I saw this tree skirt on a blog (FreshLemons) last year. This year I found one on Flickr by LolaBlueOcean. Apparently, there was a pattern published in the 2010 issue of Fat Quarterly by Brioni Greenberg. I think all of the variations are adorable. When my daughter asked me to make her a tree skirt, this is the one that popped into my mind. Then she said maybe just blue stars. Really? I showed her the picture on Flickr. She said it looked too complicated.
I decide to make this one for us. We have had the same tree skirt for over 30 years, I think. My mom bought it. It is a weird mix of country and tacky, with two inch wide lace around the edges. But the presents cover it.
I start cutting and placing some of the houses and send my daughter a picture.
She liked it.
So, about 10 hours of work later, her tree skirt is done!
I had a lot of fun making the houses and trees and stars. I even made a house with their name in it next to a Christmas tree.
|The Christmas lights are up early this year because my husband actually did them (for the first time, I think). Aren't they pretty? Well, it is daytime, so not so pretty right now but beautiful at night!)|
|Here is the Christmas tree! I quilted their name onto the blue house.|
|Swirly quilting! I outlined the houses and trees with the darning foot, too.|
|This part will be under the tree, of course.|
|I made wide stripes on the back and used the same fabric for the binding.|
The houses and trees are on my quilt. I just need to sew a backing, baste it, quilt it, and bind it. We will be getting our tree on Saturday. Hmmm... I wonder if there is any chance I will be done?
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