Christmas Tree Skirt
UPDATE 10/2015: A pattern is being written and tested and will be available for purchase towards the end of October for this tree skirt.
Well, here it is! I hope it was worth all the suspence. I knew right away that I wanted to make a tree skirt, but I wanted to do something new and unique and spent a lot of time thinking this over. Normally, i'm the kind of person that would do a round tree skirt, because that's the kind of person I am (kind of traditional), but I saw an older tree skirt somewhat similar to this idea and thought "why not" and just went for it. I wrote everything down and drafted it all out on the computer, so i'm contemplating putting a pattern together for the shop...but I wasn't sure if it was something that was worth my time to do... At any rate, I love creating new patterns and had such a great time creating this. I just hope my partner loves it, too! I have one or two more things I want to make before I send this off. So just a little longer, partner.
I need to get a few more close up photos to share, as I did some different quilting in each of the squares. The trees have outline quilting (hard for me to do on the longarm) and then stippling to fill in. The log cabin blocks are stitched 1/4" from the edges of each "log" and the center star of the quilt has lots of little swirls. I constructed the top, quilted it and then cut out the hole and opening after I was done. made it less fiddly that way. It took me WAY longer to binding it than I thought it would. Way longer. It looks deceptively quick. :)