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InstructionsI used the paper pieced star template from this pattern and designed the tree skirt myself. Originally I planned to piece the star blocks into the skirt but time constraints (and lack of mathematical skills LOL) led to appliqueing the stars on instead :)
Type of item: Home Decor
Style: Traditional, Holiday
Quilting cottons, scraps of wadding (bamboo), ribbon paper, usual sewing supplies
What was your inspiration?
I really enjoyed making the wall hanging for my in-laws from the same set of patterns and I didn't have a tree skirt. Plus I wanted some free motion quilting practice before starting a big quilting project :)
What are you most proud of?
The quilting. Blogged here: http://prettybobbins.blogspot.com/2012/12/christmas-tree-skirt.html
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
I should have used coloured thread, silver or a metallic blue would have looked amazing. But I chose white to blend in as I wasn't confident in my FMQ skills. So my advice would be to go for it and be brave with contrasting thread colour!