Monday, December 30, 2013

Christmas Tree skirt.

 My daughter in law Sarah said she would like a tree skirt for Christmas. I searched the Internet, pinterest and google but didn't find anything I liked. I remembered I had bought a book and I thought it might have one in it. The book is Adoration Quilts by Rachel W. N Brown published by That Patchwork Place. I notice on the inside cover it said Julie Feldhaus 2006! This is the first thing I made from it. The pic above was taken in Aug, and the last pics were taken on Christmas day after it had been finished for a few hours!!!
 I bought the fabric for the background at the Pin Cushion in Mitchell. All the rest came from my stash.
 I really did love having a project to work on in the evenings while watching TV. I hand button hole stitched around each piece. Except one of the angels halo I notice as I was quilting it no button hole stitch on it, so I just stitched it down as I quilted. Cheater Cheater!!!!
 There are 28 sheep and it was so fun picking out fabric for them. I figured back then they didn't have purebred sheep so they are all colors!!

 I quilted some of the panels as a quilt as you go but some had to be sewed together because there was a donkey or a goat on the seam. If I ever make another one I think I will put it all together and then quilt it. Plus I will read the instructions real good!! And that's all I have to say about that:)
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 I hate when the pictures are one way on my pictures and then I load them to here and they do that....
 One of my favorite sheep.



Here it is all done hey!!!!
Next time it's my gifts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!JMF

3 comments:

Sara said...

That tree skirt is absolutely spectacular. Heirloom quality project. Wow!

Moneik said...

Such an amazing tree skirt. My mom made a log cabin type one that I simply love, so I haven't found the need to replace it.

Ranch Wife said...

That is the prettiest tree skirt I've ever seen! What a treasure and what a really, lucky daughter in law!