On to part two of the new Christmas patterns! The Wonderland Tree Skirt!
This pattern has two different looks: wonky or straight piecing and two options for fabric choices- a variety of fat quarters or a two tone look.
It’s very fast to piece and finish. You know what that means? You can make one and still have plenty of time for other Christmas crafting!
Mary Anne, who was a tester for this pattern, is to be thanked a million times over. She gave me some excellent feedback on the bias binding instructions and I was able to adjust the illustrations and instructions so that it was a better fit for the pattern. I cannot stress enough how great it is to have people who will be thorough and detailed in their pattern testing feedback. I am one lucky lady to have the testers that I do.
One of my favorite things about the pattern is the button closure. It is much more easy than you imagine and keeps the skirt from shifting around under the tree. And really? Isn’t picking buttons part of the fun anyway?
There are a few strips left over after piecing the top and I ended up offering an additional set of directions in the pattern to make this bonus table topper. It’s so easy to make. Use some Insul-bright instead of batting, and you’ve got an instant spot for hot dishes on your table!
My friend Angela Walters did the quilting on the tree skirts. I love how it shows up in the shot cotton two tone sample!
The photography is all from my friend Sarah Sorell. Working with friends and supporting their businesses is a major part of why I love doing what I do. They are so talented!
If your Christmas tree is in meed of a quick spruce up, you can find the pattern at many of the stores listed on my Patterns page, under “Where to Buy.” If you are looking for an online source, Pink Chalk Fabrics carries my whole line.I’d love to see one when you finish it!
Tell me…. are you planning to make something for yourself and your own home this Christmas? What’ll it be? There just might be incentive to answer. (hint, hint)
Thanks to all who entered the book tour giveaway for Quilt Retro! The winner is Shirley! Jenifer will be sending your book via the jolly postman! Congrats!