working early on a tree skirt

It might be early to start on a Christmas project,
but I have a tendency to run out of time later in the season,
so maybe this year, my Noel quilt will be actually ready on time....

It has been a while since I worked on a quilting project,
well a not paper pieced project!

(I need to remove the blue marking guide line!)

A couple of weeks ago, I visited my local quilt store,
and just could not stop admiring their new Christmas collection,
and this book: Simply Modern Christmas, by Cindy Lammon.

I had not purchased a quilting book in years,
I found most of them too easy or not my style, I guess I was not inspired by them,
I see so many more inspiring designs and quilts on blogs.
(and I have a lot of quilting books from many years of "collecting")
Well this one was different, not too easy but nothing challenging either,
it felt ...right!

So I chose some fabric from Moda Winter's lane,
added some quilting linen that I had been saving
( I decided to use the good stuff right away instead of waiting!)
and some Christmas fabric from last year (Blitzen from Basic Grey), 
the one is used on my reindeer pillow.

I set out to make a tree skirt, simple and modern.
The explanations are quite good and easy to follow,
very little diagonal piecing, just for the large background pieces.

So here it is so far.
It has been pieced and quilted,
now I need to cut the circle at the center 
(quite a shame since it matches up so nicely in the center!)
and make/sew all the binding.
I am going for a wide binding, the point on the chevron is very small,
I did manage to align everything pretty nicely except for the edge,
so a little cheating is necessary....
I think it will be OK,
let's just not mention it anymore!

Happy sewing! 

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


  1. Wow! It is so pretty! I can't imagine cutting it up...I would think that would be hard, but in the end you will have a gorgeous tree skirt.

  2. Super Cute! Winter's Lane is my favorite line in a long time. I hadn't thought of putting it with Basic Grey from last year. I have some of that still. Great tree skirt.

  3. What a gorgeous tree skirt! Beautiful job!

  4. What a beautiful tree skirt. I couldn't imagine cutting into it, though, to create a circle for the tree. I'd probably convince myself to make it a wall hanging or something. Nice work!


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