Creating Christmas - Patchwork Tree Skirt

 Creating Christmas at The Girl Creative  
It's Day 2 of  Creating Christmas at The Girl Creative.  If you missed my day one, check it out here.  What have you been making?

A good 20 years ago, I made a tree skirt for my mom for Christmas.  The previous one she had made but it was ruined in a minor basement flood.  I'm pretty sure she's still using the one I made; 5 feet in diameter made from 9 inch blocks and reversible.  Then a few years back, SisterBaby asked me to make her one for Christmas.  When I was visiting, we shopped for a variety of Christmas fabric, enough to make one for each of us... after all, if I'm going to make her one, I might as well make myself one right?

Flash forward to the present, and I'm still getting requests for them!  Bummed that I forgot to take a picture of the one I just shipped off...  I now keep a zip lock bag of pre-cut squares... whenever I have scraps of Christmas fabric, I cut the squares and tuck them into the bag until I'm ready to make another one. 

Below is the one I made for myself, SisterBaby's matches mine. We started with the penguin fabric and went from there.  Our Grandma Marj loved penguins and we liked the blues, this is the fun kid friendly side:
I like to make the backside one fabric, a bit more traditional.
 Both sides:
Tree skirts aren't just for Christmas anymore... I've been giving them for wedding gifts the past few years... and according to O-man it makes a great cape... I just can't get a good picture of him wearing it!

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1 comment:

Jill said...

Love this patchwork tree skirt Emily! Great job!

Jill @ Creating my way to Success

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