November 27, 2013

Have A Holly Jolly Tree Skirt!

It's the end of November,
and I no longer feel even the least bit funny about
stitching up something Christmas-y every month!

This month I finished a bigger project...


Here's Andy's pattern cover,
featuring a Christmas tree and everything.

{My tree is NOT up yet.}


For my version,
I used fabrics from Kate Spain's In From The Cold collection.
I chose 6 prints for the front of the tree skirt.

{Little Ginger photo-bombed me, under the table.}


At the end of the day,
I had my tree skirt top all pieced together.
Here it is, spray-basted and ready for quilting.


After another day,
I had the tree skirt all quilted,
and the binding was even finished.


On the back, and for the binding,
I used a red and white snowflake print
from the same fabric line.

{I'm so glad I have some yardage left over to make something for myself.}


I really love that cookie print,
reminding me of family cookies from Christmases past.


And these cocoa cups look like the ones my great-grandma
used in her restaurant...in my mind's eye, anyway.

{OK...her cups were solid white with green stripes,
but they were the same shape as these cups.}


The little label on the back will remind Val that I made this,
just for her.


It was easier than I expected to attach the binding
to all of the angles of the giant hexagon.


I chose to make ties from the binding fabric,
but you could use ribbon, too, as the pattern suggested.


Have a Holly Jolly Christmas!
Stop by soon for a wrap-up of my
Christmas projects from 2013.


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17 comments:

  1. I LOVE it!!! Very cute and looks like it could be smaller or larger by adding or taking away rows! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. So lovely!
    Greetings from Finland! :)
    Ulla's Quilt World
    Hugs, Ulla

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  3. You are going to have a lovely decorations around the house for sure.

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  4. Sew Pretty! Val will love it, I am sure! Those fabrics are gorgeous and I really appreciated your honesty while describing the cocoa cups! I giggled!!!

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  5. I love that fabric line and it's perfect for your tree skirt! Bravo on getting that done before Thanksgiving!
    Julie @ The Crafty Quilter

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  6. This will become a holiday keepsake for Val, I am sure! It is just beautiful! And so fun to look at the different fabrics! She will adore it!

    Susie

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  7. Luky Val! Nice work, perfect project and your fabrics again, what can I say more!!

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  8. Well don.It`s just awesome.Sure she will be delighted!

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  9. This is so cute! You did an amazing job! Where did you get your labels??? Love them!

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  10. So adorable, Amy!! And you can never go wrong with making anything using Kate Spain's fabric!! I love this!!

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  11. No wonder you feel jolly! That was a jolly good job and so festive. I bet your tree is enjoying it too. Love those fabrics too.

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  12. And you got tagged by Kate Spain!!! You go girl!!!

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