Friday, December 8, 2017

Christmas Is coming

I got my Christmas Tree shirt finished. Years ago I made a very plain looking skirt, it got some stains was not nice to start with but it did the job. So for years I have thought I needed to make a good quilted tree skirt. Finally it is done. I cheated a little and my mom, Betty did the patchwork. I picked the colours and did the quilting and binding. 

Last year, our tree was cut from our land and I think we will be taking another one that we planted about 15 years ago. We have a very small tree plantation. We planted maybe 800 tees planted. We used some in our yard and about 30 for my parents farm yard ( now sold ). I am so happy that this year the tree will have a good looking finish to it. My Husband is in Forestry so we have always done a real tree. 

Here is the quilting. I did holly leaves and berries all over it. The prints are so busy it does not show the quilting. 

This is the skirt hanging at the Leduc quilt show. 

Wednesday night was the Leduc guild meeting and the Christmas Pot luck dinner. We have a little Christmas exchange each year. This year it was to be something for the kitchen. I did the little selvage pot holders, above. In return I got the snow men place mats. Jan made the place mats and they are so cute. Thank you Jan. 

I have linked up to Crazy Mom Quilts and Confessions of a Fabric Addict. Go see what else has been finished by the others. 


  1. Being a snowman lover I love the mats you received! That tree skirt is gorgeous, your home will be all decked out!

  2. this is a beautifully pieced and quilted tree skirt...lovely work...hugs, Julierose

  3. What a gorgeous tree skirt and what a fabulous heirloom piece for your family.. It can be treasured in the year to come..You and your mom are such fabulous quilters - so nice to have that passion to share together. Best of the season to you and yours. Regards, Anna

  4. The tree skirt is really pretty, I love how the larger print gives it so much movement!