Thursday, November 29, 2012

CANDY CANE LANE

It's the last day of the Candy Cane Lane Pillow blog hop and I am 3rd from last.  I can't believe I got them  it done in time, nothing like waiting until the last minute so if you are still with us here are  is my version of Candy Cane Lane.

I have another one half done but time got away from me and well this is the only one that got finished for now.  I found that iron on fleece works really well for the snow and it has the adhesive already on it.  You should have seen my husband and I trying to force the pillow form into it.  I made the flaps in the back overlap too much but by darn we got 'er in there.  If only I hadn't waited so long to get this done I could have made some changes.  Oh well, I still love it!!!

I had high hopes for the embellishments on this adorable pillow but my embroidery machine is in a million pieces at the shop so buttons work great.
Thank you so much Jill for the pattern and Mdm Samm for the fun hop and thanks again Pauline for organizing us.

And...Since it is the end of the month I have to show you my 
2012 NewFO projects.
It was a good mail day today, I got this adorable quilt in the mail from Anita.  She is my Doll Quilt Swap partner for November.  She wanted to know what color hair I have and I told her brown with silver sparkles.  She did an amazing job especially on the silver sparkles.  I love it!  Thanks so much Anita.  


 She even included a calender it is adorable!

Here is the quilt I made for her.  She loves the colors of the sea, I hope this is close.  I used the twisted 4 patch pattern and it was super easy.  I had fun with the free motion quilting too. 

Just love the look on the back of it.  Don't look too close it's not perfect but my philosophy is that once the piece is washed it looks just great and hides the flaws.  Hurry and wash it Anita.
For my Block Swap Adventure partner this month I made a pinwheel block out of 30's fabric.  I love this block and how it turned out.


And last but not least I have to show you the bag that my Santa Sack Swap Partner, Marissa made for me.  I just LOVE it!!!  She is so talented and thoughtful.  She has wrapped all of the gifts in fabric so that when they are opened I will have some extra pieces for my stash.
Most of the gifts also have little charms or pins she has made too.  Can't wait for the chance to see what treasures are inside.  

What I've been up to lately...Traveling roads of change.  I have a new job, yippee!  It is the same but different.  I've met lots of new people and can even remember some of their names.  I'm even learning how to do computer charting.  It's hard to make changes in life but this one has been a good one.  We didn't close on our house like we expected to in October but with that loss came a new opportunity.  We will be closing on a newer and different home the end of the year.  I snapped this photo on my way home one evening.  It always amazes me the beauty of the earth that God gave us.  Until next time.  Be safe!  
Vickie

55 comments:

  1. Very pretty pillow! Thank you for sharing.

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  2. Great pillow - love all the other bits and pieces too. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Very cute pillow everyone's was just a piece of themselves which made it all the better...

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  4. gorgeous pillow Vickie and boy you have been busy.xx

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  5. Very cute pillow, thanks for sharing!

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  6. Your NewFOs are wonderful, and the quilting on the doll quilt is fabulous.

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  7. love your candy cane pillow...and you got it done...bravo...it was worth it I am sure...
    would you mind adding the list of bloggers too today, so everyone can find them as easily as we found you...thanks soo much

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  8. Your pillow is very cute. Love the stripes.

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  9. Thank you for sharing all your goodies. Your pillow is, indeed, Candy Cane Lane - love it!

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  10. Your "Holiday Lane" pillow is so cute!

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  11. Love all your button embellishments!!

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  12. You have been so busy! I love your pillow and really like the striped border!

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  13. Vickie your pillow turned out just perfect even if your machine didn't cooperate. I love the fabrics you chose - anything with candy and/or Christmas lights really adds to it. Good luck with the new job and the new house! blessings, marlene

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  14. Look at all that lovelies, just wonderful from start to finish! The quilting on you DQS is outstanding. :)

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  15. Your pillow looks awesome and love all you projects.The 4 patch mini quilt quilting is just fabulous!!

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  16. Hi!!! Your pillow is very pretty!!! It was fun to see all your other fun items too!!! Thanks for the fun!!!

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  17. Your pillow is adorable. I like the little bows you put on your houses. Thank you for sharing all the other items. I can look at different quilts all day.

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  18. Your pillow is very cute with the little bows and I love the stripes around the edges. Thanks for sharing your sweet pillow with us!

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  19. Great job on your pillow. Thank you for sharing.

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  20. Your pillow is very cute. Thanks for sharing

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  21. Your pillow is adorable! Love that mitered flange and such a great choice on the fabric!

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  22. WOW11 what artistry! Love the colors!

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  23. Love your pillow I like your fabric choices.Thanks

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  24. Seems like everyone's embroidery machine are going on strike this month. Mine included! I love your pillow with what you have done on it! So pretty! I would have loved to see the 2 of you stuffing that pillow. I would have jumped right in with my 2 cents worth!
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  25. loved how joyful your pillow turned out!

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  26. I like your Holiday Lane pattern and the little bows!

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  27. Vickie, love your candy cane pillow and I am a button lover. Thanks for sharing...Judith, Texas

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  28. Fusible fleece? What a GREAT idea! I even have some. Wish I would have thought of THAT. Oh, everything looks fantastic.

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  29. Your pillow is wonderful! I love the little button bows!
    You've been up to all kinds of "goodness"! Love the little doll quilt you made to give Anita! It's gorgeous!!!
    Great job!

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  30. So very colorful and creative - just the perfect addition to your home. While changes can be over whelming, they usually work out for the better, don't they? We just moved and I have yet to find my sewing room for the tubs and boxes. Judy C

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  31. looking good thanks for sharing your pillow with us and all the other finished items you have gotten done .... boy you are a busy gal.
    in stitches

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  32. I love your fabric choices & the embellishments. Very cute pillow. This hop has been so much fun. Thank you for sharing.

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  33. Your little village is really sweet! Lots of eye candy here! I'm glad your happy with your new job. Moving should be a new adventure too.

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  34. Your pillow looks good enough to eat! Quite a nice job! But I'm over the top about the doll quilt you received AND the one you free motion quilted!! I thought it was a long arm machine job. Wow you are good!!!
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane

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  35. Rosemary B here:
    Oh my your pillow is yummy lovely. I love every thing about it. the flange is adorable. You made me laugh thinking about you and hubbs stuffing the pillow. Teamwork, sort of hahahaha

    I think this piece you made with the water colors is beautiful. I love your quilting technique. One day I hope to be that good.
    Thank you for sharing all of your creativity. You are quite talented

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  36. Your pillow is sweet! You found lots of cute buttons to embellish it with. I love it!

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  37. Wow Vickie, you've shared some beautiful work and your pillows is so cute, love the buttons!

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  38. You are absolutely right, buttons work just great!!! As a longarm quilter, I must comment on your incredible quilting on your swap quilt - wow, looks awesome!!!

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  39. Your pillow is sweet! You found lots of cute buttons to embellish it with. I love it!whimsy...

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  40. Nice fabric choices and use of buttons! Sweet pillow!
    Your quilting on the mini 4 patch is awesome! Thanks for sharing!

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  41. Candy Cane Lane is adorable. Love that you added those buttons especially the red bows. Hope that your 'sick' machine will be better soon. Merry Christmas!

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  42. your pillow is perfect with all those buttons on it. too cute.
    have fun on your new job.

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  43. Love your pillow and the fabrics you used. Very colorful!

    I also love the Doll Swap quilt you made. The quilting is stunning!

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  44. Wow you have been busy. Your pillow and fabrics are beautiful. I'm glad you shared your talent on this fun blog hop.

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  45. Your Candy Cane Lane pillow is darling. Great fabric choices and the bow buttons are the perfect extra touch. You have been busy! I think your FM quilting on your doll quilt is amazing! Love it! Thank you for sharing your pilliw and being a part of the hop. Great job!

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  46. Your Candy Cane Lane pillow is darling. Great fabric choices and the bow buttons are the perfect extra touch. You have been busy! I think your FM quilting on your doll quilt is amazing! Love it! Thank you for sharing your pilliw and being a part of the hop. Great job!

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  47. Your Candy Cane Lane pillow is darling. Great fabric choices and the bow buttons are the perfect extra touch. You have been busy! I think your FM quilting on your doll quilt is amazing! Love it! Thank you for sharing your pilliw and being a part of the hop. Great job!

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  48. I think your version is one of my favorites. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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  49. I love your Candy Can Lane! These are just the right colors for this name. Thanks for sharing.

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  50. What a great post Vickie...yeah for the new job...I'm so happy about the house...I always, always say "Things work out the way they are supposed to"...most times not the way we think they are going to but the way they are "supposed to"...I'm so happy for you!

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  51. Good morning Vickie, your Candy Cane Lane pillow is sweet. The embellishments and fabric choices are perfect ...especially luv the sky fabric and the stripped flange. Great job!! Thank you for sharing your time and inspiration with us. Happy stitching, Pauline

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  52. Wow, what incredible quilting on the mini. :) Good luck on your upcoming closing!

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