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Thursday, May 28, 2020

Wedding Gift in the Making

My younger daughters' college roommate is supposed 
to get married in July.
She is struggling, knowing that she is going to have
to postpone the wedding and doesn't want to.
I am seeing my daughter next month and am
planning on taking my traditional gift to her to
give to the couple, if the wedding is a go.
If not in July, then it will be delivered whenever the wedding does take place.

As many of you know,
my traditional wedding gift, when appropriate,
 is a Christmas tree skirt. 

I've had a layer cake of Christmas fabrics in my cabinet
for some time and decided to use this for the tree skirt.
The pattern I am making used to be on the Moda Bake shop
site, but is no longer there.
Thankfully I printed it off!

This pattern is super easy and goes together quickly.
Make hour glass blocks with 12 sets of two 10" squares... a light and a dark.
I trim them down to 8" blocks. 
For the setting triangles, I'm able to use
a 10" square cut in half on the diagonal.

Once I trim the dogears, I'll sew the blocks together.
Then the quilting will be done and binding added.


This guy just happened to be in the right place for cutting
on the diagonal twice!


I had four dark squares left over that worked well for the
setting triangles.


These four blocks were in the skirt originally and I did not like
it at all.  After walking away from it for a while,
I went back and realized that it was this reddish/orange fabric
that was ruining the look for me.
This fabric looked like apples or tomatoes and not ornaments.
More blocks were made and these were replace.
Ahhhh....much better!

Happy Quilting!


Libby in TN said...

When I saw that last photo I thought you were making an autumn tree skirt! Glad you had enough fabric to change them out.

Vicki in MN said...

Anyone planning a wedding is going to be missing out on the big celebration it is supposed to be. So sad. So nice that you had this layer cake in your stash-there is a reason we all have such a large stash!

Sewing Up A Storm said...

Humm making a tree skirt must go much quicker than a bed quilt, what a cool idea for a wedding gift.

Wendy said...

What a wonderful wedding gift! It is always so fun when a bird ends up just in the right place on the fabric.