Friday, December 16, 2011

Another tree skirt

(free pattern at Tall Grass Prairie Studio)

This tree skirt has been in progress for a long time.
It's hard to give someone a tree skirt as a gift -- 
giving it at Christmas doesn't seem to make sense,
because then they have to wait until next year to use it.

My plan was to give this to my sister-in-law at Thanksgiving time,
but I didn't quite get it finished!
But now it's done, and I'm going to mail it soon!!!! --
so that they can enjoy it for at least a few days
before they take their Christmas tree down.

Many years ago my sister-in-law asked me to make a tree skirt
for her family out of some old flannel sheets.
While I know that tree skirt had meaning for her,
I always felt a little bad that I didn't do
 something more interesting with those sheets.
I was just a beginning quilter at the time!
Being able to give her a much more beautiful
 tree skirt makes me feel so much better.

I hope she loves it!
Linking up to Amanda Jean's finish it up Friday --

wonderful inspiration!

And here are my girls after our Church's Christmas program last weekend.
These two were the only 6 year-olds
to specifically request speaking parts in the play --
they did an amazing job and were SO cute as twin sheep!


  1. Just lovely! I've never had a tree skirt, and now that I'm seeing all these great ones popping up all over this year, my tree is looking naked!

  2. That is such a cute tree skirt! I bet she will love it!

  3. Your little sheep are too cute!
    Your sister in law is going to love her new tree skirt.

  4. That tree skirt is wonderful !!!!

  5. Aww, the pants look fab, and, obviously, every nativity needs twin sheep...

  6. first off, the girls are SO CUTE! cutest sheep I've ever seen. :)

    And i LOVE your tree skirt. It's perfectly lovely. what a great gift!

    thanks for linking up!

  7. Such a great tree skirt! I love those stars and the colors you used. The twinnie sheep are super-cute, too!

  8. Your sheep are so SWEET :o) The tree skirt is very cool! What a wonderful gift!!!!

  9. The tree skirt is adorable. I am sure your sister-in-law will love it.

  10. Beautiful! I would love to have a quilted tree skirt someday, but we always use a hooked rug one that my aunt made and I can't seem to part with it. Might have to consider putting up more trees... LoL

    Your little sheep are adorable! :o)

  11. You did a great job - it's lovely. I one using her pattern last year, and blogged about it here: I shall have to post a finished project photo now. Great job :)