Tuesday, November 11, 2014

A Timely House Warming Gift

I'm so happy for my sister, Marianne!
She and her husband just bought their first house.
There are four sisters in my family. We are all different and still, in a lot of ways, very much the same.
Marianne, is truly a traditionalist in her color preferences and her decorating sense. A Christmas tree skirt should make a great house warming gift for her.
This Kansas Troubles, Holiday Medley has been in my stash for a while waiting for just the right home. I think I found it. The tree skirt is 49"x 49" and I used a pattern by Sweet Jane named Oh Christmas Tree. I did the straight line quilting myself. The binding was my first try at a machine binding. It looks great but I still think I like the relaxation that I get by hand sewing better.

The project came together pretty quickly. It could  easily be done in a weekend, especially if you use pre-cuts.

Hmmm, what next?