For the first time in what seems like forever I was able to indulge in a full day of uninterrupted sewing! I feel energized!
I worked on the snowflake Christmas tree skirt I mentioned a few weeks ago.
The photo doesn’t do the fabrics justice. The green isn’t a plain little dot on green background. There are swirls and gold stars in there! The light fabric has faint holly and gold speckles.
How big should a Christmas tree skirt be? This measures 42.5” side to side, or 49” point to point. I had planned to add a border in a different green, but the skirt already seems so big on the wall that I hesitate. I really don’t want to dig out my Christmas tree to test it, but that might be what I need to do! I plan to write a pattern for this one and I want it to be a size that people can use. I suppose it all depends on the tree, and I could make the borders optional. Skinny trees could skip the border, and fuller trees could keep it.
Then there’s the question of a hole in the center. How big should that be? I suppose I could offer options there too. Decisions, decisions!
While I decide, I’ll back up to fall from Christmas. I have finished writing the pattern for Autumn Moons and 4 lovely quilters have tested the pattern for me. I have pictures to share next time! I’m always surprised at how fabric choice changes the feel of a quilt, and I love every variation!