In the nick of time! I mentioned yesterday that I had some free time to get this project completed while my husband took the boys to his parents? Well, Will, my almost 3 year old, jumped off a chair and caught the corner of the coffee table with his forehead. I had to meet Andrew at urgent care, but luckily they were able to glue it closed and Will was pretty brave, so it was a completely tolerable experience. When we got home I put the kids in front of the tv for Frosty the Snowman and finally got this project finished. I know, mom of the year, but, hey, we were getting desperate here!
This tree skirt was inspired by the beautiful baby quilt in the book Scandinavian Stitches by Kajsa Wikman. I have some photos of the book and my sketches for the plan of this here, if you're interested in the process. I basically used the idea of blue sky and snowy ground from the baby quilt and then added all the little winter-y objects and critters from her book. I just love her style. The only thing on here I actually thought of is the bunting the birds are carrying (I know, how original, no one has ever had a bunting on a quilt, ha!).
I used Lizzy House's Pearl Bracelet fabric in red to bind it. The snow is Kona snow, of course, and the rest is just scraps of everything. The back is a sheet from target. I free motion quilted clouds in the blue part, just like Kajsa's baby quilt, and cursive "L's" in the snowy part.
We are really in need of a new camera, it only was a 5 year old point and shoot to start with (with an unskilled photographer), but all of a sudden the picture quality has gotten awful. I have a camera on my list, so hopefully Santa will remedy this situation, in the meantime, sorry for the bad photos.
I am linking up today at Southern Institute for Creative Me Monday! Thanks!