Friday, September 5, 2014

I had no idea where to start

I had a request from someone I love and could not find a pattern I liked but had no idea what to do.

So....
I pieced it...

I quilted it...
I marked it...
I took a deep breath and cut it....
I bound it....

and I shipped it....

And, I have to say, I really like it!  It makes me happy that it will be under the tree of some people very important to me!

I hope you are finding time to make things that you love for people you love!

Jan

32 comments:

Sewgreen said...

That is awesome!

Shannon said...

Didn't know where you were going with this until I saw the bottom! Love what you did with the quilt. And the pattern worked perfectly.

Exuberant Color said...

It is beautiful!!

Carla said...

How brave is that! It's gorgeous

gloryquilts said...

What a beautiful tree skirt!

Phoebe Moon said...

wow! most special tree skirt ever :)

Pat said...

Great job! I'd be holding my breath when cutting that gorgeous piece but it turned out wonderfully.

Heather said...

Love it! Log cabin in one of my favorite patterns!

Carol said...

Wow. That is a lot of little pieces. It looks nice. Good job.

Shari said...

I love it! You can use the extra pieces to make little mug rugs.

Kat Scribner said...

That is an awesome skirt! You are so brave to cut it the way you did. (grin)

Barbara B said...

Pretty cool--and brave!

Terri said...

So I'm sitting here, enjoying the beauty of your quilt... I loved all the color while staying in the red, green and beige groups. I thought how lovely it is, but wait, what is she doing? She marked and then CUT? OMG she cut that beauty? I almost screamed! They better appreciate the work you put into that skirt for a Christmas tree. I hope you put a label on it. Someone three generations from now should be screaming.
Hugs

The Colorful Fabriholic said...

Beautiful! Are the cut-off pieces large enough to make stockings?

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Oh my it is gorgeous! :)

andrea @ tideline quilts said...

Beautiful log cabin quilt...love your choice of colours and colour placement.

Esther Aliu said...

I was holding my breath for a moment there! This is fabulous, I love the idea of making it something that will be so used and loved for years to come.

Rebecca Grace said...

WOW!!!! That is a spectacular heirloom! What a beautiful, special gift!

Peach Patch Quilts said...

looks great, i would have had a hard time cutting on a quilt too

Marsha Cooper said...

omg, that is gorgeous!
When I got to I cut it, I let out a huge OMG, and then I seen the results.

Animated_Librarian said...

I love love love it! That is a gorgeous tree skirt, well done.

M-R Charbonneau said...

Wow, way to go! Deep breath is right, but what a great call, Jan! It's beautiful!

Paula said...

That's just stunning. I must admit that it would not have really been my cup of tea had it been a quilt, but the transformation it took on when it was cut is just astounding. That is defintiely a tree skirt that will be cherished and enjoyed for a very long time. Just magnificent.

Julie Bagamary said...

Beautiful!

Cathy said...

You're right, that would be really, really hard to do but your instinct was right. It is gorgeous. Great job.

quiltmania said...

Wow, what courage! Your tree skirt is fabulous!!!

Love Of Quilts said...

CONGRATULATIONS! OUTSTANDING.

Michele said...

That was a great idea!

Lorna McMahon said...

Your log cabin quilt turned out gorgeous. The quilting is beautiful. And then to cut her up? Yes, it is rather nerve wracking, but turned out perfect! What a lovely tree skirt. It will be treasured for years to come!

Zenia @ A Quilted Passion said...

Your log cabin tree skirt is awesome. Your loved one will be very pleased.

Zenia @ A Quilted Passion said...

Your log cabin tree skirt is awesome. Your loved one will be very pleased.

monique's mess said...

But what to do with the off cuts??? Beautiful skirt by the way