Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Have you noticed? It's December.

Guess it's time to start decking the halls! I got out Luke's advent calendar last night, and I finished sewing the binding on my Christmas tree skirt while watching the season finale of Sons of Anarchy. (Love that show, but I'm so glad it's over! I don't have the emotional fortitude to watch any more.)

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I fell in love with this tree skirt pattern from MamaCJT. I love the way it turned out!

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I've been collecting green and red fabrics for the last few months. I used some Sparkle All the Way, gnomes from Holiday Happy, and even a little Tufted Tweets. The buttons (my favorite) are from Alexander Henry's Sew Christmas. I have lots of fabric left over. I think I see a Christmas quilt in my future! (Someone please remind me that I don't have time to make a Christmas quilt this year.)

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I echo quilted around the trees...

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...and did some loopy quilting in the red parts. I've never done loops before, and I definitely should've practiced first! Oh well.

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I was little nervous about the binding because, well, it looked tricky. I used Tracey's (very clever) continuous binding tutorial and Krista's tips for creating the scallops, and it looks pretty good!

I suppose there's nothing left to do but put up the tree!

20 comments:

Elizabeth D. said...

This looks awesome, I love the trees on your skirt, they are just adorable. Great work :)

Carolyn said...

It's amazingly beautiful!!

carol said...

It turned out marvelous!! Bravo and I bet you have enough red and green left for another tree skirt for someone, huh?

Sarah Craig said...

That is really cute! What a creative design!!

Robin said...

sure, you have time to make a Christmas quilt. It is only the 1st.
this is beautiful. you won't want to put any presents under the tree to cover it up.

Dana - Old Red Barn Co. said...

The tree skirt is amazing!

traceyjay said...

love it Katie! :)

so cute! :)

Kris said...

Nice job! I love that pattern too!

Tammy said...

Wow that is so cute!

The Christmas Tree skirt that is under my tree was made by your mom...

Anne at Film and Thread said...

That is just stunning! The presents will need to be set away from the tree so everyone can just sit and admire your skirt!

Leslie said...

your tree skirt looks so great!!! i love those trees

Meghan said...

That is really really pretty!!! I need a tree skirt but don't think I will have time this year, but yours makes me re-think my decision.

Leah said...

This. Is. Amazing. I love all of the fabrics together. Yeah, how would you ever put presents on it?! There's no way you can cover it up.

Lois Evensen said...

Very, very nice! What a beautiful tree skirt.

Kati said...

That is so cute. You did a great job.

Cara said...

Your tree skirt is so cheery!

Stephanie said...

Wow! That is AMAZING! I love it.
(You don't have time to make a Christmas quilt. I'm sensing a real role reversal here. Remember the spaghetti-and-clipboard-making lunch?)

Anonymous said...

I live the tree skirt. You are remarkable - so talented.

Grandma

happy zombie said...

ADORABLE! And love that you have some Holiday Happy in it!

audreypawdrey said...

I love, love, love this tree skirt! It is gorgeous. I am bookmarking this for next year when we have a bigger tree.:)