So, a couple of years ago, I decided to make a tree skirt.
Up until that point, I’d just wrapped apiece of fabric around the base of the tree. So we weer about to get an upgrade!
The first thing I did was pull out some red and green scraps.
I started playing around and laying them out.
Then–WAY overthinking it–I worked out the math so that my pie slices would be perfect. [Yes, I’m a dork.]
So once I had my placement figured out, I started cutting pieces.
My math worked, who knew!
Once all the pieces were cut, i was ready to sew…
Right after I rethought the middle section and added some black damask in there… yuou know, since this wasn’t looking busy enough as it was??
Then I rethought where I wanted the little houses–maybe scooched down onto the green border a bit?
Okay, so the trick with sewing this–as with most quilts–is to sew the straight sections first, and then piece those together, so you’re not trying to add pieces at corners. So I would sew one complete pie slice at a time before moving on to the next. Once the pie slices were all sewn, I sewed them each together along the straight side, easy peasy. [I left the first slice and the last unconnected, of course, so I could easily slip this around a tree trunk or stand.] Then I added a red ruffled border all the way around.
And that was that!
Umm… but can I just confess something for a moment? I’ve never truly loved it… so I’m thinking of making another. Just as whimsical, hopefully, but perhaps a little less busy?! So, if you love this, keep your eyes peeled for a giveaway (maybe next Nov/Dec?) of one handmade, gently used tree skirt! Wheeee!
So tell me, is your tree skirted? Handmade or store bought? Or perhaps your tree is in a basket or bucket? Tres chic! Do tell!