The tree skirt turned out exactly how I wanted. I am so pleased!! The little Sawtooth Stars I wanted around the skirt became a bit to tedious, so I decided to do just trees. I was not disappointed with the skirt like I feared I might be getting rid of the stars. I haven't incorporated pink into my tree yet, but the greens and reds match perfectly. I hope to add some pink to the tree this year to finally tie in what I have around the rest of the house. Here are the results:
Forgive the wrinkles... I hadn't pressed it yet. I was too excited to get pictures of the skirt taken. I used linen for the top and I used a heavy denim for the back. There is a thin layer of batting between both. I used jelly rolls for the border and cut them every 8 to 10 inches or so. I am still trying to understand how to do binding and didn't want to ruin my skirt. So I attached the jelly rolls to the linen and then sewed the end of the jelly rolls to the jean layer. I then did the magical sew all the way around and leave an opening trick. Then pulled through the whole skirt and pressed. Once I get this binding thing down, my crafts should really pick up!! I covered two big buttons and used some cute bias tape that I had to make the loops. I scored with the trees. I found a scrap of fabric with the trees all over it that I think I bought about 3 years ago. I just cut the trees out and then used a decorative stitch to attach the trees to the linen.
Overall, this is the second tree skirt I have made. The other skirt was for a friend. I eyeballed everything - no pattern, so I am pretty proud of myself.