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Christmas tree pants finished

I finally finished my Christmas Tree Pants (Skirt) from Happy Zombie‘s great tutorial you can find here.

It all started back in January 2013, when I challenged myself to have this done for Christmas 2013. Well, I met my goal and it’s not even Thanksgiving!

Here’s it pieced before making the quilt sandwich.
Here’s the finished product 11 months later.



I’m pretty happy with it. It’s better than the bed sheet I’ve been using the last couple of years and the Martha Stewart skirt from K-Mart that just didn’t do it for me anymore.

Of course, there is always wonky-ness, but that’s how it goes. I cut the scappy binding on the bias because I had never bound anything with curves. Worked out great.

The quilting I would have re-thought. I like the echo quilting around the stars, but some of the straight line quilting is a little boring. This is where my fear of free-motion quilting limits me.

Looking forward to using this under the tree this year!


Christmas Tree Pants

Depending on your point of view, it’s either really early or kinda late to be working on a Christmas tree skirt. I figure if I start now, I’ll be ready for December 2013.

I’m actually not making a tree skirt, but rather “tree pants” using Happy Zombie’s Christmas Tree Pants tutorial. I love the red and aqua combination for Christmas. I’m using some fabrics from my stash and some new.  The background is done with Kona Snow.


I’m planning on a scrappy binding combining the reds and aquas I’ve used for the stars. And, I still need to cut a square to fit into that empty spot at the top. Not sure how I’m going to quilt it yet. Here’s some of the fabrics I used:


  • All Wrapped Up Peppermint  from Cherry Christmas Peppermint by Aneela Hoey for Moda
  • Circles from Modern Whimsy by Laurie Wisbrun for Robert Kaufman
  • Skinny Vines Aqua from Valentina for Robert Kaufman
  • Santa Claus is Coming to Town by Marisa and Creative Thursday for Andover
  • Tinsel Lights Aqua from Tinsel by Maude Asbury for Blend Fabrics


  • Cheery Christmas Birds from Cheery Christmas by Aneela Hoey for Moda
  • Santa Claus is Coming to Town by Marisa and Creative Thursday for Andover
  • Leonard Rich Red Blue from Bloomsbury Gardens by Liberty Lifestyle
  • Tiny Diamonds Cheery from Petal Pusher for Dear Stella
  • Jacks Red from Apple Jack for Moda
  • Oh Deer! Tiny Deer Cherry for Moda