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DIY Christmas Tree skirt

This year it was time to make my own Christmas tree skirt.  I literally have a bag of fabrics from my grandma and wanted to use a variety and then I set out on my search for inspiration via the internet.  

I settled on this idea.

I only had a day to make the whole thing so I simplified it a bit, but here's what I did.

I decided I wanted 10 blocks so I made my pattern for 35º.

After cutting out all the fabric I laid it together to do some adjusting with the fabrics until I liked the arrangement.

I had some nice red fabric from my grandma for the backing.

While I was there over Thanksgiving I picked up some quilt batting from her closet.  (The middle part of the quilt, which gives it some fluff.)  I stuffed it in the middle and got to quilting.  I've only ever quilted by hand so quilting on my sewing machine was a new experience for me.  Especially since you are supposed to use a walking foot... apparently I do not have one and as I mentioned, I had one day to complete this project so I used my normal machine foot.  From what I understand the walking foot makes it easier... oh well.
Quilted tree skirt done.

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