Wednesday, November 14, 2012

CHRISTMAS TREE SKIRT

I am not putting up a big Christmas tree anymore, and since my daughter in Florida she said she would like this tree skirt, it is getting mailed to her today.

I made this at the first quilting class I ever took.


For years I had tied quilts, or made quillows.  And, I was sewing clothes since I was in Elementary School.  But, all of that was different.  So, when this class was available at a local sewing machine store, I decided to take it.  I signed up with Carol Logue, now a good friend, and picked up a supply list.  It gave yardage amounts and general supplies.  So off I went to find fabrics (the best part, right?).  I wanted an all gold and white tree skirt.  So, I picked up a variety of gold and white fabrics:  satins through cottons. 



Thank goodness Carol did not laugh at me as I came in with my weird variety of "quilting" fabrics.  And, I did get it done.  Even Trudy likes it.  Thanks Carol for being my first quilt teacher.

 
Quilt happy,
Marilyn

7 comments:

Karen Mallory said...

I think is is beautiful Marilyn! My first tree skirt I just kept cutting long triangles from all my Christmas fabrics and sewed them together. Backed it but didn't quilt it.
hugs Karen

Needled Mom said...

It looks beautiful and I love the prairie points around it.

hetty said...

Beautiful Marilyn! The first tree skirt I made took me almost 10 years to finish. Sorry I wasn't able to leave a comment yesterday. I think Blogger was mad at me. Nothing worked. But today everything seems to be alright again.

creativedawn said...

Gorgeous first project! It really glows...I like it too! Trudy looks so cute sitting there. Are you sure she is going to let it go? Lol...

hugzzz
Pam

Cloudy Stitches said...

Wow I've never seen one before and I like it but I'm not sure if 10 years ago you had a stick figure cause that waist looks aweful small from here...

Cloudy Stitches said...

Wow I've never seen one before and I like it but I'm not sure if 10 years ago you had a stick figure cause that waist looks aweful small from here...

Barb said...

I lov eyour Tree Skirt.....truly I do.