Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Quilted "Oh Joyful" Christmas Tree Skirt

Earlier this year, I found a picture of a tree skirt that I just loved but there was no tutorial or pattern linked to it.  I eventually found the author of the pattern through her blog and ordered the paper pattern.  The name of the pattern is the "Oh Joyful" and it is written by Carol Turznik, otherwise known as mamacjt.  You can view her blog HERE.  She does very interesting work!  Here is the pattern that I received:

I was looking for a tree skirt pattern to make for our niece who was married last year.  It turned out to be a process that spanned several months.  I bought the pattern early this year and purchased the red fabrics when I was at a quilt shop in Owego, NY while I was with my niece in June (I didn't tell her what I was making).  The green fabrics I purchased here in Stallings at Quilt Patch Fabrics later on in the summer.  I was able to finish it and send it to her before Thanksgiving so that she could have it to help decorate her tree.  Now I am finally able to share the pictures!

Here is a closeup of one of the trees.  I machine appliquéd the stars to the trees.  Each segment of the tree skirt is done by strip piecing and then cutting out the shapes.  The tree skirt was actually not hard or time consuming to make once I got working on it. 

I am looking forward to seeing what it looks like under the tree this year!  If you are interested in the pattern but have questions first, feel free to email me at sew-inspired  at  hotmail.com and I will try to answer them the best that I can.

1 comment:

carol said...

I just found this via the web. You did an amazing job on that tree skirt!! You make me proud! So glad that you found the pattern fun and easy! Merry Christmas!