At last I can share my finished Christmas Tree Skirt! My lovely ladies in my morning class have been busy as bees on their tree skirts ( to be revealed next week hopefully!) and I just had to join in with them.
I bought a gorgeous charm pack of French General Favourites from the fantastic Eclectic Maker. I made them into half square triangles to show off all the gorgeous fabrics and colours. I added half a yard of more French General for the borders and a Fat Quarter for the binding.
To construct my borders and achieve the Octagon shape I used this wonderful, quick tutorial by the fun Missouri Quilt Co, ( I love Jenny's Santa hat hehe!).
Me being me, I had to hand quilt this! I really wanted it to look mega traditional so I added hand quilted grid squares to the half square triangle area and feathers to the border. In the centre is a kind of wreath thingy. I used Aurifil 28wt for hand quilting to achieve that kind of fine, traditional look. For the feathers I used a loved Aurifil red which helped me achieve the smaller stitches needed to achieve the feathers.
I love it so much and can't wait to get our tree sorted now and get it around the bottom!
Pictures to follow when it goes up! (Sunday according to Emma - who is desperate to start decorating it!) .