list! i love the look and your runner and pillow are adorable!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Your table runner is so bright and cute and so is the pillow! They look great on the bed too! Very festive.

PolkaDotClassic said...

Hi! LuAnn :)
Love your table runner and small pillow. Very nice fabric choices
and
Congratulations! on your new grandson
Thanks for sharing

Chris said...

Love your pillow and tablerunner.

BizyStitches said...

I love how you added a small pillow to go along with your table runner. A small pillow is something I might have the courage to try. Thanks for being part of this fun hop.

Quilt n Queen said...

Good morning Luann, I loved how you created a duo project to fit your needs. I love your festive fabrics, how the light from the windows make your Holiday Lane glow...and the striped piping is perfect. You have lots of goodies to add if you add a hanging sleeve and have it out of your grandson's reach. Great job!! Thanks for sharing your time and inspiration with us...Happy stitching, Pauline

Melinda said...

I love what you've done with this! The piping is wonderful!

Farm Quilter said...

Love your runner! Your fabric choices are fabulous together and really make the runner pop!!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful pairing with the pillow - sew clever and cute together!!! Makes me want to crawl in that holiday bed!!!

Mrs.Pickles said...

lovely work! very festive

Robin said...

Great job with your runner and pillow! They look great on the bed!

Gmama Jane said...

I will have to say, I would have chosen your design to be in the top 3 but then it's so hard to choose! Love everything you made. Well done little elf!
Blessings
Gmama Jane

Gmama Jane said...

BTW, I have become a new follower...I think we have common interests from reading your blog. Come visit me at Grandmama's Stories
Blessings
Gmama Jane

Carrie P. said...

really cute and I like the little pillow too.

Just Carol said...

A new grandson (I have one, too--lucky us!) and a new cat can really play havoc on Christmas decorations. Your pillows are beautiful!

StitchinByTheLake said...

What a great idea to make a smaller pillow - love that! blessings, marlene

evelyn said...

Hope special Christmas will be with a new grandson. Love your runner, and the pillow is awesome.

Cattinka said...

Dear Lynne,
I like the way you arranged your projects on the bed, and the piping looks really good on pillow and on the runner.
KATRIN W.

Sallie said...

Great ideas! Thanks for sharing!

TLC said...

Love them both! Thanks for sharing. A question: would it be possible for you to post a tutorial on how to do the picture collage? I love the way you change it for different times of the year too.

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

Hello LuAnn,
your tablerunner and cushion looks absoutely gorgeous, sweet detail, love the snowman ☺ And the piping looks great too!
Liebe Grüße
Bente

Pierro said...

Rosemary B here:
Oh my your pillow and table runner are just marvelous! I positively adore the cutie piping around the edges. just wow. Thank you for sharing your creativity

JCnNC said...

Your table runner and pillow are so wonderful - love the colors. Judy C

Frances said...

Love your runner idea, especially the neat piping. Your fabric choices are so cheerful.

Raewyn said...

Your runner is lovely LuAnn, and the cushion made from the same pattern is also lovely. You will have fun decorating them next year. Your photos from your retreat are great too - it sounds like you had a wonderful time there.

Sheila said...

A new baby and a new kitten for Christmas! Congratulations!
I love all your pretty little houses, LuAnn.

Thearica said...

One of my favorites today!!

Deb C said...

Very nice! Love the fabrics and how you accented the houses with different roofs. And the piping on the pillow is awesome!

Judy said...

Thanks for sharing both of your pillows. They are both awesome!

Vickie said...

So pretty! I'm using lots of buttons on mine too.

Denise :) said...

Fabulous, bright and cheerful prints you picked! I love it! And so smart to make a smaller pillow and the table runner! Your embellishments are precious! :)

Cyn said...

Love it. Way cute! I like the colors you chose - everything just *pops*. The twirled stripe as binding is icing on the cake... uh, quilt. ;)

Pamela said...

Fabulous! Both are just wonderful. Thanks for sharing!

SIMPLESEW said...

I like it square better.. sorry I am late commenting. catching up after TG..

MoeWest said...

Your table runner and cushion look very festive. I love the striped piping and binding!

Beth said...

Beautiful runner & pillow. I love the fabric. Thanks for sharing.

Martha said...

Love your projects. Thanks for sharing them with us.

Annemariesquilt said...

So beautiful.. I would loved to make this but I saw the challenge was closed ...

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