Tree Skirt Design

Over the next 2 months I want to take you through my design process. A scary proposal, as I have learned how to design quilts through just doing it and making a lot of mistakes. My hope is that it will give others the confidence to try to design something of their own.

The reason I chose a tree skirt?

  • I don’t like our current one and thought of making my own too late last year
  • I’ve looked for tree skirt patterns but haven’t found one that I really like

My plan is to make a tree and star sampler – 5 trees and 10-15 stars. Tree blocks will be between 10-12 inches finished and mostly green with splashes of red. Star blocks will be 4-6 inches finished and a mix of red, gray, teal and green.

My fabric choices:

  • Background – Kona Snow
  • Colors – a charm pack of Kate Spain’s “In from the cold”, plus some from my stash
  • Backing – Laurie Wisbrun’s “Holiday Sweet Tweets”



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