Sunday, December 12, 2010

Christmas Tree Skirt

We had a workshop at Back Roads last month and I made this mini-tree skirt. The instructions were for 2 1/2 inch wide strips, but I cut mine 1 1/2 inches. It still made a bigger skirt than I had envisioned. Since mine is for a table, I didn't cut out the center. It is almost flat. I used a collection of fat quarters and a different fabric for the centers. I really like the plaids. I don't think I will ever make another one of these. I'm happy with this one, but making sure everything was precise was a lot of work! The bias binding around the star points was not too difficult, but I still don't know how to do that inner angle. I just jammed the fabric in there and sewed it down. There must be a better way, but I don't know what it is. LOL

Tree Skirt with Cat
Tonks thought I made this for her. The bird feeder is out this bay window and she loves to keep an eye on the world from here. I made this tree skirt thinking that it would look really nice on this bureau. Well, it's a little big, isn't it?

So, I put it on the table. This little tree is one Grammy gave to the kids when they were small. It's a bit of a Charlie Brown tree, but I really enjoy it.

Today I'm cleaning and decorating the house. I've been machine quilting two quilt tops for Christmas presents. Don't quilts look fabulous when they are quilted? These tops have been sitting around my sewing room for several years and now that I am getting them quilted I wonder why I didn't get them finished earlier. I'll post photos as soon as I can.


free indeed said...

You did a great job on it and I too love the plaids! I've made one of these as a quilt as you go method. It was nice, but I think I would change things. I have been asked by a DIL for one next year...will have to hunt out some nice plaids! :)

Margo in Maine said...

It come out so nice....I saw Donna's ...amazing after seeing alll those little pieces...looks really nice under the tree...Merry Christmas!!