I have been thinking about Christmas again….. is it because its been cold and dark the last few days?
Last year I made a tree skirt using a jelly roll.
It was a pretty simple weekend project. I sewed the strips into a few strip sets (10 strips per set) And then cut them into wedges…the Idea being to make the pieces like giant Dresden plate petals. Here is a crude diagram
I had to spend some time getting the pattern for the wedges. I cut a large circle of paper and folded it several times to determine the right size.
The wedges are then sewed together into a circle. I then basted the circle to batting and backing and decorative stitched the layers together.
The decorative stitching also acted as the quilting. I finished with Binding and ties of the same fabric.
Here is a picture of the skirt on a tree.
Not to bad for a weekend project…and one jelly roll of fabric.
I almost never do a project entirely on the sewing machine. I enjoy hand work much more, but this was fun.
And now for the pineapple applique quilt update.
I have almost finished hand quilting 5 blocks!….there are nine total and then the border.
It may be hard to see the quilting. Click the picture for a larger view.
It seems like it is taking forever but there is quite a lot of quilting involved….