Wednesday, 28 November 2012

It is snowing...

Well not really where I am. It is pouring down with rain and it is very windy too. But it has been snowing in my sewing room!
If you have arrived from the Holiday Lane Pillow blog hop, welcome! Today is day my stop on the hop. I first saw Jill's design last year and saved it on my computer to make it one day! So when Madam Samm announced the blog hop run by Pauline, I thought this was the perfect occasion and signed up for it. Thanks to you for the motivation and the encouragement to get going!


The pattern that Jill has created is quite big for a pillow so I decided to deviate  from the instructions and to make a wall hanging rather than a pillow. As we are getting ready to go skiing in the Alps later on in the winter, I picked a shabby chic red and cream colour scheme for my panels. I raided my stash to find some lovely red and cream prints to make the houses.
And I used a beige coarse linen fabric for the background instead of the black Jill had used in her design.

The snow on the roofs and chimneys is made from wadding (not a great idea after all because it didn't stick to the background so well).
A thin red strip frame the panel and a border of 2.5' squares using the same fabrics as the houses finishes the wall hanging.
I finished quilting my panel tonight and hand sewn the binding just before writing up my post.

A few country Christmas buttons was just what was missing to finish the mini quilt off, I think!

Last minute finishing but I am glad that my panel is ready to be hanged on the wall and brighten up the house! It will surely get us into holiday mood! When I asked the kids what they thought of it, they asked it it was a postcard of the place we go skiing, objective reached!

And of course, that's one more OPAM this month!
Well I hope you have enjoyed your visit to my wintry village. Now hop over to these blogs for more snowy villages:
Quilt n Queen
Keep your fork There's pie
Quilts My Way
Grandma's Stories
Quiltscapes
Quilt on the Edge
Farm Road Ramblings
Rose Prairie Quilts and Farm
Peach Patch Quilts
Cherry's Prairie Primitives
Mary Jo - that other blog


Linking to Val's Quilting Archive.
Celine

63 comments:

  1. Very pretty wall hanging! Thank you for sharing.

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  2. Its lovely - I love the colours you have used.

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  3. It is gorgeous, love the colours you used! thanks for sharing!

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  4. your wallhanging is very lovely. Thanks for sharing

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  5. Gorgeous wallhanging! How great to be going skiing in the Alps! Thanks for sharing your pillow! Beautiful!

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  6. Brilliant and how smart that the children knew what it was - so satisfying!

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  7. LOVE LOVE LOVE the red and white border!! I really makes the quilt!

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  8. Your wallhanging is gorgeous.Thanks for sharing!!

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  9. very nice - I like the color theme you chose. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Your fabrics scream Christmas! Love the pillow!

    p.s. Your comment section still has the verification turned on.

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  11. That linen is a gorgeous touch! Love your shabby chic wall hanging!

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  12. Love the red and white on the linen! Gorgeous!

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  13. Great alternative idea and it turned out wonderful.

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  14. I'm glad it worked out. And when the kids love it, then Christmas is a great success!

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  15. Your little village is wonderful! It certainly gives that holiday feeling!!

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  16. Your hanging is beautiful, I love the way it looks in red!

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  17. What a great idea to add the pieced border! Love your wall hanging!

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  18. How wonderful that the kids think this is your sking place. What memories it will have when they look at this. I like it and since I really don't do pillows the ideal of it being a wall hanging is nice. Great job!
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  19. I like the fabric that you chose for this and making it a wall hanging, great idea. Every time I make a pillow my DH claims it.

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  20. The fabrics are perfect for this pillow/wall hanging and I like the linen background. Adding the scrappy border was just the right touch! blessings, marlene

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  21. Really like your color scheme and outer border with the scraps! So cheery!

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  22. Your border is such a great addition to that cute pillow. I love the colors! It's so cute that your kids thought it was like a favorite spot of theirs. Love it!

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  23. Fabulous wallhanging! I love the scrappy borders!
    I'm sorry to hear it's still raining with you - we've had a dry day (so far!!)

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  24. Red and white is perfect...thanks for sharing!

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  25. The Quilting is pretty and love that you did a wallhanging

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  26. Very pretty, reminds me of peppermints with the red and white! :)

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  27. love your Holiday Lane! The border is adorable!

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  28. Bright, happy and refreshing!

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  29. It looks so pretty and I like your patchwork border.

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  30. I like the mixed fabrics as your border. Thanks for being in the hop.

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  31. Hi!!! It is very pretty!!!! Thanks for the fun!!!

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  32. Your pillow turned out wonderful. Like the patchwork border.

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  33. It is snowing here while I am writing this here in Canada. Your idea to make a wall hanging is a good idea. I like the fabrics you chose.Good job

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  34. Very pretty village. Love the button details. Thanks for sharing. The word verification may keep this from posting. After 3 tries, if it doesn't work, I won't try again.

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  35. Celine...love the reds and whites. The scrappy border is a great idea instead of the flange and makes a beautiful wall hanging. Love the heart buttons...'home is where the heart is'. Thank you for sharing your time and inspiration with us today. Happy stitching, Pauline

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  36. Cute wall hanging and I love your border!! Well done :^) Martha

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  37. I love your border! Plain, boring borders are, well, boring! Yours just invites you in to the center of your wall hanging! Thanks for sharing the fruits of your labor and creativity with us!!!

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  38. Love the red and white theme to your Holiday Lane pillow! It will make a lovley wall hanging! Thanks for sharing.

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  39. Love your colors and especially the pieced border. Sew cute.

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  40. Rosemary B here:
    REally nice. Love the fabric very much and the colors. Just lovely flange too
    thank you for sharing

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  41. I love red!!! This would definitely add cheer to any house. I love the way you pieced the flange. Very creative. Thanks for sharing.

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  42. Today seems to be the day for 2 color pillows - black & white, blue & white, red & cream - I really like the way those colors are coming together. Your frame for the wall hanging is just perfect! Hugs for the sweet little people who looked and enjoyed your project as much as I am. :)

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  43. I love the linen sky and the pieced border ... I don't think I've ever met a 2-color scrappy quilt I didn't love and your red and cream village is delightful!

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  44. Love your pillow but love, love your border!

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  45. I love red and white so much that I did all my decorations this year in those colors with only a touch of green. Might be making me one of these. Thanks for sharing. Judy C

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  46. Love the red and white! The border you made is just perfect for it, too. Thanks for sharing your talents!
    Jill

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  47. Wow, Celine! It is thirty eight degrees Celcius here in Melbourne today... but just as chaotic.
    How have you been since Blogtoberfest? I just wanted to let you know that I’m hosting another (albeit gentler and more introspective) blog challenge over the month of December called #reverb12.
    Would be so rapt if you joined us!
    There’s a little giveaway too. :-)
    Details here: http://isawyoudancing.blogspot.com.au/p/reverb12.html
    Take care
    Kat xxx

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  48. Your wall hanging is gorgeous!! I love it!!

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  49. What a pretty wall hanging. I like the squares that you used as a border, and the little buttons too.

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  50. I absolutely love your choices in fabric. This makes me want to make another one! Thanks for sharing.

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  51. What a cute wall hanging and I love the3 scrappy border. Thanks for sharing.

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  52. I like your red and cream colour scheme. The wall hanging is very cute!

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  53. Your wallhanging is beautiful. I love the beautiful scrappy border.

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  54. Gorgeous wallhanging Celine. I had to laugh about the weather because it was nearly 40 degrees C here yesterday! ONly 28 degrees toady LOL.

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  55. This is gorgeous! It's amazing how different they all look. I do love your color combinations!
    Karen

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  56. Lovely! You do beautiful work.

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  57. The perfect post to rejuvenate under our Tuesday Archive Christmas theme!!!

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  58. I'm not normally a big fan of quilted houses, but this little village is just perfect for Christmas.

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