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Sep 23

A New Christmas Tree Skirt Project

I’ve made some progress on a couple of things. First, I got Janni’s Christmas tree skirt to longarmer. I had hoped for custom quilting on it, but I got a phone call on Thursday from the longarmer saying she was booked for custom quilting through June of next year. Sigh. But she promised to make it look pretty and it is back already, waiting for me at the quilt store. This means I will be very shortly learning to make bias binding!

So next big project with a deadline – the other Christmas tree skirt. I started cutting it almost right away and got these green HSTs cut:

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Then, on Saturday during a lovely Twilter hangout, I finished cutting the red and white pieces. I also managed to get the first half up on the design wall and here it is.IMG_2308

Later Saturday evening, I got downstairs to finish putting it up on the design wall. I texted the picture to my daughter and son-in-law, and they gave me the go ahead to put it together (I was a bit concerned about the scrappiness). So the plan for this week is to get it pieced together, decide on a backing and batting and get it to the longarmer.IMG_0063During the football game Saturday, I got Block 5 of the 2012 Designer Mystery BOM and here it is:

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What have you been up to?

Quilt on!

2 comments

  1. Diane Rincon

    I love the scrappiness of this tree skirt! The fussy cut center of BOM block is really very special too. You’re really getting things moved along!

  2. Kati R.

    Not much progress here, but yours makes me drool! Such gorgeous stuff you are making Gretchen! I can’t wait to see tree skirt #1 quilted! 🙂

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