Friday, December 2, 2011

Tree Skirt

December means lots of making going on, very little time to blog about it. Also, blogging is not exactly discreet this time of year. So I'm gonna be sporadic and undependable around here, but you guys are used to that shenanigry. Here's one more gift I gave early though. It's a tree skirt I made for our bestest friends, Edie and Nathan. (By the way, if you are looking to get married in Ohio, he takes pretty fantastic pictures of such things. I'm just saying.) We have a Thanksgiving dinner with them every year, either the weekend before or after the holiday, so I gave it to them then.





The fabric is that linen I always use, plus a couple of Cloud 9 Nature Walk prints from the shop. I've always thought that collection could be very Christmasy. The trim is also from the shop, it's pre-made bias binding from Moda Bella solids that you can buy off the roll by the yard. Greatest thing ever. It's a bazillion times softer than the pre-made stuff you can get at bigger chains. Although you now I love making bias tape, when you just need a nice solid one, this is a life-saver.



They just re-did their Christmas decorations last year to be all red-and-brown-woodsy-looking, so I think it works pretty well under their tree. I kind of want to make one for myself and everyone I know now, but that probably won't make the cut this month. At the top of the list next is a stocking for Elsie, and I plan on knocking this one off. Fun, right? Happy Christmas sewing!
















13 comments:

  1. I made Oliver & S Pj's for Aria over the weekend and thought of you. Gosh, cutting out the pieces is such a pain compared to quilt cutting, but the sewing was smooth sailing. It was my first Oliver & S and def. a good experience!

    P.S. Cute stocking=to-be!

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  2. So cute! I bought some fabric last weekend to make one too because ours is an awful hand-me-down, but I haven't gotten started yet. Here's hoping mine turns out half as well.

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  3. So pretty! I never thought of those prints as Christmasy but they so are, now that I see this. :) What are the measurements of the panels? I'd love to make my own tree skirt, even if it's not until next year. :)

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  4. Great tree skirt - and what a fun stocking idea!

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  5. Very sweet! Love the colors - very modern and clean. Good stuff here, J.

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  6. The skirt suits the tree perfectly! And yes, adorable stocking. :)

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  7. So cute! And I can vouch for the fantastic photos he takes. (9-16-11 wedding at Krippendorf Lodge)

    My husband and I still have our oddball collection of ornaments and I'm not sure I would want it any other way. However, a scrumptious tree skirt to pull it all together? Sign me up!

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  8. I'm still hoping to get a tree skirt made for my sister, but since I haven't even started, it may be a 2012 gift. Or maybe there will be a Christmas miracle. ;)

    Your tree skirt looks awesome! I agree that the line you used looks sort of Christmas-y, without being overly so.

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  9. really cute tree skirt! i was just telling my husband yesterday that i wanted to make a new one to replace our target cheap-o, but it's not happening this year... ;)

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  10. I absolutely LOVE this! It's tree skirt perfection.

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  11. i love it! the balance of color and prints-it's a great, i'm sure they'll use it for years and years!

    ok, newbie question for you...thinking about my new years goals...and i'd love to join a bee or two. how did you find open bees to join (by the way, your blocks were great, and you are awesome-no more negative self talk,'k?)...i'd love to hear how you got started.

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