Kathy has made this gorgeous Liberty Christmas Tree Skirt using a lovely combination of Liberty Tana Lawn® fabrics.
Here’s Kathy to tell us about her make. “I used a pattern I found on Pinterest – Jordan Fabrics. I did originally have a different pattern in mind and this was one that suited what I wanted to create. I used a tree skirt pattern but make a few changes. I didn’t add the hole in the middle as I wanted to also use it as a table topper. I also changed the pattern to make it much smaller as I found 62″ too big for my space.”
Adelajda C – for the central star.
Festive Sparkle – for the double diamonds.
Plain Ochre W – for the plain diamond.
My Little Star X – for the squares.
Wiltshire Glitter F for the border and backing.
“I used a Gutermann metallic thread 7027. I had heard horror stories about using metallic thread combining the right tension and needles but I actually had no problems with it at all. My sewing machine is fairly new so I don’t know if this affected that at all.”
“Although the tree skirt was of a fairy basic design, it did come with its problems. The joining of the diamonds was challenging. If I made this again I’d join 4 diamonds together, then another 4 diamonds together and then join the two blocks to make the points more easy to sew and to get perfect points. If you were making a hole in the centre of the skirt you would cut out this section according to the pattern anyway.”
“The whole tree skirt is machine sewn. I’ve never sewn Y seams before and taught myself how to do this. I had to unpick numerous attempts as they were a bit of a pain. I also mitred the corners which was different to the pattern. I’ve learnt all of the top tips for metering corners over the years. Although the pattern didn’t mitre the corners I felt the pattern lent itself to elongating the points in this way. I’m so pleased I did this.”
“I love the finished result. I did think it’s too nice to be a tree skirt though. I think I’ll use it for a table decoration instead.”
I love this Liberty Tree Skirt. I especially love the use of the metallic thread within the quilting. It looks so effective on the Liberty plain ochre and the central star. It’s gorgeous Kathy.