Saturday, January 10, 2015

Christmas Tree Skirt Quilted

My goodness - just look at the calendar. It's January 10 and I am well on my way to finishing this tree skirt as my January Goal for A Lovely Year of Finishes - whoohoo!

I got it all quilted yesterday, and it wasn't nearly as bad to quilt as I thought it would be.  It laid fairly flat on the backing and batting, and quilted up like a charm.  Now I just need to cut the batting off, make some binding and get the binding on.

But first, I found some time to 'play'.  There is a lot of extra backing fabric on this, so I'm going to just play with designs and shapes for awhile. Make some mug rugs, or who knows what.  This is the first of my play time creations.  I have 3 more corners to enjoy!

I'm going to change thread colors and go back around/through the flower to make it stand out more. Had a great time making pebbles, although I frequently couldn't quite see where I was going and just winged it. Practice makes perfect. So I continue to practice, practice, practice.

Enjoy your weekend,



  1. LOVE LOVE LOVE! Tree skirt is fantastic, quilting is wonderful and the practicing is the added bonus. Again--you are my HERO!!

  2. It came out beautifully Barb -- good for you! Great job on the quilting.

  3. Nice job getting your January project already finished! Your quilting looks great- how nice to find some time to practice!

  4. Looks lovely! And way to go on a project almost finished already!

  5. What an awesome project and well done for getting stuck into it. Your quilting is amazing, those little extra's will be perfect.


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