Don’t you guys just love the Michael Miller Funky Christmas line? It’s so bright and modern, but folksy at the same time. This is my favorite print:
I decided to use it for a tree skirt so I could enjoy it for years to come. I wanted to patch together pie-shaped pieces to make a circle.
But then I realized I needed to back it or it would be totally messy underneath.
And of course, it should have a little loft, so I decided to insert quilt batting between the two layers.
Which meant I had to stitch the three layers together to make sure they didn’t shift.
And then somehow I had to finish the edges, so I decided to bind them with a coordinating print.
Do you see where this is going?
This is definitely the quickest quilt I’ve made. Probably because I didn’t realize I was making one.
Maybe if I call the half-finished project intended for a friend’s baby due in January a “blanket” instead of a “quilt”, I’ll get it done in time.
ps: Please ignore our Walmart-special “christmas tree”. The trees where we live are scarce and mind-numbingly expensive. I also tried to hide ye olde power converter box (since the tree is 110 and our electricity is 220) behind our curtains, but it’s not the best solution. I’m thinking about making a faux present to cover it on 3 sides, but don’t want to create a fire hazard. Will have to consult electrical engineer husband on that one.