12 Days of X’mas – Tree Skirt

I’ve been complaining A LOT these days that the malls are putting up X’mas decor earlier each year.
On the other hand, I’ve been keeping my eyes open for X’mas gifts, planning schedules around the holidays and also keeping a list of things that I will need to do, clean, craft in time for X’mas. The X’mas tree skirt pattern caught my eye when I was at the local quilt shop. I attended a couple of sessions at Quilts and Sew Forth and this is what I have done up so far! :>
The creases you see are due to the folding and packing. I chose 7 different X’masy fabrics and a lovely beige/gold background fabric. I chose to cut out the 12 days of X’mas gifts from a panel for the applique, instead of tracing, and hand appliqueing other designs from scratch to the tree skirt. I simply used some Heat & Bond and machine sewed them with a blanket stitch. Quick & Easy! :>

The skirt is now basted and I will machine quilt this baby after I have joined the blocks for Benji’s Zoo quilt. I’m looking forward to this skirt gracing our X’mas tree this year :>