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Monday, November 5, 2012

Christmas Creativity has begun

Well actually the creative juices on this one started way back last January when my Stepmom asked me if I could make her a new modern tree skirt.  I had been eyeballing "The Hood" by Brioni Greenberg in the Fat Quarterly Holiday 2010 editionbecause Faith had featured it on her blog Fresh Lemon Quilts.  I am loving how it turned out.  I really want to makeone for myself, however it is not on the top of my to do list, so we will see if it actually happens.  My husband did say that we can go cut a tree down this year so I am really excited.  We will see it might just happen.  For now I can just drool over this one.  

I had enough scraps in the scrap baket to make all of the little houses.  I pulled some of the green for the trees from my charm pack swap fabrics I received.  

I love how all of the pebbling turned out even though it took many days to finish I love how it looks like it is snowing.  I used double wide bais tape that my lovely friend Cat gave me to bind it off.  This is the first time I have attached the binding by hand.  I sewed it onto the front and then hand stitched it to the back.  

One Christmas present down.... 100 to go.   Well actually that is an exaggeration but not to far off.


  1. Wow that looks great Shawn! You did an outstanding job. Patty

  2. I love that the quilting looks like snow! Cool. And we must have been in the same charm swap, I recognize green fabric I contributed!

  3. The tree skirt is absolutely gorgeous. I find you via flickr and just became a follower.