Apparently Finishes Come on Fridays.

::: If you still want to put your name in the hat for the Traveling Stash box get to it! Details and entry here. You have until Saturday at 10:am! :::

Ahh, and finally a finish I can share!

Christmas tree skirt tutorial at Sewfrench.com

I started this Christmas tree skirt, for my DIL, way back over the summer. Then it disappeared. I searched high and low for it, could not find it anyway, finally moved on to other projects. Thankfully, it turned up again, just a few weeks ago, all neatly folded, in with a stack of green fabrics. Apparently I had a spell of organization. Go figure.

I cut 8 – 45° triangles, 12″ wide at the base and roughly 15″ tall from fat quarters, scraps, just a variety of fabrics. I then slashed them randomly 3 or 4 times and inserted a 1″ piece of contrasting fabric. With 1/4 inch seam allowances, they ended up being 1/2″ wide, leaving the overall measurements, the same as when I started. I love this metallic fabric with dots! I can’t remember who made it, but I thought it looked a bit like Christmas tree balls! And I thought this was a worthy project to use a bit of this stash on.

Christmas tree skirt

I then trimmed them up again, making sure to keep the angles at 45°. I added borders, on all three sides, cut from 2 1/2″ stripes of a creamy, gold metallic Christmas fabric. For the base, I added a tree stump, pieced into the strip, from a bark looking fabric. I then batted and backed it, then free motion quilted it, to the best of my ability. I cut a slit and then a 6″ circle out of the center, tracing around a CD, added ties and bias bound it in a striped binding.

Now that it’s finished, shipped and received, how will I ever keep my bronze girl warm???

Christmas Tree Skirt tutorial at Sewfrench.com

She gets SO cold this time of year!

Linking up with Amandajean over at crazymomquilts.

Also linking up with:

TGIFF_was here Show-Off-Friday-Button-150x150 A Stitch In Time 2012 11 canigetawhoop whoop

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23 Responses to Apparently Finishes Come on Fridays.

  1. Oh, I absolutely LOVE it!!! 🙂

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  2. Teje says:

    It’s very beautiful Christmas tree skirt but I love it as a cape! Just fantastic! x Teje

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  3. mtetar says:

    Wow! It is beautiful.That is a great idea to use the Tree Skirt as a cape. They’re both some of my line of craft work/ sewing. Thank you for sharing. Best, Mtetar

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  4. tubakk says:

    Yes, this will live in my mind until I’ve made one for myself.

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  5. Janice says:

    I LOVE it! And yes, that metallic fabric is perfect! I love it on your statue. I put mine on as a skirt and my son yelled at me.

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  6. Foster says:

    I like this tree skirt; it’s cheery and fresh!

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  7. Jenniffier says:

    Fantastic! It is so fun and bright.

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  8. I love your tree skirt. Lucky DIL! Thanks for linking up with TGIFF!

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  10. Lily says:

    Really pretty! LOVE it on the mannequin!!

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