Monday, December 19, 2011

Finished Tree Skirt

In the nick of time!  I mentioned yesterday that I had some free time to get this project completed while my husband took the boys to his parents?  Well, Will, my almost 3 year old, jumped off a chair and caught the corner of the coffee table with his forehead.  I had to meet Andrew at urgent care, but luckily they were able to glue it closed and Will was pretty brave, so it was a completely tolerable experience.  When we got home I put the kids in front of the tv for Frosty the Snowman and finally got this project finished.  I know, mom of the year, but, hey, we were getting desperate here!


This tree skirt was inspired by the beautiful baby quilt in the book Scandinavian Stitches by Kajsa Wikman.  I have some photos of the book and my sketches for the plan of this here, if you're interested in the process.  I basically used the idea of blue sky and snowy ground from the baby quilt and then added all the little winter-y objects and critters from her book.  I just love her style. The only thing on here I actually thought of is the bunting the birds are carrying (I know, how original, no one has ever had a bunting on a quilt, ha!).


I used Lizzy House's Pearl Bracelet fabric in red to bind it.  The snow is Kona snow, of course, and the rest is just scraps of everything.  The back is a sheet from target.  I free motion quilted clouds in the blue part, just like Kajsa's baby quilt, and cursive "L's" in the snowy part. 


We are really in need of a new camera, it only was a 5 year old point and shoot to start with (with an unskilled photographer), but all of a sudden the picture quality has gotten awful.  I have a camera on my list, so hopefully Santa will remedy this situation, in the meantime, sorry for the bad photos.


 I am linking up today at Southern Institute for Creative Me Monday!  Thanks!







6 comments:

  1. well, if it's not one thing, it's another, huh ;) glad your guy is ok! and wow wow wow!! this looks fabulous. design, fabrics, details, quilting, birds w/bunting... love. it. all. awesome!

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  2. That tree skirt is gorgeous! I love that book too. Glad your little boy is ok

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  3. Love the tree skirt and the bunting and birds are adorable. So sorry your little guy got hurt and glad it was a pretty easy fix. :) Merry Christmas my friend!

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  4. lOVE, lOVE THIS!! Great job. That's the coolest tree skirt ever!

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  5. Very cute! i am in the middle of our tree skirt. I hope it turns out as pretty as yours.

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