June 26, 2015

{Fat Quarter Shop} Joyful Jelly Roll Tree Skirt Love

If you're coming over from the Fat Quarter Shop WELCOME! If not, glad to have you back :). 

When I was asked to be apart of this tree skirt project I, of course, said yes! If you would like to get your hands on this beautiful pattern you can purchase it at the Fat Quarter Shop! They are also offering a kit and a video tutorial to help you through the pattern. In the whole process, the only part I was concerned about was binding around the circle, and that ended up being very easy. So, give it a try! 

Disregard my lack of Christmas tree, they are not in season!! 

Last fall I made a quilt top using some of my favorite Christmas fabrics I had collected and had a bunch of scraps left over.  This skirt pattern was too cute to pass up! I ended up using the same fabrics so it would match. The background is Essex Linen in Natural. I wanted something that would make the white prints pop and add texture.  The linen was a great choice. 


Knowing the quilt top wouldn't get heavy use, I went with some light hand quilting in red.  The quilt ended up having a nice drape to it, which will look great around a tree. The big stitching was just enough to add detail but not take away from the fabrics. 


If anyone is looking for Christmas fabric, in my search I found the Fat Quarter Shop has a Christmas Cloth Store.  Pretty spectacular! Some people are probably laughing at me, but for those of you who didn't know, it's awesome. Also, if you haven't already, head to the Jolly Jabber to see other versions of this tree skirt. 

-Patch & Chels

6 comments:

  1. I love the hand quilting on this, it adds so much charm! Nothing like getting a jump on Christmas!

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  2. oooo...I love your version!! I agree with beth - the hand stitching is great!!

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  3. I have had a tree skirt on my to-do list for ages. I wonder what this would look like without the outer linen and a pointy, star-shaped edge. What do you think? Of course, it is lovely as is!

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  4. Oh my goodness! Where do I start here? Only you can get away with a project featuring pale aqua, chartreuse, and cherry red (I would be way to chicken to try it!) -- so, so pretty. I second all the compliments about the handstitching. It was clearly the way to go. And the Alison Glass feather print in the scrappy binding? Brilliant!

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  5. This is such a cute tree skirt, your added hand stitching is the perfect little touch to add.

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  6. I am thinking about using linen as a background fabric for a quilt. Does it require special treatment?

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