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Friday, June 3, 2011

Check One Off....Ho Ho HO!

Finished....


my little Christmas Tree's bottom will be fully covered this Christmas...


I used white muslin for the background fabric....added wonky houses, trees, packages...even a little dog house....
I outlined the houses, trees with free motion sketching....added bows to the packages and a couple of little stars....the entire skirt is quilted in a swirly pattern... 


It is bound with red polka dot...with loops and buttons....
I added large pom-poms all around the bottom and the top center circle....

  

The diameter is about 47 inches....


And dresses my apple tree nicely....


And best of all...
It doubles as a Christmas skirt for Molly!!!


Works well with the Offspring T-shirt ...don't you think?
OR....
It can be a Christmas super-hero cape for Kyle...


Aren't they sweet?!
Happy Friday All!
mary 

**Edit**  No pattern involved here {as you may be able to tell}  I just used the old pencil and string trick to get the larger circle....a plate for the center circle....  

37 comments:

  1. Fabulous!! I'm a sucker for anything with ball fringe!

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  2. its wonderful, perfect to adorn the most glamourous tree!

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  3. VERY cute treeskirt/skirt/cape :-) Your tree will love it, I'm sure!

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  4. Your houses are too cute! I love this.

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  5. This is so fantastic! Are all the houses and trees and such appliqued on there? How did you create the white skirt part. i know that probably sounds like a dumb questions. i have no idea how to sew. i can quilt but anything beyond that...well that's another story! i need to make a tree skirt for my tree and this is the best one I've seen! I guess I could scour the web to find a pattern for the skirt part and then do the applique. I really love this!

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  6. That tree skirt is just too adorable!
    I love it.

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  7. Your tree skirt turned out so well! That pattern is on my to-do list for later in the summer. My sister in law and I are getting together next month to make tree skirts. Seeing yours has made me even more excited about this project. I love all the personal touches you added to yours, and the pom poms are just perfect! YAY! for a really wonderful finish!!

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  8. It looks fantastic. Love your pattern.

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  9. love this tree skirt and your super cooperative children. cute photos!

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  10. Fantastic!! Now you have me thinking Christmas crafts....;)

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  11. Mary it turned out great! Won't you be so happy to put that under the tree this Christmas. Leaves you plenty of time to sew presents! :)

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  12. I love it! I have had a tree skirt like this planned since last Christmas. Makes me want to get started :) However, I might need a lesson form you to quilt it...ha!

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  13. Wonderful finish - especially those pom poms! Your kids are so co-operative! I'm not sure the tree will get it's skirt - or maybe now you know what to make your kids as present for Christmas....???

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  14. Your tree skirt is adorable!! Congrats on a wonderful finish and now you are ready for the holidays :)

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  15. Fabulous! ( I left lots of comments on Flickr) I love the 'family' shots too! ;-) I glad your bottom (tree bottom!!) will be covered at Christmas!!!

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  16. Woohoo!! That is the best tree skirt ever!! Those pom poms are so much fun!! I'd be like molly wearing it like a skirt!!

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  17. What a charming tree skirt. Definately one that will be cherished!!
    Mary

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  18. That is so cute !!!
    I am normally not a fan of the "tree skirt" but that is the best .

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  19. That's one fun tree skirt! I think your family had fun with it too!

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  20. what fun! I like the child illustration feel to the houses and trees.

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  21. I just love multipurpose sewing....especially when it involves pompom fringe! Woo Hoo!!

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  22. This looks so good! Fresh and colourful. Love all the designs you have made. What a shame you have to wait for Christmas to use it. Make sure it's out really early so you can see it for a while before the presents are piled up.
    It's stunning!!

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  23. So cute! I've been wanting to make a new tree skirt and this might just be what inspires me! Thanks for all the posts, I've loved following the process.

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  24. Oh Mary. That is the cutest tree skirt I have ever seen!!! I would never want to put gifts on top of it! :o) And your models are too cute! :o)
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Sincerely, Trish

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  25. Super cute, the pom poms really make it the complete package! Great job. Lisa in Texas

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  26. So cute! Love the quilting and the pom poms!

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  27. I absolutely ADORE this! SOOOOOO cute!

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  28. It's great! I love the bobbles.You are so organised to start thinking about this in june, I would be madly finishing it off on the 24th Dec!!

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  29. Oh this is so cute, great job. Love your site

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  30. I LOVE this tree skirt!!! ADORABLE!

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  31. Oh I love this! Want one :)

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  32. Oh man this is GREAT!!! LOVE IT!

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