Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Holiday Lane Blog Hop & Giveaway

 It's day ONE of the HOLIDAY LANE Blog Hop!  So, FIRST, Lets give a BIG THANKS to Pauline Francis of Quilt'n Queen and Madame Samm for sponsoring this fantastic Hop.  

I cannot believe how time flies,  Gee, tomorrow is Thanksgiving already.

So without further ado.... Here is my pillow:


This was a lot of fun to make.  I had all kinds of ideas as to how I could embellish it but my husband seen it and said it was perfect and not to do anything else to it.  

He is such a great supporter of my quilting.  I can always count on him to give me his honest opinion of my work.  (which is what I want even though sometimes it is hard to hear)

I don't know about anyone else, but I have been really busy getting ready for Christmas.  Every year in December, the University of Tennessee has a "Santa's Village".  There is a large train set up, all kinds of things for the children including a petting zoo, and lots of venders.  This year I am setting up a table with some of my things.  So, I have been busy making all kinds of different items.  Here are just a few things that I have:









(I thought mother/daughter aprons were so cute...I made quite a few)






(I have lots of items including a lot of Pin Cushions, Scissor Holders, Wallets, Change Purses, Cosmetic Bags, etc.)

Now I know you all heard of "MISSOURI STAR" QUILT CO. I got the best Christmas fabric there and such a great price too.  I made these wall hangings with some of the fabric that  I got:



"Bells are Ringing"  32" X 32"



"Merry Christmas"  43 1/2" X 43 1/2"

Oh, I also made this Christmas Quilt with their fabrics:


"Christmas is Coming"  50" X 50"


I am not done either.  I want to make stockings and more toppers.  I am all excited and having lots of fun at the same time.

OK, enough of my things....Go check out the rest that have blogs today in the "Holiday Lane" Blog Hop:

                                            Just Let Me Quilt


When you are done checking all these great blogs....Go to: Quilt'n Queen  and get the full schedule, for you will not want to miss a one in this great "Holiday Lane Blog Hop".  Today is the first and it will run through November 30th.  So have fun........
                         
MISSOURI STAR QUILT CO. has great deals saving you from 30% on up every day.  Yup....Every night at MIDNIGHT they post a new deal.  Visit them at:  QuiltersDailyDeal.com  Check out their deals, then their whole site and don't forget to sign up for their newsletter so you won't miss a thing.

Did you know that MISSOURI STAR QUILT CO.   has the Best Free Quilting Tutorials on the internet?   Oh I sure think so.  You can find them at:  youtube.com/MissouriQuiltCo.com 

Well,  MISSOURI STAR QUILT SHOP is sponsoring me and gave me these two GREAT Books to GIVEAWAY to TWO  lucky winners.  

To the first winner will receive the book,  "Farmhouse Retreat, by Renee Nanneman


The second winner will receive the book, "Make it Modern Quilts" by Ann Hansen.


To enter is easy, first, you must be a follower, then just leave me a comment.  That is it!  The giveaway will run thru November 30.  Then I will go to Random.com and will let it choose TWO lucky winners.  

GOOD LUCK AND
HAPPY QUILTING EVERYONE!


To get special designed quilts or to see my gallery, check out my site at: http://janesquilting.com

92 comments:

Needled Mom said...

Your pillow is so sweet. It is nice to have a supportive husband.

I can't believe how much you have accomplished. I love the placemats.

giddy99 said...

What a lovely pillow (love the dark print for the background, especially)! I'm a follower; please pick me 2nd! :)

sew.darn.quilt said...

Whew!! You have been a sewing maverick, your pillow is perfect (sometimes "they" do know what's best). Everything else you've created is gorgeous, love the penguin apron ;)
Thank you for the link and for the chance :)

Gmama Jane said...

Aren't you just the most busiest of Christmas bee's?!! I would LOVE to win one of your books. Love all your festive creations
Blessings
Gmama Jane (great name BTW LOL!)

Theresa said...

Your pillow is lovely - I like the fabric that you've used for the sky. It's wonderful when you have somebody who appreciates your sewing isn't it? You've really been busy on the Christmas stitching front, everything is fabulous - particularly the place mats.

Agnes B Bullock said...

I love what you made! Now where can I order my placemats? Will of course need one set of everything! And the Santa qall quilt!

(Am a new follower!)

Just Carol said...

You have been quite the busy lady sewing all those fun projects. I love your pillow!

Karen ~ Briarside Lane said...

Oh.My.GOSH, Jane... you have been busy! Wonderful, wonderful projects. Those place mats with the little nine patch are on my list.

Your Holiday Lane pillow is perfect. Great Job!
Thanks for hopping along with us again.

And thanks for a wonderful give-away.
I am a happy follower and would love "Farmhouse Retreat."

SIMPLESEW said...

What a lovely pillow,You have been quite the busy lady sewing all those fun projects. I love your pillow!

Cherry said...

Wow, you've been a busy little bee! Love all of your wonderful work and your background fabric for your pillow is so pretty... thanks for the inspiration and great giveaway!

Pauline said...

Isn't it lovely to have a husband that supports you, I think he is right, the pattern is so cute, it doesn't need extra's.
I love your pillow.
My oh my, you made great pieces for the christmas fair. I love the parent&child aprons (fathers and sons like to cook aswell, you know).

Teri said...

Love....love....love....your pillow..I like the way you incorporated the border into the pillow form....wow you have been really busy....darling stuff and what Mom or Grandmother could resist the mother daughter aprons.

Patty D from NC said...

Lovely! thanks for sharing.

Kathy said...

Your pillow is lovely. I like the snowflake print background, especially. When do you find time to do such beautiful work? I love the placemats--simple and elegant! Thank you for sharing all of your beautiful work!

Kate said...

That's a perfect fabric for the background of your pillow. You've made so many lovely items for your table ...

Patty said...

Such pretty work. I love seeing what pretties you have done.

krislovesfabric said...

Beautiful pillow and great finishes on so many other projects!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Great job on the pillow....and I love all of your Christmas projects!

hueisei said...

Very beautiful Christmas project! Thanks for sharing! I'm a follower!

Gill said...

I love your cushion! and your placemats, especially the trees!

Kathy MacKie said...

I follow you already and your pillow is sew cute and you sure have been busy. Thanks for the giveaway.

Sunshine Girl said...

Great pillow - good luck at Santas Village. Thanks for sharing.

MoeWest said...

Great pillow! I like your fabric choices. You've been very busy with all of those pretty Christmas projects. I love the apron sets! I'm a follower. Thanks for the giveaway. Missouri Quilts does have the best videos.

Pierro said...

Rosemary B here: I have already been following you for a zillion years.
I adore your pillow. LOVE the fabrics.
Love the background "sky" really pretty!
I love your wares that you are selling at the craft extravaganza. What fun and your things will go in the first hour I am sure!
thank you for sharing all of your inspirational talent

BizyStitches said...

1. I am now following by email. Your pillow is cute and your husband is totally right about his opinion.

StitchinByTheLake said...

I loved seeing all you Christmas things Jane - it made me want to go sew! blessings, marlene

Anda W said...

I love all the wonderful Christmas goodies you made, nothing better! I follow you on Facebook! awolk at rogers dot com

InGa said...

Just so many lovely quilts... and your pillow is very cute.
I'm a follower, so it's 2 for me. Thanks for the oportunity.
Have a good blog hop.
Regards from Skåne

Judy B said...

Love your pillow! Looks like you are ready for the Holidays, me, not:) I am a follower and thank you for the great giveaway. jbechosend at sbcglobal dot net

vwlady said...

Such cute placemats! Thanks for all the inspiration!

LJ said...

Wow! You've really been busy with ALL that sewing. I am impressed especially since I'm such a s-l-o-w sewer. I thought the tree placemats were wonderful. Your pillow was spectacular, too. I loved the background fabric. I order from MSQC also and love their specials and their wonderful service.

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

You sure have been busy creating all these pretty Christmas projects....especially love those snowmen placemats! I'm already a happy follower and a big fan of MSQ...thanks for sharing!

Melinda said...

Oh my gosh you have been busy! I love your pillow, but you'll have to forgive me for loving those Christmas tree place mats just a little more! Beautiful, beautiful work!

Abbigail said...

What a sweetie you have! I love all the placemats you made for the sale. Wonderful items! Your pillow is beautiful! I love Christmas items! I'm a follower! I would sure like the first book!
hulseybg at gmail dot com

Anna said...

phew...your creativity is overwhelming...you are an inspiration! I love your sky fabric!

Sandi said...

You have been sooo busy...so many beautiful projects finished..I am very envious....

Connie said...

Your pillow is so cute Jane and wow have you been busy with projects! Thanks for a great giveaway too!

Jill Finley said...

Great pillow. Wow, you have really been busy! Happy Quilting!
Jill

Debi said...

Lovely pillow and Wow have you been busy! Good luck selling your holiday goodies and thanks for sharing your pillow.

Quilt n Queen said...

Jane, your festive pillow is perfect for the Christmas season. It is a classic, great job. You have been a very busy lady, great job on all your projects. Thanks for your commitment and for sharing in the hop. Happy stitching, Pauline

Lyn said...

I love your pillow! And wow you have been busy with all the other projects.
Thanks for sharing. I am a follower.

Anonymous said...

I think everything you made is lovely, but I especially like the Christmas tree and the gift placemats.

senstrings at yahoo dot com

Aurea said...

Your pillow is just great. aurea.gillis@gmail.com

JoyceLM said...

Love the pillow & the other Christmas project. I'm a follower. Thanks for the chance to win.

Cyndi loves to stitch said...

MY goodness Jane, but you have been busy!!!!!! I feel like such a slacker I don't think I've gotten that much done all year!!!! Your holidays are going to be sew persfect from top to bottom and everything imbetween!! Great job with the Holiday Lane pillow I like those fabrics but I LOVE the last quilt, Christmas is coming!!! beautiful!!!!!! Have a Happy Turkey day!!!!

Sallie said...

Wow! You've been busy and everything looks great! Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway!

Carrie P. said...

You certainly have been busy. Love your pillow and what great background fabric you used for the sky.

Crickets Corner said...

I can't believe I haven't found your blog until now. I have been missing alot! That won't happen again as I am now a follower. I love all your Christmas projects especially the poinsetta placemants, snowman aprons and Merry Christmas quilt.

I'm also a big fan of MSQC, love going to the shop and waiting for the daily deal.

Mommarock said...

Now that is some serious Christmas quilting! That is how I want my blog to look next year, only I don't want to do it all at one time. I want to do it one project a month or something smart like that.. LOL. It sounds an awful lot like a resolution I made last year and never kept. I would love to be able to get so much done. I was obsessed with my hexagon project this year, and that was all I got done. This year I would ever so much like to get more done. HOW!!??

Marla's Crafts said...

You have been very busy. Everything looks great. Thanks for having a give away. The books look very interesting. I love craft books.

Rosa said...

Gorgeous pillows and love all your projects,fabulous.I`m sure your table will be empty after Santa`s Village.Thanks for sharing!

I`m a happy follower and

linny said...

Wow you have been so busy. Love all your Christmas goodies & also your pillow. lyn.robyn.smith@gmail.com

Quilter Kathy said...

You have accomplished so much for Christmas...puts me to shame! LOVE the aprons you made!

Barb said...

My goodness! you have been busy. Wish I was as far along in getting presents ready.

Frances said...

Just became a follower. Husband has good choice. Pillow is lovely.Love the placematts. Good luck at the sale.

Nellie Duclos said...

Jane, you have been really busy, placemats, table runners, table toppers, aprons, the list goes on. From California, thanks for sharing all your beautiful work.

sandra said...

Your pillow is just adorable and your husband was right it was perfect. You are a really busy lady everything you have done is lovely. I love the little aprons.

barbara woods said...

love your pillow and you are one busy lady

pinsandneedles said...

Wow have you been busy! Your pillow is wonderful! thanks for sharing!

bets said...

Wow...you are one busy lady! Very cute quilts...love the matching aprons too....

Linda said...

Oh my goodness, you are getting so much done! Beautiful

evelyn said...

What a busy lady your have been! Great little projects. Your pillow is adorable.

Ariane said...

Wow!!! You have been making a lot of projects!! Your pillow is gorgeous!!! Thanks for sharing!! I'm a follower!!!

barbara woods said...

love your pillow i am a follow thanks

Katherine said...

Super pillow! Looks like you'll be all set for Christmas decorating with all the seasonal loveliness you shared today. Wow.

Jeneta said...

Well, you have been busy! The pillow is beautifully festive - just lovely.

ytsmom said...

Those books are opposite ends of the spectrum!! I hope you do well with your table, you have been busy.

Myself said...

I'm your follower by GFC :) Thanks for the great givaway...

Robin said...

Your pillow looks wonderful. I love the snowflake background fabric. Good luck with your booth! Both books look great!

memmens said...

Gorgeous - well done

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Loved your pillow!! You have been super busy!!

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Sweet pillow! Love the choice of fabrics. Wow, I love all the placemats and aprons and quilts. Great job! Thanks for sharing.
I am a follower. Thanks for the opportunity to win (and for the link).

Margaret said...

I am a new follower. Boy! You have been busy. I love all of your Christmas wall hangings.

maggie said...

I love your blog and I am a follower. I agree about Missouri Star Quilt Co. I love that site. Great deals all the time.
I loved the projects you shared and now I'm inspired to get back to sewing some gifts.
Cheers
maggie

Martha said...

Love your pillow...and all your other beautiful projects. Good luck on your sale! Love the books you are giving away and I couldn't help become your follower. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and I will see you on November 26th...that's my day!

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

Hi Jane,
your cushion ist awesome and alle your christmas things too, thanks for sharing!
I do follow your blog and it would be a great pleasure to welcome you to my blog too.
Thanks for the chance to win!
Liebe Grüße
Bente in Germany

Ellie Q said...

Your pillow looks great! Love the background fabric choice, too! Nice items for the sale!

Judy B said...

I love your pillow! You have been very busy with all the Christmas goodies. Thank you for the great giveaway
jbechosend at sbcglobal dot net. I am a follower!

Judy said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful pillow and I hope you do well at your sale. You have some gorgeous things!

Barb N said...

It definitely looks like Christmas has come to your house. Such great projects - I'm sure they will sell like hotcakes! Great pillow, too!

Denise :) said...

Aren't encouraging husbands the best?! Your pillow is darling and wow! What a terrific bunch of Christmas sewing you've gotten done! :)

JCnNC said...

Wonderful pillow full of color. Judy C wishes she had your energy.

Jenniffier Kramer said...

Look at all those lovely Christmas projects. Good luck with your table. Also thanks for the chance to win.

Jenniffier at gmail

gpc said...

My gosh, you have been busy! Your pillow is wonderful.

Carolyn in Kentucky said...

Wow, you have been one busy quilter. Your pillow is perfect just the way it is. I am a new follower.

Helen said...

Very Nice Pillow plus all your wonderful pieces you made. You must have been busy. I am already a follower and was going to ask Santa for Modern Quilts. HOPE I AM THE 2ND Winner!

aiah23 said...

I love the placemats best but your pillow is totally cute! I'm already a follower.

Fawn

Mrs.Pickles said...

lovely work! very festive

Rebeckah Austin said...

I am a new follower and I just pinned this post cuz I LOVE the placemats!

Thearica said...

You sure have been a busy little quilter! Love your pillow and everything!

and who doesn't love the Missouri Star Quilt Company?? :)

Carla Bynum said...

Hi!!! Beautiful pillow!!! I love all of your Christmas pretties!!! Thanks for the fun!!!!

Kim said...

Your pillow is beautiful! I love the background and all your projects are wonderful.