Remember when I was making vague references to a paper pieced project a few weeks ago? Well, I finished it, wrapped it, and shipped it off to my parents last week with instructions to open it before Christmas since it was, in fact, a Christmas tree skirt!
My parents have another tree skirt I made a while ago - a white crocheted one (that I’ve learned in retrospect was never properly blocked) that comes off entirely too easily and functions mostly as a toboggan for the cats to skid across the hardwood floor on. It’s been under the living room tree for a while, but in the last couple years they put up a second tree in the dining room so it’s visible from the street.
I thought it was high time to make another tree skirt, either as a replacement or supplement to the original one, so this was part of their present. To safeguard from cat antics, I added an elastic loop and button at the opening to make it harder for the cats to remove. Probably not cat-proof, but is at least cat-resistant.
Apparently the cats have been tussling over who gets to the sit on the new tree skirt. Cinder won this round.
EDITED: A lot of people have asked, and the pattern is called “Trim the Tree” by Cindi Edgerton in her Little Bits pattern line. It’s printed on tissue paper , and is available a couple places including her website.
6 thoughts on “Christmas Tree Skirt - Finished!”
WOW, it looks awesome, Pam! Was it your own design or used a pattern for it? Cinder looks very comfy on it, it must be the batting! :)))
I love this! definitely my favorite of all tree skirts I have seen….and I’ve seen a lot (not really, but its still my favorite!)
Very cool! I don’t usually like trees in quilting, but those are nice.
I really like the design. Can’t wait to hear where you got the pattern.
the tree skirt is beautiful. I have never had one. Maybe one day I might make one. I do like that pattern and am looking forward to hearing where the pattern came from too
Love it! Also would love to know if it was a pattern or your own design - regardless I want to copy!