I did manage to take photos of the tree skirts before I mailed them off. I love the traditional red and green. I made two skirts from these fabrics:
I quilted all of the tree skirts in a medium density meandering pattern. I have to say that when I make one for myself (more on that later) I think I’ll do some straight line quilting. It would take longer, but I think it would really be stunning.
I also made a skirt from all of my favorite green Christmas prints. Green has always been one of my favorite colors, but usually I lean more toward the bright citrusy greens. This combination of prints was so calming and oh-so-very Christmassy. I love it!
I decided to make this skirt reversible by using this fantastic plaid fabric on the back. It just reminds me so much of some of the Christmas skirts my mom would make for me when I was little. Plaid and Christmas just go together, don’t they?
The plaid fabric is “plaid green” from the “My True Love Gave To Me” fabric line. It’s designed by Erin McAllister for Benartex. You can find some here, or try your local quilt shop.
This reversible tree skirt is available in my etsy shop. The pattern for these tree skirts is also available – here, here, or here.
I was looking at what’s left of the Christmas fabrics at my local shop and I’ve decided that I want a silver and red skirt for my own tree. Right now I have a store bought (*gasp!*) tree skirt. Oh it’s not that bad, but when I took photos of these skirts I realized how much better a handmade quilted tree skirt looks.
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