At 60″ in diameter and (if I’ve done my math correctly) 188.5″ in circumference, “Janni’s Christmas Celebration” tree skirt qualifies as a small quilt, I guess.
Last year about this time, my eldest daughter asked if I would make her a red and gold Christmas tree skirt. We looked online and found the Christmas Celebration pattern by Judy Niemeyer. I will admit to being very nervous and intimidated by this pattern as I’d never made one of her patterns before.
I think that this year’s updated version of this pattern has a different cover, but it’s the same pattern. But back to my story.
I was a little nervous about doing this tiny pointy paper piecing, but the cutting and paper piecing directions provided were amazing. Even the curved piecing was not as scary as I expected it to be.
Here are some pictures I took along the way:
I got started with the first section (above) and the finished first sections are below.
Above is the beginning of the curved flying geese sections which did have me a bit worried but once I got going they turned out fine as you can see below.
The next few pictures show the sections as I put them together to make the wedges.
Below are the first two wedges joined together.
Below is the completed top before I sent it off to be quilted by Crystal of Longarm Lyrics.
Below is a picture of the beautiful golden swirls that Crystal quilted into the tree skirt. I took the picture from the back because it is easier to see the quilting on the plain backing.
And here is another shot of the completed tree skirt!