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Saturday, January 8, 2011

Pineberry Lane

I finished this cross stitch from Pineberry Lane over my Christmas vacation and sewed it into a small pillow.

The striped fabric is from Moda's Hollywood and Vines line. I cut the fabric on the bias so that the ruffle would have a candy cane look. Before I stuffed the pillow, I inserted four layers of quilt batting scraps (two for the front and two for the back) and then stuffed the pillow with polyester fiberfill. The two layers of batting on each side hide any bumps from the fiberfill.

We don't decorate for Christmas with a whole lot of Santa things, but I just couldn't resist this pattern. Aren't the guys in the sleigh just adorable?!

13 comments:

Elizabethd said...

It's so attracive.

Christine said...

It's just lovely, Mary! I love Pineberry Lane patterns too!

Donna said...

It is adorable! I like the way you did the "stipes" for a candy cane look.
Hugs,
Donna

Laura said...

So lovely! I love it!

Audrey said...

You did an awesome job on this pillow and it looks great!!

Sue said...

Mary, that is really very lovely. I enjoy it a lot and I'm like you...don't sew too many things for Christmas.

I love the candy cane border!

Faye Henry said...

Hi Mary... You did lovely work and it is sweet:)
Blessings...

Barb said...

Very sweet, truly I can see why you loved it and you did a beautiful job creating it! Is that on linen it looks like a very fine weave! Good idea with the double layers of batting, it looks so nice, no lumps! Blessings to you my friend!

Rural Revival said...

I love it Mary. It has a real vintage look to it.

~Andrea~

Gumbo Lily said...

I like it!

Kate said...

Something about cross stitch just touches my heart for some reason. I think it reminds me of lots of care and attention that go into each stitch. Love this post!

Dolores said...

So pretty!!!! You did a great job!!!
Hugs,

Linda Stubbs said...

You do such beautiful work~~~~~~~~ lovely!

Hugs.........
me