Summer Sunset Tree Skirt
I am very happy to have my first quilt project of 2022 done! I'm so glad I decided to turn that wall hanging into a tree skirt. I think it's going to look great under my Christmas tree with my collection of blown glass ornaments. It finished to 40.5" in diameter.
I sliced the quilt through a star point so that the center front of the skirt will be a star point.
I am not going to mention the pattern because, frankly, I'm not happy with it. There's so much bulk in the seams that it's really difficult to quilt. But, in the end, it worked out great.
I used 2 buttons for a closure.
The backing is a piece of the Summer Sunset gradient that was the source of the palette for this quilt (and the matching large bed quilt that's next up to be quilted.)
The star part is quilted stitch-in-the-ditch around the color sections (not ever single piece). The background sections are quilted with pebbles and solar flare effects. I used Superior Highlights and Bottom Line for the quilting.
I love Renee's Amazing Rays for drawing giant circles.
Next up is the queen size Star. This one will be for my bed. The foundation fabric is intended to be left in but since the quilt is already so bulky I've decided to remove the papers. That will take a week or so but meanwhile I have the back ready.
I ice dyed this last week for the backing of the quilt. It's cotton sateen so it has a beautiful sheen to it. I intend for this quilt to be reversible.
2/9/2022 11:05:29 am
that will make a good tree skirt
2/9/2022 11:35:49 am
Bravo! (or is that brava?) Anyway, the tree skirt is stunning! Probably the most stunning tree skirt I've ever seen. I still think it took a lot of courage to cut out the middle, especially considering all of the work involved in piecing it. Great job!
2/9/2022 11:52:47 am
The tree skirt is amazing and so much work to make it!. The blown glass ornaments sound perfect with it too.
2/9/2022 01:33:04 pm
Prettiest tree skirt I've ever seen! And I love the backing for your bed quilt - it is going to be spectacular!
2/9/2022 05:27:08 pm
Wow! Beautiful! Such a great solution to the center with all the bulk.
2/10/2022 12:26:17 am
Stunning! Just stunning. I can hardly wait until Christmas now, to see your tree with this beautiful skirt.
2/10/2022 07:57:22 am
The tree skirt is fabulous! It will look gorgeous under your tree! The back fabric is so beautiful and I love the backing fabric for the queen quilt.
2/10/2022 08:59:37 am
Nice finish on the tree skirt. It really turned out nice. I love the backing fabric for your queen! So pretty!
2/10/2022 09:23:34 am
Vicki. your tree skirt is a feast for the eyes, and now, I can hardly wait till next Christmas to see it under your tree, all decked out with your collection of glass ornaments. Your hand dyed backing is so pretty, that it's almost a shame it won't be seen.
2/11/2022 01:14:35 pm
That's a wonderful tree skirt! I've never heard of foundation papers being left in - not sure I'd be happy with that either.
2/16/2022 07:12:27 pm
Wow Vicki.....that is some gorgeous tree skirt. How FUN it will be to see it under you tree each year! The button closures are just right.
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.