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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Christmas Tree Skirt (reversible) almost finished! and Thanksgiving Prep

Patchwork & quilted tree skirt with ties, reversible.
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My work in progress: I started this tree skirt before Christmas last year. Apparently I created my own layout since I didn't place the parts of the stars in the right positions. Oh well! I am so happy to finally have the binding and ties attached. The ties are black (made from a small Christmas print) to match the back side, which I also chose to design. I finished hand-stitching the binding to the back this evening after a long day of Thanksgiving meal prep. I want to add some machine quilting to the larger spaces now that I have a new machine (purchased after I'd put this together and did the initial quilting on my old, very old machine)! I'm so glad this will be done for our tree this year! How cheerful and homespun it will look.
Close up of what was supposed to be a star :P

****Don't forget to check out my recent interview of 2 designers featured on my previous blog page!****

I spent most of the day cooking the following:
Roasted & flavored pecans & walnuts
Homemade stock for gravy making

Homemade chocolate fudge

For those of you in the U.S., I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day celebration!


  1. Great idea to make it double sided! As for the stars - it's a design feature surely! :)

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Kristy. Yes, it is a design feature, so like many things I make (mixing up the directions). Stop by again!

  2. You have some beautiful festive fabrics to work with here, delightful.

    1. Hi Karen, thanks for stopping by. Aren't fabrics fun to play with?