I finished a new tree skirt out of a Christmas fabric strip set I had. I had to wait for Builder Bob to get our little skinny tree out of the storage building and when I brought it in the house…..the cats went crazy!
I am entering this in the 2012 Christmas quilt show – be sure and check out all the other neat things people have made. Deadline is the 30 of November if you would like to enter.
I forgot all about the fact that the cats love to climb up on the tree so we usually put 2 bricks on the base to hold it, we just used a couple oak logs for now and you can see the tree skirt should have been a little bigger. Normally it would fix perfectly and this will probably go to my daughter’s house.
The kitties are finally over their fascination with the tree….I took the pictures Monday planning to get a post up but there have been too many things going on while we got ready for my dad’s surgery.
He will be having his surgery today, the 29th of November…..double bypass and a heart valve replacement. If everything goes well he will be in the hospital 6 to 10 days so I’ll be spending a lot of time there.
Originally I planned to make a Christmas quilt and had this on my design wall for the last couple of weeks.
I showed it to my daughter at Thanksgiving but she didn’t sound interested in a small Christmas quilt so……I cut it into a circle and made a tree skirt. There wasn’t much waste.
After I cut it into a circle……kind of a rough circle…..I quilted it. Then I trimmed it to make a better circle and cut a slit and a circle out as shown below. Then I used bias binding.
You can find out more about the quilt pattern I used for this tree skirt by checking out my Intertwined by the River quilt post.