Tuesday, April 2, 2013

12 Months Of Christmas...Christmas Tree Skirt


You may remember that Linda, Tracey and I (and a number of you lovely readers, too) embarked on a journey at the beginning of this year to create a Christmas project each month?


My January went well with some cute little ornaments, and then I moved on to a Christmas Tree Skirt for February. Well, let me tell you, the Christmas Tree Skirt took a tad (no, actually a LOT) longer than I was anticipating :)

The girls and I got together last Saturday to work on our March project, a Christmas tablerunner. Linda's is coming along beautifully, and she has not one, but several, in production! GO LINDA!


Tracey decided to make a little square tablerunner, and cut hers out on the day using some Kate Spain fabrics...very very pretty! I see on Instagram today that she is currently stitching down the binding...GO TRACEY!


And me? Well, despite having all my fabrics, pattern etc sorted for my tablerunner, I decided to plod along on my Christmas Tree Skirt...which has now become a Christmas Tree Mat :)

After completing all my house stitcheries, I had decided to make these little corner triangles from the script fabric, and then proceeded to cut it all out ...with the writing going in  all the wrong directions! ! Don't you just hate that? So I reached into my stash and luckily found some green to replace it...phew!

 Rather than waste the script fabric, I fussy cut the words and blanket stitched them onto the scalloped edging...which I LOVE more than the original idea as it turns out  ;)


I didn't have enough words for every single scallop, but liked the idea of doubling up at the corners and then placing them in every second scallop along the edges.


It's taken me most of the long weekend and a whole lot of Easter eggs,  but I put the final quilting stitches into it this afternoon, and TA DAH...

...it's finished! I'm really very pleased with how it all came together in the end, and can't wait to pop my Christmas tree on top of it on December 1st :)

Now...onto my Christmas tablerunner :)

TTFN xxx


12 comments:

Chookyblue...... said...

nice.......and great to see you stitching instead of scrapping.......

Noela said...

I think your Xmas Tree skirt look wonderful. I especially like what you have done with the words around the edge. You should be really happy with this finish. Hugs.......

Tracey said...

Just beautiful Susan and well worth all that work. I am jealous now, I want one.
Love me :-)

laurajane said...

It's beautiful,so you should be pleased with it.
You're a multi talented girl.
Xx

dawn said...

Susan, it's beautiful and so fun. I LOVE LOVE everything you did on it. Making me want to have one too!! Great job on getting it all done and adding those scallops really make it even more beautiful. It's been fun wathing you on IG with the peeks so thanks for showing the whole thing for us here. TOTALLLY AWESOME!! Give yourself a pat on the back for me.

Sandi said...

Looks great Suzi, I have been so slack and havent finished mine yet...the top is done, just not quilted...and I have gone so far as to pick a pattern for my tablerunner...oh well I will just have to sew in my sleep...love your one...the scallop edges look great by the way..

Hope said...

Yay! Well done you, and nice save with the corners - I love what you did with the scallops to use the fabric instead, great idea.

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

such a lovely finish. well done

Deb R said...

Looks wonderful!!! I love the scattered words!!

Nicky said...

Absolutely stunning! Such a lot of work, but well worth it for a beautiful finish....

shez said...

wow love yours i have made this also,well done.xx

shez said...

love the words its nice to be stitching with friends.xx