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Friday, December 12, 2014

Brenda's Christmas Tree Skirt

My sister-in-law wanted a new tree skirt.  Her old one is one I made years and years ago - probably 20 or more years.  Time for a new one.  She needed the new one bigger - so this is what I did.  It fits the size of the tree pretty well.  It's about 50" across.

Close up:

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Kimberly's Christmas Tree Skirt

My nephew's wife asked for a Christmas tree skirt - she was just using a green sheet.  So after discussing size and colors, this is what we came up with.  It's about 36" across and suits their tree.  I quilted it with a simple meander.

I found a neat plaid for the back side that has most of the same colors - and Miller approves"


Saturday, December 6, 2014

Pat's Paisley Mystery

This is Pat's mystery that I ran for our guild last summer.  Every fabric is a paisley, including the backing.  It's 56 x 81.

I quilted an all-over blunt-end swirl with a taupe thread.  It blended really well on the front and on the back


Friday, December 5, 2014

Karen's Blues

Karen pieced this from beautiful batiks.  I love the pattern and all the blues.  It's just fabulous with 4 borders.  It's 68 x 68.  Well done Karen :)

I followed the design of the fabrics by quilting flowers and ferns.  The outer border has hooks facing opposite directions, the solid blue middle border has ferns, and the larger third border has a flower and hooks between them:

The pieced border has hooks and a wiggly line
In the 4 blocks that make the cross pattern I quilted 2 large ferns in each triangle, and a wiggly line in the stripes
The 5 multi-colored pieced blocks were all done differently depending on the pattern:

The backing is mostly another blue batik, but it is also pieced: