Friday, November 23, 2012

Holiday Lane Blog Hop

It is time for the Holiday Lane Blog Hop and I am so excited to be participating.  I had this brilliant idea to use wool instead of cotton fabric which I am glad I did, but it has been a little more difficult to work with than I thought it would be.


Once I found all the wool I wanted to use I realized there was no way I was going to be able to piece these houses and that I was going to have to applique them down.  Ten minutes into the hand applique I discovered I was going to need to use the machine as it would take forever to finish this.


I soon got carried away with the embellishments and added a snowman as I love snow and what would the holidays be without one?  And then there are the Christmas lights.  :) 


I still need to quilt mine and make it into a pillow, but I have really enjoyed this pattern from Jillily Studio. 



Here is a list of others participating in the Holiday Lane Blog Hop.  



Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stitching!!  --Kristen

65 comments:

Sunshine Girl said...

Ooooh its lovely - well done on using wool too it can be very fiddly cant it! but it looks very effective. Thanks for sharing.

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

So pretty...love your Christmas 'lights'...thanks for sharing :o)

Nati said...

Cute additions to the pattern, thanks for sharing!

Theresa said...

I like your colourful wools Kristen, it's going to be a lovely pillow.

Martina said...

Looks great in wool and lovely details!

charlotte said...

Love the little lights!!

Rosa said...

Adorable with wool and that nice details.Thanks for sharing!

MooseStash Quilting said...

Wow, nothing is better than wool. Great pillow with fabulous embellishments! What a winner!

Madame Samm said...

Good for you Kristen..for showing what you have done so far...it will look great I am sure...love the wool choices

Linda said...

How pretty, Kristen! I love the addition of Christmas lights!

thethimbleroom said...

You did a great job! Adding the little lights was a stroke of genius. :)

beaquilter said...

looks cute so far! love the details too

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

It is just too cute...love it

Celtic Thistle said...

You are brave, I love your Christmas lights! It will be stunning.

tink's mom said...

Great idea doing it in wool. Your details are terrific, lights who would have thought.

Kate said...

I love it! So different in the wool and those lights are perfect. Well done.

Patty D from NC said...

Wool was a great choice for this pillow. Wonderful job!

Judy said...

Love your pillow! Wool and embellishments rock!!!

JanesQuilting said...

Your pillow is so cute, I just love the embellishments you added. Your snowman is adorable.

Abbigail said...

Oh the little lights and snoman are just what this needed! Love your pillow!
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Chris said...

Love the lights outling the roof....lol.

Just Carol said...

Your use of wool makes for a lovely pillow...very nice! I can't wait to see how it looks when it's finished. I'm sure it will be amazing!

sew.darn.quilt said...

Making your pillow from wool is a great idea, extra cozy ;)
The lights are really cute.

Ariane said...

Its going to be really cute once its done!! Can't wait to see it!!

Beth said...

What a cozy pillow! I love your embellishments. Thanks for sharing.

Ellie Q said...

I love it with the wool! I thought about doing that but didn't, because I wanted to avoid the applique. Yours is beautiful!

pinsandneedles said...

Cute snowman addition to your holiday lane pillow! Thanks for sharing!

Mary said...

Love the idea of using the wool for the whole pillow. Great job. Thank you for sharing.

Needled Mom said...

Soooo cute. I love the little lights.

Denise :) said...

Oh! I love your little lights -- and the snowman! Very, very cute! :)

Judy B said...

Oh yes, wool is perfect for this pillow! Love the little lights. Thank you for sharing.

Quilt n Queen said...

Good morning Kristen, thanks for showing your project,even at this stage I vision a beautiful pillow you will enjoy for many holiday seasons. The little lights are sEw cute and the snowman, just darling. Thank you for your commitment and for sharing your time and inspiration by participating in this Holiday blog hop. Happy stitching, Pauline

Sallie said...

Very cute! Thanks for participating and sharing in the hop!

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

So cute! Love the lights.

Anna said...

A kinder soul! I made mine out of wool also! Fun huh!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Very cute - and I love the lights! blessings, marlene

Judy said...

Wool and embellishments, such fun!! And I love your daily blocks. Thanks for sharing

LJ said...

I've never worked with wool but your pillow makes me think I need to. Lovely use of colors and think the lights are totally cool.

Frances said...

Love your little houses stitched from wool and especially the cute snowman.

JCnNC said...

Really cute embellishments so far. Very nice. Judy C

Melinda said...

Love those gorgeous wools!

BizyStitches said...

i think you wool idea looks great. Thanks for sharing.

Gmama Jane said...

The Christmas lights are a nice touch to your wool pillow. I've not worked with wool.
Blessings
Gmama Jane

Carrie P. said...

using wool is a great idea. thanks for sharing.

SIMPLESEW said...

I love it in wool.. pretty

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Love the colors of the wool. I used lights too...see mine next week. Thanks for sharing.

Kathy said...

I love the lights and the adorable snowman. Great job!

MoeWest said...

It looks great in a wool version! Cute snowman.

Robin said...

Such a cute pillow. Love the wool!

Cindy Staub said...

The added lights are adorable! Thank you for sharing your wonderful pillow! Happy quilting...

Martha said...

I am so amazed...it is precious! When do you have time! Good job, see you on the 26th.

Wendy said...

how lovely! I love those christmas lights!

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

-wow is looks great! Beautiful fabric choise and the christmas lights are a fantastic!

evelyn said...

Christmas lights and a snowman, what better too see on a Christmas "block" or street. Looks like you are going to have a beauty when you are done.

Pierro said...

Rosemary B here:
Just lovely, love the use of wool for the houses, marvelous. And yes, embellishing is always a good thing. Cutie lights!
Thank you for sharing your creativity

Sandy D said...

Good idea to embellish your pillow.Good job

Jamie P said...

Look at all the comments on this one!! Beautiful work--as always!!

gpc said...

I love your Christmas lights!

Helen said...

What a Fun Pillow!

Charlie and Wendy said...

Gorgeous cushion, I love the wool and those little Christmas lights are very cute.

Britt-Inger said...

Your pillow is so cute and and I love your Christmas lights. Thanks for sharing

Nini said...

Cute pillow. I love your christmas lights!
Greetings from Germany
Nicole

sophie said...

I live the colors in your project and, of course, the snow man, too. I can't wait to see the finished project.

Agnes B Bullock said...

Have not tried wool yet, but now I have to! Love the rich colors of your houses!

Mrs.Pickles said...

lovely work!