Thursday, February 20, 2014

Tree skirt(s)

I've been wanting to make a tree skirt for years but I've had serious commitment issues.  My mom and sister made a red wool one with white stars that is fan-tab-u-lous but a tiny part of me didn't want to be the third wheel, or skirt, or whateva. So I've been on the prowl for my own look and somebody actually contacted me to make this one.  I immediately liked it enough to take on the project, but once I got the pattern in my hands and the fabric actually ordered...I knew I had found my skirt.  So I made two. One to sell:

And one to keep. Mine has green binding instead of orange.  I love them both.  Apparently I didn't take any pictures of mine...maybe next year.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

plus quilt

Here's another pattern I've been wanting to give a whirl.
 I love an excuse to pull out a huge stack of favorite fabrics.
 Of course I was so excited to show the recipient...but all she had to say was: "there's not enough pink."
 I fixed that.
 At home.  
Good thing I  hurried and took pictures, it didn't take long to get covered in green marker.