One of the best times of the year for me is coming just a few short months from now–Christmas. I love to give gifts, to make gifts and to decorate my house with special things which are made by ‘makers’ or ‘artisans’ such as the tree skirt above. The tree skirt, which can also be made as a round table topper, was made on my longarm, then I assembled and bound it. It is beautiful in this pure white Kona cotton, but it would also be beautiful in a variety of different fabrics. I’m thinking of making another version in silk.
In addition to tree skirts, I plan to quilt pillows, placemats and table runners for the Christmas season. . . I need to get started today, to get everything done in time. Last Christmas everyone received a UFO under the tree (not my finest moment). We did have some laughs over that and I’m sure my family won’t let me forget it. I plan to pace myself this year and manage my time time better. My goal is to have everything done by Thanksgiving, so I will be posting ideas and finished projects until then.