I have finished my Vintage Holiday but despite joining a QAL I didn't make a proper quilt using all the blocks, I made a tree skirt instead. My son helped pick out which blocks would be featured!

I am determined to get a real Christmas tree this year and it seemed like the perfect pattern.


Rather than have the baubles facing one direction I positioned them to go around the centre and I couldn't face cutting a circle out of a bauble so I used some great Father Christmas fabric for the middle panel. I really love how it adds to the retro feel. This has some of my favourite fabrics in it and I know I'll be smiling for the whole time the tree is up! I used part of a vintage sheet for the backing that I had left over from the Shattered Stained Navy. It matches nicely with the Flea Market Fancy I used for the sashing.


It was free motion quilted using a holly and berry design I sketched out and I'm really happy with how easy it was to do and how it looks:


I attempted to make bias binding for the whole quilt but my pregnancy brain totally messed up when I was cutting and it was pure luck I could rescue enough to make straight binding for the outside and have enough bias binding for the curve. Not sure what I did wrong really but it just didn't work. If anyone has a fail proof tutorial for cutting bias binding please let me know!


Hoping this will look great under the tree... I should maybe work on some cute decorations too.



I'm linking up with the fabulous Heidi at Fabric Mutt, who hosted this great QAL:

Fabric Mutt