Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Christmas Quilts Past, Part 2

This is our Christmas tree skirt, another early quilt project.  We moved into this house in 1997 and I think I made it that year or the next.  I used a pattern but can't locate it now.  I know I enlarged it from the original, I think by making 8 hearts instead of 6 and placing them on the perimeter of a larger circle of fabric. 

 
The hearts were made using the easy "stich and flip" method for the patchwork, then I hand embroidered along the seams; nothing too difficult given my limited embroidery skills.  You can see in the photo above, there is slit (top of photo) that allows you to place the tree skirt around the base of the Christmas tree while the binding around the inner circle has ties at each end to hold it in place. 


I am concerned that this might not hold up well if washed but we've used it every year since I made it and I haven't needed to wash it yet.  



2 comments:

Kyle said...

It's like greeting old friends when we bring out our older quilts and projects. Thanks for sharing.

karen said...

Cute tree skirt, & cute corgi. Two of my favorite things....dogs & quilts.

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