Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Tree Skirt: Done!

My tree skirt is finished! Actually, I have been told that these are tree pants, which I think is hilarious! I have never heard the term before, but it makes sense and is quite cute. I think I'll go with it...

The tree pants finished up quite nicely. After a few quilts under my belt, the quilting went very smoothly and quickly. I definitely would like to try free motion quilting next. There just wasn't enough time to try it out and get this beauty done in time for the holidays. There's always next time...

I hadn't planned on adding the flange, but I thought that since I was using a red binding, I should add it in order for the red border to stand out. Plus I had strips of my backing left over and I didn't want to waste a single bit of that fabric. A while back, I asked my dad if I could take some of our old sheets from the linen closet. I planned on using them to back a quilt I am making for my sister's birthday in March. Once my Flurry charm pack arrived and I saw how perfectly the blues and greens matched, I knew I had to use some of mom's old sheets for the tree pants, too. It looks great, and most importantly, it's a little bit of Mom at Christmas time. Always a good thing:)

Thank goodness for this QAL! I never would have gotten this project done this year otherwise. The tree pants are under the tree...

...and my little man has the first two presents waiting patiently for Christmas morning.


  1. I love love LOVE how you turned the QAL quilt into a tree skirt! It looks fantastic!

  2. Great idea to turn it into tree pants!