After 24 Years…We have a Tree Skirt!

I am SO happy!  I FINALLY after 24 years, made a tree skirt.  No…It wasn’t in time for Christmas 2010, but it is ready for Christmas 2011.

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Here’s more good news….I am participating in Patchwork Times, UFO Challenge.  These block were listed as project number 8.  The blocks were part of the Buck a Block program one of the local quilt shops is hosting.  I didn’t purchase the finishing kit and knew I wasn’t planning on making the quilt as the shop suggested…so I knew I needed to come up with something for the blocks.  A few days ago when I was listing all my projects that needed to be finished, I was thinking that I need a Christmas tree skirt….the two ideas, blocks and skirt, just meshed and I am SO glad they did.

The pattern that this is model after is a free internet pattern, Stars All Around Tree Skirt.  It’s designed by Darlene Zimmerman.  Here’s a link to the pattern.  I needed to add fabric to the center star to make it big enough to fit the size of my blocks.  Besides that, I followed the pattern.  It was a quick project that I am so glad to have finished.

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The fabric is French General Rouenneries for Moda.  It is a great line for Christmas projects.

hmmm…now I am going to have to find a project to replace project number 8 for my UFO challenge.  No fear…I totally cleaned my sewing room today and there are PLENTY more projects that need attention.

If anyone wants the buck a block patterns for the stars, drop me a note and I’ll send them your way.  I have another finished project to show you tomorrow….I LOVE days off!

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7 thoughts on “After 24 Years…We have a Tree Skirt!

  1. kaholly

    I’ve never had a tree skirt! But made one for my daughter this year and it was a grand accomplishment. Suppose I should take a picture of it before it gets put away! Love yours. Appreciate the link. I saved it to my favorite places to consider later. Maybe I’ll have a tree skirt for 2011 afterall!! Happy New Year.~karen

  2. Rhanda J

    Hi there! Love your tree skirt. I completed one a few months ago. However, and this is a big however, I couldn’t bare to cut into it to actually make it a tree skirt. So there it sits, on a table, unable to fulfill it’s treeskirt destiny. :) I wonder if it is too late?

  3. Michele

    Contests on a finish and for being so far ahead for Christmas! Last year I finished a Christmas project in May and I was happy to be ahead for the holidays ;)

  4. Dorothea van der Poel

    I love your tree skirt! but the pattern link “Stars All Around Tree Skirt by Darlene Zimmerman” is not good anymore – can you send me a copy by mail? I hope so!! have a nice sunday!

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