Monday, November 26, 2012

Pillow Talk

Thanks for joining me here at my blog for some pillow talk! Yes, today is my day to share my version of the Holiday Lane Pillow. 

 Before I do, however, I must send out thanks to  Madame Samm at Sew We Quilt for the amazing ideas that keep us coming back, Pauline from Quilt n Queen, our hostess for the Holiday Lane Hop who kept us organized, and Jill Findley from Jillily Studios for her fantastic pillow design. 


When I first saw the Holiday Pillow design, I knew that I wanted to take part in this hop. Since I have been trying to limit my fabric purchases and create out of my stash, I had a bit of a challenge searching through my stash for just the right fabrics. 

I found some scraps left over from a Christmas quilt I made several years ago. I added some additional fabrics in similar muted tones. I found a cream colored  Christmas fabric that looked like snow swirling to use as the background fabric and added some creamy white wool for the snow. Once the hard part was finished...the creating began!
I added some additional embellishments...beading on one of the trees, some Christmas lights on some roofs and window, embroidered and beaded a wreath, more windows and a little button doorknob. 

This pillow is much larger than I originally though but I really like it. Here it is with the coordinating quilt. 
I hope you enjoyed your time here! Please join me in visiting the others on the Holiday Lane Hop today!
Tuesday November 27

56 comments:

  1. Very, very nice -- you did a great job with yours! They are big, aren't they?! :)

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  2. Love your pillow and the added embellishment, very pretty! Thank you for sharing.

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  3. Love your pillow, and the quilt is awesome. I like how you used knitted fabric for the snow.

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  4. The embellishments make your pillow so cute!

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  5. Its lovely - I like the way you have added Christmas lights around the roof and it looks lovely alongside the quilt doesnt it.

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  6. It is very cute and looks great in your sofa! thanks for sharing.

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  7. Your pillow is wonderful, I like the embellishing with beads and the fabrics are lovely.

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  8. I love your pillow and the embellishments with the beads. Your pillow is sew wonderful
    Thanks for sharing

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  9. Love it. The blanket stitching is a nice touch!

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  10. It looks so pretty with the added embellishments. Great job!

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  11. What a beautiful pillow! Nice job!

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  12. Great poillow and it looks awesome with the quilt!

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  13. Beatiful pillow, your fabric choices are wonderful. I love the wreath!

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  14. Good Morning Dawn...ohhhh what a great pillow and the quilt beside it is very appealing too...you always bring so much YOU to the table...lovely lovely..and love the pic of you below..the knitted cowl..is gorgeous .

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  15. Very lovely and what a great match! Looks wonderful!

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  16. Wow,fabulous quilt and pillow and love the added embellishments.Thanks for sharing!

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  17. I'm hopping around and viewing the pillows!! I love yours!! Just my colors!! Thanks for sharing!

    Blessings

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  18. hopping through the blogs this morning...love your pillow!! the embellishments are just great

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  19. Your embellishments are perfect and your pillow looks so good with the quilt.

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  20. Looks great on the couch - I like that wreath.

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  21. Your embellishments are so adorable!! Great job.

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  22. Love your pillos, especially with your quilt on the sofa. Very pretty. Judy C

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  23. Silly Judy - suppose to be pillow - TKS

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  24. How pretty! Its wonderful that you matched it to a quilt. Now you have a Christmas set that is both festive and functional!

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  25. really pretty. love all the little embellishments.

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  26. Fantastic colours, the background makes the colours POP!! Very nice. :)

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  27. Wonderful! I love your pillow.
    Greetings from Germany
    Nicole

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  28. Your pillow looks really good on your couch. I just adore all the embellishments that you added.

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  29. I love the fabrics and the details. Great quilt too. Thanks for sharing.

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  30. You've really added some nice touches to this pillow and it looks perfect next to your quilt. Love it!

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  31. Love the beads and that wreath, especially! Adorable pillow!

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  32. I think getting the fabrics togethr is almost the hardest part of anything I make! Yours came out wonderful! I love all the little extras you put into the decorations! Beautiful!
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  33. I love the beading on that white tree! It's just perfect! The fabrics are wonderful as well!

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  34. That looks so cute and the bead details are wonderful.

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  35. don't you love making something out of your stash! your pillow is wonderful!

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  36. I love all of your embellishments--especially the beads. You do lovely work!

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  37. Love your embellishments! Great job!

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  38. I love the pillow....... I love the baby sweater too ! I will trade you something for the blue one...

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  39. Your lovely pillow makes a very nice set with your quilt. Thanks for being in the hop.

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  40. You did a great job on your pillow. Thank you for sharing.

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  41. Isn't it amazing how much the embellishments add to the finished pillow. Great job and thanks for sharing.

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  42. Hi Dawn, what a great pillow to compliment your quilt. I love the embellishments...the Christmas lights on the roofs are too cute, and around the window too, and the beads on the tree, just perfect. Great job Dawn, thanks for sharing your time and inspiration with us today. Happy stitching, Pauline

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  43. Hi!!! IT is very pretty!!! Love it with your quilt!!! Thanks for the fun!!!

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  44. The Christmas lights are such a great idea! Love your pillow!

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  45. Love your pillow and all the embellishments!

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  46. This is beautiful with your quilt and I love that wreath! blessings, marlene

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  47. Rosemary B here:
    Your pillow is beautiful! I love everything about it, and bonus points for using up some of the stash, Excellent colors and fabrics!
    I love your quilt too
    thank you for sharing

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  48. LOve all the extras you added to your pillow and it looks just perfect with the quilt on your white couch.
    thanks sew much for sharing with us today
    in stitches

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  49. All the added little details make for a beautiful Holiday Lane Pillow. Goes quite well with the lovely quilt!
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane

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  50. Wonderful pillow and I like your fabric choices. What I really like are the embellishments particularly that wreath - it's the cutest!

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  51. You did a great job shopping your stash. I love all the embellishments you added to your pillow! It looks so nice with the quilt.

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  52. Cute pillow. I love the embellishments you added. Thanks for sharing.

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  53. I felt like I had come home. Thank you for sharing your beautiful pillow with us.

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Sweet sentiments