Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Quilted Tree Skirt

The Philly Modern Quilt Guild had another challenge! For "Project Solids", we each received 4 fat quarters of Kona Cottons.  The colors were Snow, Ruby, Holly and Chocolate.  The rules were that we could can add up to 1 yard total of  additional fabric.  This means we could add 1, 2, 3 or however many other fabrics we'd like as long as we didn't go over 1 total yard.  Binding and backing are not included as part of the 1 yard.

I had a bunch of holiday fabric that I got last year, but never used.  So I thought I would try to do this challenge without buying any new fabric.  I wanted to try to Starry Forest Christmas Tree Skirt by Tall Grass Prairie Studio.

Strips laid out for the first tree block
Finished top
Finished back
A few members of our quilt guild suggested spray adhesive to baste the layers together, so I decided to try it out.  For a small project like this, I LOVED it.  It was so quick, held everything together nicely, and didn't gum up my needle at all.
Folding back half of the batting to apply the spray adhesive
Marking quilting lines with painter's tape- another tip from the guild!
After the quilting is finished, a 5" hole was cut in the center
Finished top!
Finished back
Tree skirt on our tiny tree


  1. What a great way to use the challenge fabric!! It looks great!

  2. I LOVE your skirt! I wish I'd seen yours before I started mine - the solids are amazingly beautiful with your selections.


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