Just a quick update on what I've been working on.
I started a tradition that when my nephew's (so far no nieces) get married: I give them a tree skirt for a wedding present. This year I have two weddings. I decided to revert to something I did when this generation was 5 - 8 years old. I laid out all my quilt tops, had them select the one they wanted, and quilted it for their birthday that year. I decided to do this for tree skirts. I will see the couples this weekend so I will show them "tops" I have made and let them select the one they want. I have three done.
The color for each photo is not true, but I think you'll get the idea.
This was the first one I made. I saw it on Pinterest and figured out
the pattern. It has lots of good space for quilting. That will make all
the difference. Otherwise I think it's a little plain.
|this was actually a kit for a quilt - from my stash. I decided to make it|
up. I'll cut into the top to make it into a tree skirt. The center
is a panel, the outside a border print.
I have one other pattern to put together. I would really like to complete four skirts before Christmas this year. Two for wedding presents, one as a donation for a tree auction fund raiser, and one for ME! I'm making great skirts for family and the one I use is an old, plain one I made about 40 years ago.
I'm also making a quilt for one of my guilds to use as an opportunity quilt. Photo to come later.
Thanks for checking in.