Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Santa Arrives On Holiday Lane


Welcome to Day 7 of the Holiday Lane Blog Hop!! 

I would like to Thank Pauline at: http://quiltnqueen.blogspot.ca/  who is our hostess for this hop.
A big Thank You to Madame Samm at: http://www.sewwequilt.com/ who is the cheerleader for this blog hop.
And finally, Thank You  to the designer of Holiday Lane pillow, Jill of: http://jillilystudio.blogspot.com/ . We would not be doing this blog hop if it wasn't for the hard work and creativity of these three women!! :^)



Santa Arrives On Holiday Lane
This is my version of the Holiday Lane pillow. You can see that Santa is just arriving in the upper left corner with Rudolf pulling the sleigh!!

A little closer view of Rudolf
Feathery smoke from the chimneys!!
All happy and stuffed with the pillow form from below!!

I made a separate pillow form so that I could easily clean my Holiday Lane pillow cover in case it became soiled. The back of Holiday Lane was made in two pieces so I could easily slip the pillow in and out as needed.

 I also started a second pillow cover that will be used when Holiday Lane is stored until next Christmas!! "On Holiday" will live in our grand children's bedroom here at our home. I am planning on painting the room the light lime green, it is going to be fabulous!!

 So, meet Holiday Lane goes "On Holiday"!!! :^) I still have quite a bit of work to do on the vacationing Holiday Lane, but it is going to be fun!! I will be doing the same trees and windows, all with a modern, vacation theme!! FUN FUN FUN!!! More later!!

Oh,  I cannot forget my giveaway!! Since this is my very first bloghop, I would like to say, with heartfelt thanks,  how thankful I am to you, my visitors.

6 fat quarters and a very cute little quilt pattern called Heartfelt by Cindi Edgerton.

To win this little collection, just leave me a comment, become a follower if you want, you don't have to, no pressure here, and make sure that I can get a hold of you in case you win. With no reply bloggers, I may have no way to reach you!!!

I will announce the winner on Wednesday, December 5th. That will give everyone a week to take a peek and leave a comment!!


Now that you've seen what I made, check out the other Holiday Lane Blog-Hoppers and see what creations they've come up with!!! Leave them a sweet comment, and most importantly, Have Fun :^)

Wednesday November 28
Mary Jo - that other blog
 Take Care everyone, Happy Quilting, and keep those needles sharp!! Martha

86 comments:

  1. What a beautiful pillow! Love Rudolph and the quilted smoke from the chimneys. Thsnks for sharing, Great job!

    Thank you for a great giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  2. Beautiful pillow and I am really loving the second one you are making. Thank you for sharing and for the giveaway!

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  3. Wow that is lovely, I love the smoke and the reindeer and the vacation pillow is a fab idea - well done

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  4. Sew cute!! Love your chimney smoke. I wondered if anyone would make another pillow in non-Christmas fabrics...and now you have. Love those colors too!!

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  5. Love Rudolph and the candles in the windows!!

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  6. Wow,it`s just fabulous and the chimney quilting is fantastic.Gret job !

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  7. Great pillow - love the "smoke" from the chimney. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  8. Pretty amazing smoke! Love the whole village! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  9. very nicely done and your smoke feathers are cool. The new one you are making is going to be quite a lot of fun!

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  10. You stole my heart with that feathered smoke!! In to my inspiration files your pillow goes!

    Your grandchildren will be excited for their pillow when it is finished!

    Thank you for the giveaway!

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  11. Your pillow is stunning and the smoke feathers are cute. I love it all. Thanks for sharing

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  12. I love your Christmas pillow. Your feathered smoke made the pillow "pop". The hop sounds interesting. I need to work on one Christmas projects this year. Thanks for sharing and have a great rest of the week. More later.

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  13. Perhaps some Palm trees in your second pillow instead of Pine trees?? Lovely idea!!

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  14. The more I see of these pillows, the more I'm thinking of making one! Love your Rudolph and the billowing feather smoke. Cheers!

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  15. You did a wonderful job on your pillow!! I am a new follower; thank you

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  16. You did a wonderful job, would of been one of my top 3

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  17. Love the colors in your top one. That shade of green is one of my very favorites. What fun making one in your modern fabrics. Your going to be on your way to an entire city! :-)

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  18. I can't wait to see how your vacation village comes along! Love all of the little details and your gorgeous feathers!

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  19. Beautiful job on the pillow. The feather design coming out of the chimmey's are so cute. I just started machine quilting and hope to be able to do that soon. Thanks for having a give away.

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  20. I love your color choices for your pillow and your smoke it great. The giveaway fabric would also be good for the holiday pillow too, it's so cute. Thanks. Vivian

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  21. How pretty!!! I love your feathery snow and the addition of the reindeer!
    (I'm a new follower.)

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  22. Brilliant! I should have thought to make a pillow form! I love your smoke and 'santa' additions. I am also planning to make a non-winter pillow, so I can't wait to see yours so I can 'steal' your creativity, lol!

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  23. Hi Rudolph! So cute. Can't wait to see your finished vacation pillow too.

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  24. I love the feathered snow! How cute! Your pillow is great! I also checked out your wonderful quilts shown before this and I love that rose! It looks fresh picked! I'm a new follower!
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  25. Feathery smoke- GENIUS! Love the reindeer too! Absoutley perfect pillow!

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  26. I think your reindeer is soooo cute, perfect. But the feathered smoke is just beautiful. You did a really great job!

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  27. Oh, my, your original pillow is gorgeous - lovely stitching and bringing it to life with the details, but I can't wait to see your "On Holiday" all finished - wow, love the colors!

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  28. I love your feathery smoke and the candles in the windows...just perfect! blessings, marlene

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  29. Welcome to the fun life of blog hopping...so glad you joined in. That pillow is just beautiful with the reindeer and the smoky stitching coming out of the chimney. I really love your pillow! What a great idea to have a vacation pillow, too. :O)

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  30. Fabulous cushion - I love the smoke coming from the chimneys!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  31. Love the feather stitching...lovely pillow. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  32. Gorgeous pillow - Rudolf is such a nice touch! Well done!

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  33. Hi Martha-What a great idea! You could have a holiday lane for each season. Your winter and vacation ones are fantastic. Love your pictures of Oregon. Oh, it's just starting to rain here in the SFBay area. Thanks for sharing.

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  34. Lovely pillow!! Great choice of fabrics!

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  35. fun pillow love rudoplph and the feather smoke, and a fun pastel one

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  36. Love the chimmeny quilting and glad that I could find a new blogger to follow

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  37. I love the quilting from the chimney as well....just fantastic!!

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  38. Your quilting has become the talk of the street! Your pillow is lovely and your vacation pillow is going to be equally wonderful:)
    Thank you for the chance

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  39. Oh I love your pillow and the second one is lovely too - I like the colours.

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  40. your quilting is spectacular!!! and clever of you to make a second pillow for the rest of the year! hope you post a photo of the room when it is all done!

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  41. I love your idea of a second pillow cover I may have to do the same thing I loved making my first one.

    Robin in Washington State
    assweetaspeaches hotmail

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  42. Oh and I forgot to say, love Maddie, the the flamingos...they made me laugh...and am a retired nurse! lets meet for coffee when you are on this side of the mountain! Go Ducks!

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  43. I like your pillow, especially the feathery smoke quilting. I am already a follower. Thanks for sharing and the giveaway chance.

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  44. It looks beautiful. I love the reindeer and the quilted smoke. I think a second cover is a fabulous idea and it will be so cute in the children's room.

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  45. Both pillow covers are cute. I'm glad you were in this hop. Thanks.

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  46. You did a wonderful job on your ;illow. Love too that you are working on another one. It was a fun pattern.

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  47. Hi!!! IT is very pretty!!! Love the reindeer and the feathery smoke!!!! Your vacation houses are looking like a lot of fun!!!! I will be back to see them!!!!

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  48. Awesome pillows.Your added feather smoke is a great idea. Thanks for sharing

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  49. I LOVE that you put Rudolph in your pillow! The one for the boys' room looks awesome and I think it's great that you wanna use lime green! Thanks for sharing :)

    Fawn

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  50. Lovely, looks so pretty and the snow is great...
    Happy Christmas!

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  51. Great job on the pillow. Love the quilted feathers for smoke. How do you do all you do? You're amazing.

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  52. I like your idea of making a second cover for another season. Villages have 4 seasons, don't they? There are so many possibilities.

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  53. I like both of your pillows. I like the Rudolph on your Christmas one and the second one makes it a pillow to use all year round. This leads to a spring one and also Easter bunnies hopping across another, then there is Fall & Halloween...oopps I better stop before I find myself making Cupids flying in for Valentines Day.

    Marj in Mexico
    thelady(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  54. great idea with the seperate form, thanks for the chance to win

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  55. Your pillow is lovely with the candles in the windows and the feathery smoke billowing from the chimneys! I really like the idea of the vacation holiday pillow. Thanks for sharing!

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  56. What a classy pillow. Love the reindeer and quilted chimney smoke. Must be flying to a warmer climate for his summer lane home.

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  57. Rosemary B here:
    I really like the holiday pillow, love the fabrics!
    I think your year round land pillow will be marvelous too.
    Thank you so much for sharing your massive creativity

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  58. Martha...love your fabric choices, especially the burgundy red. Your pillow would look great with my Christmas decor. Beautiful quilting and embellishments...the candles in the window are perfect. Great job. Thank you for sharing your time and inspiration with us. Can't wait to see the 'everyday' pillow in it's place on the bed, it will be fabulous indeed. Happy stitching, Pauline

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  59. Gorgeous pillow. Thanks for sharing.
    bonnielarson58@gmail.com

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  60. Martha! That pillow rocks! What a great job - I hope you bring that to guild. The kidlets are lucky too - that vactioning pillow will look great :o)

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  61. Your pillow is so nicely done, especially the quilting. The *smoke* is very nice! Like your color choices as well and what a great idea to do another pillow for year round use.
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane

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  62. Very cute pillow. I love the smoke! Thanks for sharing.

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  63. What an adorable pillow and I love that Rudolf's still leading the pack/herd!! I can see that you truly enjoyed making the pillow because who would start another if they didn't? Cute idea "On Holiday" pillow!

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  64. Love your pillow and your idea of creating a seasonal pillow. Fabulous idea!

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  65. This is really pretty terrific and that "quilted smoke" is outstanding. Thank you for sharing. Judy C

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  66. I love the addition of rudolph along with the awesome smoke.

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  67. Love the satin-stitched windows and Rudolf flying high over the rooftops!

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  68. Wonderful! I love the second pillow you are making. Sounds like it will be a very fun room for your grands! Thanks for sharing.
    Jill

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  69. I just love your pillow!! It's stunning!!

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  70. I love your fabric choices for your pillow. What did you make your pillow form with? I keep thinking that it's an odd shaped pillow, and was wondering what everybody did to fill them? I like the start of your new village on holiday too. Such a versatile pattern!

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  71. I love your pillow! The quilting for the smoke coming out the chimneys and Rudolf is so cute. I am now a follower.

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  72. I love your feathered smoke and the sweet little houses. Thanks for sharing!

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  73. Beautiful pillow. I love the smoke coming out of the chimneys. Great start on your vacation home. Love the colors.

    I'm a new follower.

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  74. I love what you have done with your pattern..great quilting..

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  75. Love, love your pillow, everyone is doing such a great job and it's so much fun to see all of them.

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  76. Love Rudolph! You did an awesome job. The smoke detail is very nice also. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  77. Great idea to make covers that you can switch out for different seasons!

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  78. Wow, great ideas for your pillow as I love Rudolph and the feather smoke is beautiful. I'm in love with the start of your holiday lane and think that is a wonderful idea. Thanks for sharing.

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  79. Your Holiday Lane pillow looks wonderful! I like the candles in the windows and Rudolph. The colours in your 2nd cover are nice too.

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  80. You did a great job on the pillow. I hope to do one after Christmas. Thanks, Nancy P.

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  81. I absolutely love your pillow and I can't wait to see the other one. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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  82. Love your pillow and the feathered smoke is great. What a wonderful idea.

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  83. Lovely Holiday pillow, and very clever On Holiday idea. swalker287 at aol dot com.

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