Sunday, December 5, 2010

Christmas Tree Skirts

I've been busy for the last couple of weeks making Christmas tree skirts.  The Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild challenge for November was Christmas projects, so I made one skirt, then two, and now I'm up to 5.

Big Packages

The first one features fabric that I was too embarrassed to use up to now.  It got a good laugh when I showed it at the VMQG meeting.  The band I'm in had our 20th anniversary concert the end of November, and I put the tree skirt quilt into the silent auction we had during the concert and it went to $150!!  The yellow centre has spelled out in nice printing, "Dear Santa, Please bring me BIG Packages this year."

I got an 6 sided one pieced too.  It just needs to be quilted.

Then I did a star shaped one, but made it so complex that it took a while to get it pieced. 

Next is the start of an argyle one, that may end up as a table topper rather than a tree skirt.  I'll have to figure out who to give it to and what they would probably prefer.

Today, all day, I went from start to finish piecing a Christmas Tree Christmas Tree Skirt.
I put together a tutorial on how to make it.  Just click on the Tutorial link on the top of the right side column.  Let me know if you try it and let me know if I need to make anything clearer.
My inspirations for this skirt are: