Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Someone's got a new skirt

After re-doing our tree to lime, green, white and red in 2007, I knew the poor tree needed a new skirt.  The victorian one I made in the 80s just wasn't doing the job with all the bright, funky new colors......and the 4 inch ecru lace on the bottom, well, what can I say???  Duh!!  Besides, it was.....glory be......dark green velvet, with pink ribbons!!??  E-gads!!!  

Well, you saw the previews of my sewing the other day with my red and white and green fabrics, so now I can show you the finished product since we've finally had a bit of sun.  I must say that it turned out exactly as I had envisioned it.  (Good thing I still had my original newspaper pattern from all those years ago, huh?  At least it gave me a start.) 
Tree Skirt
Quilting on Tree Skirt
And doesn't it look nice where it belongs????
The tree got a new skirt.

17 comments:

mandy said...

I love it!!! I would REALLY like to see a pic of the old one, though! =)

Karen said...

Carol, this is the most original and gorgeous quilted skirt. You amaze me with all your creativity and talent. I've said it before (and I know I'll be saying it again) you need to turn this into a pattern and sell it! You also could be teaching classes. I know that if I lived near you, I would be one of your 'regulars'. Thank you for the 'eye candy' and the inspiration. Hugs, Karen

Lisa said...

This tree skirt is fabulous!! It has moved into the number one spot of favorite quilted items! Thanks for sharing you brilliance.

Angie said...

I love this!

beth said...

wow!!! I love it! I wouldn't want to cover that one up with gifts!!!

Nancy said...

This will be a pattern...right? I love it!! So pretty and you could any color scheme...
Please, for next year...cause you know I can't get it done for this year...It's beautiful..I would buy it!!

Lisa D. said...

That's the cutest tree skirt ever!

Cole's Corner said...

Carol,
It is absolutely beautiful! I love it!!!

szkornelia said...

This tree skirt is really pretty. I love the shape and the colors too.

Amelia said...

Gee I love your stuff! Looks neat!

Jen said...

Carol, You seriously have to start writing up patterns and selling them. You've got a knack for coming up with unique and beautiful things!! Hey, even if it just brings in a few bucks for quilting!!

sewkatiedid said...

I want one. Seriously. When do we get a pattern?

Mama24Monkeys said...

What a great skirt! One day we will get a nromal sized tree (the last 5 years we use a 2 foot tree-keeping it away from babies & toddlers) and have been looking for a tree skirt I want to make for it, yours has made it directly at the top of my list. I hope you don't mind me stealing your design :)

Kate/Massachusetts said...

Wow!! It is beautiful! You did a great job!

Dorrie said...

Beautiful! It's so cute. . .I've just peeked at your Flickr. . .your creations are lovely!

Poppyprint said...

Oh! It's so increbibly fantastic! I'm not a green person, but I forced myself to buy a whole bunch for a chinese coin quilt with white background for a friend. Now I have bunches left over and this would be an ideal project to use them!! Darnit, tho, I will have to buy a bunch of fresh reds, all of my stash leans to burgundy - haha LQS here I come! But wait...where can I get your pattern?

Marji said...

I love this, just came across it today following PINS.
This would be perfect for my son and d-i-l.
If you made a pattern I'd be wiling to buy it, because I would like to make something very similar.