I’m back today to share what I made with the rest of my Winter Tales fabric by Minki Kim for Riley Blake Designs. I absolutely fell in love with this fabric from the moment I saw those sweet little fox and penguins. The colors are not traditionally what you see in holiday sewing, but I think they are a refreshing palette that I hope will compliment the decor of the receiver of this tree skirt 🙂
I found the Sugarplum tree skirt pattern, designed by Evie Jespersen in Issue 66 of Love Patchwork & Quilting. Last year at Christmas time, I received a request from my step-mom for a new tree skirt and I knew this pattern would be perfect (and just in time for Christmas this year – whew!!).
I love the improv look of this tree skirt. It makes such a fun scrappy star design once the wedges are all sewn together.
Since you sew the strips directly onto batting, I simply quilted it in the ditch between the wedges once I added the backing. It was quick, simple and didn’t take away from the busy design.
I tried to get some good photos of the skirt in use under our tree today before I delivered it, but it’s rainy and gloomy, so they aren’t the best shots. I think you can still tell that this fabric and pattern combination will certainly make for a cheery focal point for her holiday decor.
Do you have your tree up yet? I put ours up early and I’m so happy I did. I’ll be enjoying the lights for a couple of weeks longer this year 🙂