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Tree Skirt

16 Jan

My first FO of 2015! And at least I have a tree skirt forĀ next Christmas.

Details – inspired by this tree skirt from pepperknit, but with some modifications – I started with 7.25″ triangles (no, I have no idea why I picked such a weird size either). Each wedge is made up of 16 triangles. I bought 10 different fabrics but switched around which fabrics repeated in each wedge so I’m pretty happy with the layout. I had a hard time finding 10 fabrics I liked that I thought went well together. If I was going to do it again though, I’d probably throw in some solids because Gregg thinks it’s a little loud.

 

This is it after quilting but before washing – my mom still had her tree up so I was able to take a quick shot of it.

I did straight line quilting an inch from each seam, so I ended up with some nice intersecting lines. I was afraid they’d highlight the spots where my points are a little off but I think it looks fine.

I tried to pick a backing fabric that I thought would work as reversible. The binding on the center isn’t the greatest on this side but I think I could still use it since that part will be hidden by the tree. I used regular 2.5″ straight grain binding and attached it all by machine.

After a wash and dry it ended up 50″ in diameter (flat wedge to flat wedge) which I think is a good size. The wedges ended up 28.5″ along each wide side. I was worried about it running since I didn’t pre-wash and the fabric is all cheapo stuff from Joann’s (because tree skirt, I’m not too worried about it being an heirloom project) but I threw in some color-catchers and it came out fine. I’m quite pleased with this!

Linking up with Finish it up Friday at crazy mom quilts.

 
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