I pieced it last November and then let it sit for 10 months. I finished quilting it and then stitched on the binding over the weekend. All that was left was hand stitching the binding to the back side.
And about that--if you ever feel like your mitered corners on bindings need work, might I suggest you bind a tree skirt like this?
There are 20 points to miter, plus 4 more typical corners, plus 19 inverted points (I'm sure there's a better name for those.) Yep, lots of mitering. By tonight, I was down to the home stretch. Four points plus the straight edges and inner circle. And let me tell you, bias-cut binding folds down so beautifully in a circle!
Here's the finished skirt. It's under the tree now, and I'll show you that as well, but the tree is in the way, so it's hard to see the skirt.
And under the tree. Taken in the dark at 11:45 pm, with my phone. So basically an incredibly high quality photo, but you get the idea. Last night we decorated the tree; tonight I added the finishing touch--the tree skirt. Let Christmas begin!
And one more WIP--a look at my design wall right now, which is a real mish mash of things.
The biggest project on the wall is my improv medallion quilt in the works from a workshop with Gwen Marston back in April. Filling in around that are the blocks I've made with my two boys (plus a few orphan blocks of mine they've appropriated).
p.s. Linking up with Fabric Tuesday at Quilt Story and WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.