This blog should be called "The Adventures of a Fabric Junkie!". I am passionate about fabric, threads, colours and textures. I can record my crazy quilting, sane quilting, embroidery and everything else that I consider important in my life.

Photo shows my block for the Hurricane Katrina fund-raising quilt "All That Jazz".

Saturday, December 03, 2011

My Christmas Tree Skirt

The Christmas Tree skirt showing the position of the Poinsettia fabric on each one. Obviously I will alternate the single and double floral pieces when I stitch the wedges together.

Well, I finally got my Christmas Tree Skirt panels pieced and ready to mail off to the girls in the US.  Eight panels to be embellished by eight people so that every one of them should be finished when they return, all ready for me to just sew together. I love this idea as it also means that I shall be working on eight separate panels myself - all of them totally different to one another.  I was lazy cutting out my base shapes, I simply got a large piece of fabric, folded it in halves, quarters and eighths then cut a curved edge at the bottom and a small hole out of the top and voila!!  a circle!!   Then I cut the circle into eight equal wedges and covered each one with fabric. The only common denominator is a patch of cream and gold fabric placed in the same position on each wedge. The fabric had a rather spectacular design of pink Poinsettias and green leaves with a glittery sparkle so I made it my starting point for each of the wedges.  I am really looking forward to this Round Robin and the different wedges that arrive for stitching....

2 comments:

Pollydo2003 said...

Looking good Viv, it will be magnificent when it comes home.
Arlene
http://arlenes-crafts.blogspot.com/

Vivienne said...

Thanks Arlene, I can hardly wait to see them myself!! In the meantime, I can have fun working on everyone else's wedges.