Sunday, November 10, 2019

Aqua/Silver Christmas Tree Skirt

The color request for this Christmas Tree Skirt was Teal and Silver.  I could not find Teal Charm Packs and I did not want to cut them myself from yardage.  So Aqua and Silver were approved.

All the silvers on whites were glittery but that doesn’t show in the photos and does not show well in the tree skirt either.

So I added rows of couched decorative silver thread.

Still difficult to see the glitz in the photos.

I think I forgot that this pattern should not be used with one-way prints.  All those one-way prints were a struggle.  I tried to plan all the upside down ones to be close to the inside center where they will be hidden by the tree.

I am always amazed how this mathematically incorrect pattern design works out perfectly every time.

For my October calendar journal I tried out a change of layout.  Or maybe it would be called a lack of layout.

I do not write that straight.  I drew lines and erased them after writing and stamping.  I wasn’t very good at doing this daily.  I found it easier to keep daily notes then fill in a few days at a time with the stamping.

While the page looks fun and it was nice to make a change, I was glad to be finished with the month.  I might do this again sometime in the future, but for now I’m returning to the traditional daily blocks style. 


Renee said...

The tree skirt is pretty enough to wear! Love the calendar page, great idea.

jenclair said...

Your tree skirt sparkles, Annie! I like the look of your October pages, but I can see why the blocks might be easier both to keep up with and to look over when finished to see what happened on a particular day.

Tera Callihan said...

Oh my goodness that Tree skirt is Absolutely beautiful!! I'm sure it will be treasured and loved!!! Cool idea to try something different for your calendar Journal. I still love the look of all your tiny squares. But this is fun for something different

Patti said...

Would love to see a picture of the postcard zip pouch you wrote about in your journal. Any chance of that? Your tree skirt is amazing!!!

Ruth said...

I really love this pattern and I love the tree skirt in the colors you used. I think the a directional print will not detract from the overall piece. It will be seen as a wonderful complete tree skirt with a bit of sparkle. I like your calendar page too but think the small squares would be easier to read if you were looking for something.

sheila 77 said...

This tree skirt is terrific with some marvellous fabrics. I like the blue one with the trees and the buildings and the one above it and the snowflakes and the stripes - and maybe all of them. Great to get a pattern that works.
I quite like the different calendar layout for a change. Looks like you are having a marvellous time over there. I am almost at the point of starting a journal - haha!

Carol said...

I love your tree skirt! The colors are beautiful. You are so good with your calendaring. I admire how every month it's a work of art.

Karen Dunbrook said...

love, love your tree are so talented.
As for your journal, so creative and interesting looking, love it!
xx Karen

quiltingbydawn said...

Great colors for the tree skirt and I like the added silver thread! I still love seeing your creative calendars!