Saturday, December 20, 2014

Tree Skirt Finish

Nothing like finishing up a project at the last minute!  :)  My tree finally has a tree skirt and it looks awesome.  I'd been wanting to make one for the last year or so, but of course waited until December to actually start it.

I up-sized a Swoon block to 36" square, quilted it and trimmed the corners because it was just too square.
ready to bind
This was my December finish for A Lovely Year of Finishes and I'm happy to have it ready so early.  I'm squeaking it in to Finish it Up Friday at CrazyMomQuilts as well.  

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and some extra finish-it sauce for those last minute projects!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

WIP :: 12/17/14

Christmas is coming!!  It'll be nice to be home for the holiday with family and be able to relax and refresh with good food, fun, hugs and hopefully some snow.  I was happy to make it to the park to drive through the light display earlier this week and had a fun time at trivia last night with friends. 

Last month while at Hobby Lobby I discovered blank cards in red & green and decided I could craft up my own Christmas cards this year and spread some cheer.  With the help of a 50% sale, I picked up the cards, some stickers, colored Sharpies, washi tape and confetti.  

Of course, I only managed to sit down and work on them this week!  I love how they turned out and was thrilled to drop them in the mail this morning. 

There's still more to cram in this week at work and not-work: packing, cleaning, eating food so it won't go bad, see friends, watch some Christmas movies & Doctor Who episodes, get some sleep and finish up a few projects.

I'm making good progress on my tree skirt so far this week.  Last night I measured my tree base, took a deep breath and cut the quilt so it'd fit around the tree.  I then wrapped it around the tree to be sure and phew - it fit.  I've pulled a red and white print from my stash and made bias binding and some ties.  These just need to be stitched down (hopefully by Friday) so that I can put it under the tree and enjoy it this year.
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Meanwhile, I've outlined the center piece of my curved challenge quilt and am stumped on how to finish it.  I want to add some more quilting in the negative space purple, but don't want it to touch or distract from the already stitched echoed lines. I was thinking a line of bubbles or swirly things top-to-bottom, but nothing has been quite right yet.  Any suggestions? (picture to come)

Linking up at Freshly Pieced this week and sending a huge shout out to everyone finishing up those last minute projects!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Sewing for Christmas

Last year I realized I could make a tree skirt for my Christmas tree and fully planned to make one sometime this year and be ahead of the game.  Ha.  haha.

Technically, I'm still ahead of this project and my December A Lovely Year of Finishes project will be to finish this tree skirt.  I up sized a Swoon block so this baby is 36" square and pulled the prints from my stash - a green Kate Spain print, tone-on-tone red dots and a dotty print from Blitzen.  I'll be putting up my ornaments this weekend and hope to have the skirt finished soon to wrap it all up.

Cheer on all of us making that final project for the holidays!  :)