Finally I tore myself away at nearly 9:30 and headed home. I sat down at the sewing machine probably around 10ish and finished the tree skirt about 12:30 after a few fits and starts at unsewing and unquilting.
Perhaps it was not the best choice to stage the skirt on top of those placemats--the reds are clashing! (See my cute shiny ball salt and pepper shakers in the top right corner--of course the red one has the pepper in it!)
here, and like the effect of the rick-rack stripe fabric. This small tree skirt surprisingly required over 120 inches of bias binding, which I cut from a 19" square of fabric. I used the tail end to make the ties.
Here's hoping this is not my last finish of the year--my sister flew in last night and brought her sewing machine with her. She also gave me a fabulous gift--a Supreme Slider sheet. Thanks, Kathy! This will help a lot with my work on Erica's quilt, which has remained untouched for two weeks since I did the first round of free motion fleur de lis!
Merry Christmas everyone!