Sunday, December 7, 2008

Pieces of Whimsy Tree Skirt

Phew, what a busy weekend it's been. I put up our tree and rearranged the living room furniture. Our friends birthday party on Saturday was so much fun and it was great to see many of our friends. This evening I went over to Quilting Newbies house for some yummy snacks and a good giggle.

Not to brag or anything, but my tree is absolutely huge! My husband picked it up for us from White Rose on boxing day before they went out of business. Of course we did not put it up until the following year and were shocked at how big it is. See at the bottom, you can barely see the tree skirt I made for it.

Which brings me to this, I won an E-bay bid a few years ago on a group of quilting magazines. This magazine is from 2002 and I think I made this quilt about 3 summers ago. The pattern was called "Pieces of Whimsy Tree Skirt".

Honestly, this is my most favourite quilting project I have made so far. It challenged my skills with the curved borders; I almost gave up a few times. I'm so glad I held out and completed it.

I love the colours, and as we all know I'm a sucker for any kind of fabric with "sparkles". The back is white damask fabric with a snowflake pattern. I stitched in the ditch for the top section and stippled the bottom rows.

It really is such a shame that the ginormous tree dwarfs my tree skirt!! Sorry for the grainy pictures, my camera does not really like the night, cause I'm sure it's not the photographer!


Quilting Newbie said...

Your tree looks does your tree skirt. Too bad it is hidden by the tree. I enjoyed your visit tonight. I'm sure we will talk before Christmas but just in case we don't MERRY CHRISTMAS to you and the big man. Also hope you have a great day of Friday!!! :-)

Renee said...

your tree is so lovely. i can't wait til mine is up. that is the sweetest little tree skirt. nice job.