Friday, July 22, 2016

Christmas in July

Christmas in July tree skirt, made using a free tutorial


You hear that phrase quite a bit - Christmas in July, right?  Well, this year I actually sewed ahead of schedule for the holiday season.  This beautiful tree skirt is for Kaitlyn and Jake and will be perfect in their home for the Christmas season.  By the way, can you believe it is almost their one year anniversary?  See wedding details here
Kaitlyn had purchased the fabric and her intention was to get it finished for last Christmas.  Her life is very busy.....a full-time student, part-time worker and newlywed which meant the tree skirt had to wait.

Enter Mom and her vow in March to work through the quilting fabric and projects, which this tree skirt qualified, the fabric was residing at my house.


Christmas in July tree skirt, made using a free tutorial

Meredith found this Christmas Cheer Tree Skirt tutorial and Kaitlyn picked out the fabric and then Mom sewed it!  We make a great team.

This pattern is so easy to make and really went together quickly.

Christmas in July tree skirt, made using a free tutorial


One suggestion would be to use a wider variety of fabrics, I  had to lay this one out and make sure I didn't have any fabrics next to one another.  The pattern calls for 21 - 1/3 yard cuts, which gives a nice variety.  For Kaitlyn's tree skirt, I only had 5 fabrics to use.  

Christmas in July tree skirt, made using a free tutorial


Isn't that reindeer fabric the cutest?  I used it on the back of her tree skirt and the binding is leftover from her Christmas quilt, which Kaitlyn made.

Christmas in July tree skirt, made using a free tutorial
I need to go and buy some Christmas fabric and replace my very old  tree skirt which was a hand-me-down to begin with.  Maybe I will try to do that before December!

Christmas in July is fun but we all know it will be here before we know it!
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10 comments:

  1. Very cute & how lucky you are to have daughters to sew with !

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    1. Thanks, Mary Ellen, I sure had fun making this one.

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  2. That's very cute! I'm just going to confess here. I'm jealous. Yep. Just plain jealous. Slim, gorgeous, daughters to sew with and apparently unending sups of energy. I'm just living vicariously through you, Lori! :)

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    1. Thanks so much and you are funny! I was able to sew so much during the remodel - not much cleaning or cooking went on.

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  3. That should be SUPPLY of energy. Auto correct is a pain sometimes!

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    1. That is the way I read it! HA!

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  4. So pretty. Every year I tell myself to make one. But never do because I have yet to dive into quilting despite all the quilting paraphernalia I have accumulated.

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    1. Thanks, Sheila, you should make yourself one.

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  5. Very Cute! I will have to make one myself, it can replace the plaid tablecloth I currently use!LOL

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    1. Thanks, Joen, it doesn't take much time, you should make one.

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