Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Holiday Lane Hop!

"Just a hint of peppermint and every single thing begins to feel like Christmas..." 

Can you tell, I like red?   The only thing I'm missing is a red and white stripe, then it could be Candy Cane Lane.    My husband thought it was cute too, and so clever to use wool "snow" on the rooftops - thanks to Jill of Jillily Studio for providing this free pattern for ust to try!  I can picture making a whole quilt of this little village. 

The little houses were a snap to make.  Here's my time-saving tip for sewing "Stitch & Flip" corner triangles:
   Instead of drawing a diagonal line from corner to corner on the back side of all the background squares,  I added a strip of painter's tape to the deck of the sewing machine, aligned and centered it with the needle.
  Next I lined up the point of the square with the edge of the tape, and began stitching.
The point lines up with the edge of the tape as it travels all the way to the end.  Watch this video:



I chain-pieced all the units on one side, then trimmed the seam allowance to 1/4", pressed and repeated the process with the other side to form the perfect roofline - sew easy!

I had fun quilting little details:


And here's the finished project.  Cuteness!

I'm hopping in today with SewWeQuilt's Holiday Lane Pillow blog hop, getting a little Christmas Spirit and yes, Christmas music has been blaring at our house! 
Now let's see what's happening with everyone else on today's Holiday Lane:
     Quilt n Queen
     Quilts My Way
     Quiltscapes (Thanks for coming - see you soon!)
      Espritpatch
    Mary Jo - that other blog
 
Thanks to our Hostess and Cheerleader, Pauline.  She's got master lists on her blog HERE.  And be sure to visit our fearless leader, Madame Samm, who has some wonderful prizes for this Hop over at Sew We Quilt.  She's also got quite the collection of Pinterest boards, be sure to check them out! 

Meanwhile, here's a favorite little tune for your enjoyment.  You'll be all a-glow... from your head to mistletoes!!
 

63 comments:

  1. I love your red too. What a fun pillow!

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  2. Lovely pillow, I love Red too!
    Happy Christmas.

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  3. This is so very lovely, gorgeous quilting - you should be so proud!

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  4. Red is my favorite color! Gorgeous quilting on yours and great tip about the painters tape!

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  5. It's beautiful, I love it in reds!

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  6. Your pillow is just beautiful! It looks really great in red!!

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  7. What a beautiful pillow! I really like all the quilting you did on it..makes it even more beautiful! Great idea on the tape! I hate having to mark all those little squares when I'm making something and this will sure save a lot of time. Thank you!
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  8. Fantastic quilting! I like all the reds too!

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  9. Wonderful pillow, thanks for sharing!

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  10. Great pillow- absoutley wonderful ! Thanks for the tip too- am doing mine in applique since I haven't tried piecing but now I will!

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  11. How cute, I like the curtains in the windows, makes the houses look really homey.

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  12. I use that same method for sewing those triangles. :) I love your reds - I'm a red girl too and have it with yellow in my bedroom. But my favorite of all is your quilting - it's gorgeous! blessings, marlene

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  13. I love all the reds and your stitching just makes it all the more beautiful...I love your pillow! The back of your quilt is so cute, too. Thanks for sharing a little tutorial and your gorgeous pillow. :O)

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  14. I love your red houses! and thank you for showing us your quilting from the back

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  15. Beautiful! LOVE the shot of the back, thanks for adding that!

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  16. OOPs, hit submit too soon, also love the tips, painter's tape is one a my favorite tools!

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  17. Great tip, I've used painters tape on a quilt top as well to follow a quilting design! It's fabulous stuff!
    Your pillow is redlicious! :)

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  18. Your pillow is beautiful!! I love the colors choices and quilting!

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  19. All those reds was a great choice. The pillow looks so cozy!

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  20. very very excellent handwork........

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  21. cute pillow and nice to see the quilting!!

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  22. love the quilting, the pillow, the fabric choices...the whole dang thing!

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  23. Awesome.The Red fabric is a great idea. The tutorial is a good idea Thanks

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  24. What a lovely pillow - I love all the quilting you have done it.

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  25. That looks fabulous. I love how the windows appear to give off an evening light. Nice job.

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  26. Great pillow and my favorite part is the quilting you did on the pillow.

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  27. I love it - everything about it!

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  28. Thanks for the tip. Your pillow is great. Thanks for being in the fun hop.

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  29. Lovely pillow, very festive! Thank you for sharing.

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  30. Hi!!! Very pretty and I love your windows!!!!

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  31. Love your pillow!
    Greetings from Germany, Marita

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  32. Great pillow, Love all the read. Thank you for sharing.

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  33. Oh I love it too! Very sweet and I love those curtains!

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  34. Deonn, I love all the red fabrics...that is my color. The curtains in the window...cute and your quilting is simply outstanding. Your festive pillow...let's say is fabulous. Great job! Thank you for sharing your time and inspiration with us today. Happy stitching, Pauline

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  35. Love your village!! Your quilting really enhances the pillow - as a longarm quilter, I am always interested in the quilting!!! Great job! Oh my goodness, your tip with the painter's tape is soooooooooo perfect!!! I hate drawing that line on my HSTs and I am so going to give this method a shot!

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  36. Your pillow turned out beautiful and thanks for the tip with the painter's tape.

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  37. Love all your reds Deonn! Your quilting in amazing! Just lovely!

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  38. Simply gorgeous! Love your fabrics and your wonderful quilting!

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  39. What beautiful quilting. Reds are sew pretty and the window curtains make it very homey.

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  40. Rosemary B here: yep, painters tape is the best invention ever.
    I do use it on my machine too. I would love to kiss the person who invented this tape ヅ
    Well, your pillow is super amazing and marvelous. Love all of the fabulous quilting technique very inspiring for me, a humble beginner with eyes wide open.
    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity

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  41. Cuteness!! - for sure!! As always you "do" things so beautifully. Love the extras esp. the curtains at the window. Thanks for the sewing tip; you have the niftiest tricks and you're always so eager to share. :)

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  42. My favorite color is red too! Your pillow is fabulous. Thank you for sharing.

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  43. What a beautiful pillow...love your quilting...TFS!!!

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  44. Your shades of red pillow is wonderful and unique. Thanks for sharing. Judy C

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  45. Hi Deonn--I was here early this morning, and got distracted by the choir music and spent the morning quilting to "Come Thou Fount." Now I am back to comment on how cute your pillow is! Love the red--my favorite, too. I do the same thing for my corners. Happy Quilting!
    Jill

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  46. Wonderful job. I love the red fabrics. Your quilting is awesome.

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  47. Your pillow is beautiful!! I love the quilting you did!!

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  48. Love the pillow! Red is my favorite color and the quilting is beautiful. Thanks for the painters tape tip.

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  49. Beautiful pillow. I love the reds you used and all of the quilting. The painters tip is brilliant. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  50. I have never felt comfortable mixing my reds but after seeing what you have done I wont worry about it in the future...I can't decide though if I love the front or the back of your pillow more...lovely quilting..

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  51. Love this. The snow is like icing on the cake - just the perfect touch.

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  52. Just wonderful and thanks for the tip. I will definitely use that one from now on.

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  53. Thanks for the sewing tip! I love red, too! :-)

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  54. Deonnnnnnn this is gorgeous...surely it would have made it in our top choices...your stitching and selection of fabric is over the top wow

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  55. WOW oh wow I love the back almost as much as I love the front.......seeing it all white gives me ideas for more........... LOVE the inspriation I found here!!!

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  56. Love your hint of peppermint Lane--very cute. Thanks for the sewing tip as it would make a huge difference when sewing lots of triangles. Thanks for sharing the pillow and the tip.

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  57. Just beautiful! I love your fabrics and the quilting!

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  58. Your pillow and quilting is beautiful!

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  59. I love red, too, and I love your pillow!

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