When I asked my Hubby to help me draw a wedge template to make a Christmas tree skirt, he said, “So…you are in a Christmas spirit this year?”
Hmmm…guilty as charged. The Christmas tree hasn’t been put up and decorated with all the shiny baubles in the last few years.
But the grandbabies are coming on Christmas day this year!
I need the Christmas magic around my house this year. The tree, the baubles, the trimmings, the lights…it is coming out to transform my home into a place of holiday cheer.
I need a tree skirt. A glittery tree skirt.
There are metallic fabrics that have been living in my stash for many a year.
These fabrics are creating a wonderful skirt to dress up the Christmas tree!
Shiny red and green rayon thread is machine quilted on some of the wedges of the skirt.
And gold metallic thread on the other wedges.
I had some trouble with that metallic thread, but encouragement from a few friends, and perseverance pays off!
I rarely make bias binding, so I referenced one of my favorite patchwork books to refresh my memory on the best way to make it.
This neutral fabric with metallic dots wasn’t my first choice for binding, but it was the only fabric in my stash that I had enough of.
The binding turned out to be a nice accent.
The free motion quilting gave the skirt great texture!
There will be cookies this year, too!