Sunday, December 2, 2012

Tree Skirt

Last year I didn't put up your traditional Christmas Tree but this year Sam and I are off and we are having Christmas dinner on Boxing Day at my house. I thought that a traditional Christmas tree would be more appropriate (fake one). I dusted it off from the basement and it is up and decorated.
I had made a tree skirt for my grandparents tree from a class I took many years ago at the Quilters Stash. It is a really pretty teal, beige and white, I chose non-traditional colors. I headed to the Quilters Stash looking for an easy pattern that I could follow by the pictures and that I could use the many fat quarters that I have as the fabric. With the help of Maureen I left with the easiest pattern ever.
I searched through my fat quarter stash and picked some Christmas and winter patterns and others that were just pretty.

I then used a template to cut wedges which brought me to this point. I had 8 sections that looked like this...

I had the perfect material for the border, I had bought this fabric in the US at some point this summer and was saving it for the perfect project, I found that perfect project. 
Each wedge had a border sewn on which was much easier then sewing on one big curve border.

I finished the project quickly and because this pattern was so easy I was able to finish it in a few days. 

Of coarse then I had to put up my Christmas Tree in order to see what my tree skirt looked like under the tree, and damn it looks amazing, I have never had a tree skirt and it does finish the tree. 

Merry Christmas Everyone!

I ordered some Melly and Me patterns and I am waiting for them in the mail, I plan to make a gift for my friends baby for Christmas....that's the plan as of today.


  1. I love your tree skirt! What a great and fun idea!

  2. I have to say that I love that tree skirt! great idea with the border and I love the colors as well. nice job Val, your tree looks beautiful.