I lost one that I'd made several years ago and didn't want another year of wrapping a towel around the bottom of the tree! I based my skirt on this tutorial with some minor changes.
I added an extra border of white to make it a bit bigger than the tutorial called for. I found the instructions on cutting the tree to be very confusing so I took the basic measurements given (8 3/4 wide and 10 1/2 tall) to create a rectangle with those dimensions. Then I drew a line from each of the bottom corners to the center of the top. It worked perfectly.
I didn't have enough red in my stash to bind everything in red and I didn't like the idea of an all black binding so I improvised. There is white going up the center and black around the edges. I quilted in an all over meander and used gold thread to put garland on the tree and stars on top with my FMQ foot.
I'm thrilled with the way it looks under our tree! Our tree is filled with handmade ornaments from when the kids were small plus ornaments collected on family vacations. It is always fun to go down memory lane as we decorate.
I wish you and your families the most wonderful of holidays!!
I'll be linking up my finish with Main Crush Monday's, Sew Cute Tuesdays, Freemotion by the River, WIP Wednesday's, Let's Bee Social, Midweek Makers. Fabric Frenzy Friday, TGIFF, Finish it Up Friday and Finished or Not Friday.
Note - the One Monthly Goal finish part will post on December 25th at 3:30pm.
Have a wonderful day! Patty