Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Holly Jolly Tree Skirt

For the past few years we have been using a 4 foot tree that Jeff and I have had since before William was born. It is super cute and small, BUT... This year is the first year that we have decided to have a full sized 7ft. tall Christmas tree!!!

I knew I wanted to make a Tree Skirt, and I have had the Holly Jolly Tree Skirt by A Bright Corner in my pattern basket for a little while now.
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So over Thanksgiving weekend I headed out to my absolute favorite local quilt shop, and picked up some Christmas fabric that they had on sale for Black Friday. I used 3 prints from Jingle by Kate Spain, 2 prints from Holly's Tree Farm by Sweetwater, and 1 print was a half yard I had in my stash.
Fabric pull for my #hollyjollytreeskirt

The pattern is very straight forward and easy to understand, and I was able to get the sections cut out and pieced together in one evening.
Progress.... Listening to Christmas music while sewing has been good motivation this evening  #hollyjollytreeskirt #showmethemoda #youngtexanmama

I used this adorable Santa fabric from Joann's for the backing, and I made sure that the seam from where I pieced it was towards the back. That way I could flip it over and use either side if I wanted to. Like always, I quilted with Aurifil thread in an all over loopy pattern. This "quilt" is only the 3rd or 4th one I have done on my new Janome 8900, and I fall in love with my machine more and more every time!
Quilting today! I'm using everyone's favorite @joann_stores Santa's for the backing 🎅🎄😄 #hollyjollytreeskirt #christmasismyfavorite #aurifilthread

Because of all the angles on this hexagon quilt, I made bias binding using another print from Jingle by Kate Spain. I machine stitched it to the front, then hand sewed it to the back.
After an unwanted day off yesterday (thanks a lot food poisoning) I'm finally getting the binding on my #hollyjollytreeskirt ! So excited to finish this up!

I adore how this turned out and I love how festive it looks under the tree. I also love that it is not a traditional circle tree skirt.
So happy that my #hollyjollytreeskirt is finished! 🎄🎅💜😄 #christmasismyfavorite #aurifil #showmethemoda

Here is the tree and everything looking super festive! Whenever my blogging gets sparse, then you can always find me on Instagram for daily updates on what I am working on.

2 comments:

  1. I like it! My tree skirt met it's demise via the dog. You've inspired me to make one.

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  2. How great that it's reversible! So smart, and I really like that Snata fabric from Joann's! Hope you had a lovely Christmas.

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