Monday, November 26, 2012

Here comes Santa Claus...

Right down Holiday Lane! Thank you for your patience- I had my Best Friend in CALIFORNIA post the "check back post" Because I was having computer issues in ILLINOIS. Thank You April! KSF











Inspired by our town's Christmas Walk and this adorable fabric, I decided  to make my Holiday Lane into a vintage downtown. I fell in love with this fabric and bought it without really knowing what I was going to make with it- I just KNEW I had to have it. I did talk myself out of it twice and the third time couldn't say no! I fussy cut the scenes and covered the duplicates with the trees. I do want to go back and add snow to the trees. I also fussy cut Santa and his sleigh to fly across the sky.










I liked this pillow the moment I saw it and now that I have put one together I adore it! Thank You Jill and Madam Samm for the pattern and the oush to make it- if not for the hop I would have still had it in my to do pile!
Be sure to check out these other Blogs for more Holiday Lane Inspiration! Monday November 26
From This to That <<<---FINALLY UP! you are here

50 comments:

gpc said...

I love your colors and your fussy cut scenes -- fabulous!

tink's mom said...

What a great idea. Thanks so much for sharing.

Carla Bynum said...

Hi!!! I love it!!! I love the people in town!!!

pinsandneedles said...

Great vintage fabrics! Love the store front scenes!

sew.darn.quilt said...

Your take on the pillow is fab-U-lous! I absolutely love your interpretation in making this a shopping pillow! :)

sophie said...

i LOVE the plaid houses! You really put together a great Holiday Lane.

LJ said...

What a great take on the pattern - Christmas shopping downtown - wonderful. Hops ready do make our to-do list into a done list!

giddy99 said...

What great fabric choices! Cute!

Abbigail said...

I love the hustle and bustle of the downtown shoppers! Great variation of the pattern!
hulseybg at gmail dot com

Annette said...

I remember standing and watching the sears christmas windows as a child ( they were animated ).... it's to bad that they don't still do that at some of the shops, not just selling but sharing the season.
thanks for sharing with us
in stitches

Kate said...

That's brilliant - love what you did!

JanesQuilting said...

What a good idea. I just adore Santa and the reindeer in the sky. You did a great job fussy cutting.

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!

Quilt n Queen said...

Good morning Bobbie...I have that vintage fabric too, love it. Love how you made the pillow into a shopping extravaganza..what a fun pillow. Thanks for sharing your time and inspiration with us...Happy stitching, Pauline

Needled Mom said...

It looks beautiful. Nice job.

Linda said...

What wonderful scenes! Glad you were able to show us!

Sunshine Girl said...

Its fabulous - love the vintage pictures. Thanks for sharing.

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Cute fabric. Love the old fashioned look. Thanks for sharing.

Patty D from NC said...

very nice - thanks for sharing.

Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quilts said...

Your street scene fabric additions to the pillow are so cute!

Chris said...

Oh....original, personalized and darling!

Mary said...

Good job on your pillow. Thank you for sharing.

PolkaDotClassic said...

WOW!!
just love the fabric you use for your pillow
the window shopping scene is just adorable
Thank you for sharing

Anna said...

Love the additions you made to the pattern! every street has shoppers now! lol

BizyStitches said...

your fabric was perfect for this project. Thanks for sharing.

Melinda said...

I wouldn't have been able to pass up that fabric either! How fun!

Judy B said...

LOve your pillow! Reminds me of the times we went downtown and saw all the windows decorated, not like today. Thank you for sharing.

Farm Quilter said...

Love how you interpreted this pattern! Reminds me of Christmas in a small town! Thank you for sharing!!!

Mrs.Pickles said...

lovely work! very festive

Robin said...

Your quilt is amazing with the sidewalk scenes. Wow oh wow!!!

Robin said...

Your quilt is amazing with the sidewalk scenes. Wow oh wow!!!

Gmama Jane said...

I adore vintage Christmas and your pillow is a wonderful adaptation of a 50's Christmas town much like the one I grew up in.
Blessings
Gmama Jane

Carrie P. said...

such a cute idea to use that fabric.

Just Carol said...

I love those vintage fabrics and would have jumped to buy them, too. Your pillow is adorable--love it!

StitchinByTheLake said...

How cute - I love that fabric! blessings, marlene

evelyn said...

What a cute downtown! It isn't Christmas without shopping and looking in store windows. Love the Santa and sleigh.

Sallie said...

Very cute! Thanks for sharing!

lori said...

sew very cute my dear

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

exaxtly as you say, thanks to this blog hop I have a finshed holliday lane pillow too.
As far as I can see, you cushion looks great, I hope that you´ll post more pictures when you have internet again.
I´ll be back ☺
Liebe Grüße
Bente in Germany

Pierro said...

Rosemary B here:
Oooh I am glad I came late lol
I love your pillow, love the fabric so much, what an adorable idea! really kind of vintage with the people there. Adorable
Thank you for sharing your creativity

JCnNC said...

I love your colors and love how you put people into your scene. True inspiration. Judy C

Frances said...

That fabric is perfect for the village you created. love the vintage characters.

Thearica said...

Your pillow looks great!

Judy said...

Your pillow is so cool!! I like the way you fussy cut the fabric to tell a story!

Kathy said...

Your fussy cut scenes add a lot to your pillow! Great job!

Denise :) said...

Great job, I love your pillow!! I know what you mean about computer issues...my day was Tuesday and we were without internet all DAY on Monday! Yikes!! :)

SIMPLESEW said...

Love the twist on the fabric

MoeWest said...

I love the shop scenes! What a great fabric for this pillow!

Beth said...

I love how you have done your pillow. Very clever. Thanks for sharing.

Martha said...

Your pillow is just too cute. Thanks for sharing it with us.