Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Christmas Tree Skirt

The tree skirt tops are done and the batting is cut.

Tree Skirt One

Next on the list is to buy backing. I had a couple of pieces of Christmas Fabric that I thought would make nice backings, only they are short.  I need 3.5 yards of backing fabric to do both tree skirts and of course there is not enough of either one.  I though of doing one on each, but I one does not really match the binding and if the skirt is used in reverse then it will look tacky, so I threw that idea out.  One of the local quilt stores has some 108" backing fabrics and they have a couple of reds and a bright green that would work, so am planning to look those over on Thursday night when I go to my hand work class there.  If not I am thinking I can just get a Kona cotton in green so it will go nicely with the binding fabric which is red.  I have included pictures of the tree skirts laying on the batting with the binding off to the side so you can see how they look at this point and will post them again when they are quilted.

Tree Skirt Two 

Though they both may not be done by Christmas as I have a few other things to get done as well.

1 comment:

  1. Wanda, those tree skirts are really great. They look very difficult to do. Can't wait to see the finish.