Monday, April 30, 2012

Christmas Tree Skirt - Finally!

Tree Skirt

If I remember correctly, I started this Christmas Tree Skirt sometime around August 2011. 

That means that this tree skirt took me about the same amount of time to make as it takes for me to make a baby.  Only without the nausea, heartburn and stretch marks. 

Yay for that part anyway, right?

But seriously, I had it cut and pieced and ready to go, but then I decided I should probably get moving on the gifts I was making for other people, including another version of this same tree skirt.

So, as often happens, my own skirt got shoved to the back burner while I created for everyone else.  Sigh.

However, once I put my tree up and saw how ugly and barren it was under the tree, I was determined to get my tree skirt finished and under the tree.  So I pulled it out and got it all finished up to the binding sewn onto the top, but knew that it would take too long to hand sew the binding onto the bottom.  I wanted it hand bound, so I decided to just throw it under the tree with the binding half sewn on and told myself I would sew it on as soon as I took the tree down.  Yeah, right.

Four months after Christmas, it is finally totally complete!

Tree Skirt 2
I really love it.  I have three little boys, so I wanted something that was fun for them to look at.  This has darling snowmen, holly and vintage ornaments all over it.  I also love the vintage feel of the fabric, because when it comes to Christmas, I am all about memories and tradition!  And because of that, I picked all the red and green fabrics, and left out the non-traditional teal and more olive-y green.  I put those in the version I made for my brother, which was intentionally done a little more modern, but just as beautiful, if not more! 

I bought a jelly roll of the same fabric at the same time which I am going to make Christmas stockings with this year.  And now I have my embroidery module so I can embroider names on the cuffs!  I am so excited!

Christmas Tree Skirt Stats:
I followed this tutorial here
Fabric: Fruitcake by Basic Grey (out of print, but possibly still available on Etsy.)
Quilting: stitch in the ditch, done by me.
Started: August 2011
Finished: April 2012

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  1. Beautiful! Makes me want Christmas...

  2. Basic Grey! I was wondering why those snowmen and ornaments looked familiar. It's fabulous of course. Wish you'd taken a picture of the one you did for Nick.

    1. I did. It's posted under my 2011 projects tab :)

  3. I love this and I love that it took nine months. It's like a gestational tree skirt. :)

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  4. This is beautiful! It's the perfect time to finish a project like this since things just get so hectic around Christmas!

    1. Thank you! As my sister said, I should look at it not that I finished it 4 months late, but rather that I finished 8 months early :)


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