Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Christmas in July...

....kinda... sorta... ha!!!
Yes I am squeaking this in as July 08 is almost a MEMORY!!
... is it just me or is time flyin...oh well that is another post all together!!This is a Tree Skirt I made out of 12.5 inch blocks blocks ,Ohio Star is the pattern.
I used one out of an old issue of Quilt Magazine.
Here are some free ones.
You can also just put in 'free Ohio Star blocks' in a search engine..loads will come up.
You can use any 12" or 16" block pattern for whatever look you want.

A beautiful elegant look. The fabric is dark reds to pink burgundy, greens with black print of poinsettias.
I used solid black for the star. Really makes it all pop! I do not use too many solids as I prefer a tone on tone.
Dark green tone on tone border with a small green gingham used for the ties which left frayed edges all really does work.
All it is is 4 blocks sewed as if for quilt then cut opening between two.
Added an outside border in the black. I did the birthing method...sewed up like a sack, all right side of fabric layered in, turned from opening you have left , pressed then quilted simply, around stars, sashings and borders.
Sewed all around the edge, adding in the ties at this point, which also sews up the turning opening.

It is really easy to do.
When you put on tree.. set 'on point' for that nice look.
I know the gal who bought this one was very pleased...;-)
As always STILL need to make ME one! Ha!!


  1. Love the bag and the tree skirt. Maybe I should get busy on the one I started last year! LOL!

  2. I can't believe the year is more than half gone, either!
    The tree skirt is very pretty!


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