Friday, November 30, 2012

Holiday Lane Blog Hop




Today is my day to join in with the Holiday Lane Pillow Blog Hop.  
Thanks again to the great Mdm Samm for her inspiration and guidance through all these fun hops this year and thanks to the lovely Pauline for organizing and making this one a complete success :)

Now I must preface this with admitting that I didn't make a pillow, (hangs head in shame,lol!)...

I thought I would be more likely to use a table topper so I went that direction...and had a bit of fun with it...


  
Here I added little minibulbs to the corners...


I used reds, greens and blacks from my stash, added some top stitching to complement the raw edge fusible applique then added some sparkles and bobbles to accent it.  I tried to make it "minimalist with bling"...is that possible?


These are the minibulbs I used, they came from Walmart...

This pattern for this project / pillow can be found here and much thanks to Jill for providing it!

Please be sure to visit all the other ladies that are sharing this posting day with me and enjoy this last day of the hop!

Friday November 30
Linda - that other blog

The full schedule of posts can be found on Pauline's blog here.

57 comments:

Sue said...

Very nice, love the christmas bulbs!
Happy Christmas
Sue

Judy B said...

Very pretty table topper! Love those little lights. Thank you for sharing.

Cyndi loves to stitch said...

Absolutely No reason to hang your head in shame! You made your Holiday Lane project to please yourself, and that is how it should be. I gave up trying to please others...., create to please yourself first if others like it, that's a bonus! And your topper is GREAT!! What cute little lights you added to the tree!!! A marvelous find and just the perfect amount of bling! Sometimes more is not more its just too much, lol

Judy said...

Your pillow reflects you and it is wonderful!!

Sunshine Girl said...

Wonderful table runner and I love those little minibulbs - thanks for sharing.

Sharon said...

I love this pattern and it is so nice to see how everyone has made it their own with embellishments....

Martina said...

I love it and I think it is so cute as a tablerunner. Might have to make one for next year,lol!

Nati said...

Very cute table runner, thanks for sharing.

Britt-Inger said...

Your table runner is very cute and a good idea to make the pattern to a table runner,
Thanks for sharing

Kim said...

Your tablerunner is beautiful. The black dot backgrounds looks just like snow. The Christmas lights are such a wonderful idea. Wish I had thought of it since I have a ton that I bought years ago still sitting around.

Gill said...

Fabulous runner - and I love the addition of the lightbulbs! I've never seen bulbs that tiny in the UK
Thanks for sharing!

charlotte said...

Great job and good that you made something you would use. It turned out lovely.

Patty D from NC said...

Lovely table runner. Those light bulbs are so cute - they add the right amount of punch. (Like your snow fabric as well.)

Kate said...

Love what you did and that you made a table runner!

Thearica said...

Love your pillow! and Congrats on making Top 3!

Linda said...

Love it Kris!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

very cute pillow.

Sandra said...

So original using the mini bulbs. What a wonderful idea

gpc said...

I love your polka dot sky! And those little bulbs are an adorable addition!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Oh Kris this is darling! I love the bulbs and yes I think minimalist with bling was going on here. :) The colors are wonderful and I especially love the fabric you used in the tallest red tree - the swirls. blessings, marlene

MooseStash Quilting said...

I love it!! What a perfect table runner!

Rosa said...

Soo nice pillow,that mini bulbs are super cool!

sew.darn.quilt said...

Very cute, I like the colours you've used:)

Carla Bynum said...

Hi!!! It is very pretty!!!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Hi Kris! I love the idea of a table-topper! Super cute with the addition of the tiny lights!

Barb N said...

No need to hang your head - making something you'll use is the best! And the little lights will add a good sparkle to these long winter nights that are upon us (bah, humbug for long winter nights).

JanesQuilting said...

That is adorable, I like the mini lights that you added, perfect touch!

Just Carol said...

Such a great tablerunner with all those little bulbs...very nice!

Abbigail said...

I would rather have a wall hanging or table runner too. Great job!
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Mary said...

I love the pattern as a table runner. You did a very nice job. Thank you for sharing.

Melinda said...

Beautiful! Congratulations on your top 3 spot!

Sandy D said...

Great It looks good as a runner.Awesome job

Agnes Bullock said...

Beautiful!

Cheryl T said...

I MUST get some of those sweet lightbulbs! Thanks for the great idea! Beautiful table runner, love it.

Anna said...

I like the table runner and may make one myself. the bulbs are so cute!

Judith said...

Sew Sweet Kris! Great idea using mini light bulbs. Love it! You have no shame when you are sew creative in your very own way. Thanks for sharing your table topper...Judith, Texas

Needled Mom said...

It looks so cute and I love the little lights.

Linda said...

I love what you did with your pattern. The table topper is so pretty! I love the fabrics you chose and the mini-light bulbs. Great job!

JCnNC said...

The shades of Christmas - wish I could find some of the mini lights at our Walmart - they are perfect. Lovely pillow. Judy C

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Lovely table topper. Thanks for sharing.

Annette said...

your table will be dressed in style with it's houses all in a row..... great job and thanks for sharing
sure enjoying the hop
in stitches

Beth said...

I love your table topper. The mini bulbs are perfect for your topper. This hop has been so much fun. Thank you for sharing.

Pierro said...

Rosemary B here:
Walmart does have some "gems" really
I love this table topper very much, adore the fabrics and the binding is a perfect addition
Thank you for sharing today

MoeWest said...

Very nice, with just the right touch of bling!

Farm Quilter said...

A woman after my own heart - love fusible applique!!! Cute tablerunner!!

Cherry said...

Love it! the little bulbs are just great! Thanks for the inspiration!

pinsandneedles said...

Very nice work! It seems to have just the right bling. Thanks for sharing!

SIMPLESEW said...

Great job! Beautiful work with the stitching. Thanks for sharing.

Madame Samm said...

of course I love it...I don't think I have ever not liked anything you made....so we call this a very slim pillow....and psssst I am working on a birds thingamagig x

LJ said...

Making your pattern into a table runner is no shame. It turned out lovely and the mini-lights are adorable.

Carrie P. said...

well, your table runner is as cute as can be.

BizyStitches said...

Very cute, and truth is I would probably use the table runner more than a pillow myself. Love your work. Thanks for sharing.

Jodi - usairdoll said...

Very pretty! No need to hang your head in shame! hehe. You did a wonderful job and I think a runner is a super idea. Love the bulb bling, hehe. Thanks for sharing your project and being part of the hop. Great job!

Martha said...

Wonderful choices. Thank you for sharing it with us.

giddy99 said...

So lovely, and the lights are an awesome detail!

Val said...

Love this!!!

Quilt n Queen said...

Good morning Kris, sorry I'm so late...family from Canada for 3 days and then complete exhaustion. I love your table runner...the tree fabric is perfect and the fabric for tall red house...fabulous!! I love the tiny lights. Awesome job!! Thank you for sharing your time and inspiration with us. This has been a super fun hop. Happy stitching, Pauline