Thursday, 18 November 2010

Playing with Mini's.......

About 15 years ago, I made a diamond log cabin Christmas tree skirt and taught a class eventually to a few friends. The original instructions were on my old computer that was stolen. I didn't really want to make a whole new sample at this point so my brilliant husband suggested making a mini version since I love making miniatures. What a brainstorm!

Here is a photo of the original tree skirt:

Go ahead and ask why on earth I would put the dark side to the inside and the lighter side on the outside? There is a reason for that!! The carpet in our old house was very nice and thick and great for all the teenagers that would descend on our house at that time! However, it was that lovely 80's rust colour! I wanted to minimize the clash with the red so I put that side further under the tree :-). It does still bug me!! However, I do still put it under my tree each year!

Here is a photo of the diamonds for the mini tree skirt to be sewn together. The logs are 1/2" finished. I have a small tree so I'm hoping this will be a perfect little tree skirt for it :-)

I also made half diamond triangles, using Marci Baker's method and ruler and I'm hoping that they'll fit properly to made this one a hexagon shape. I'll keep you posted when I sew them together :-).

5 comments:

Amy said...

LOVE those mini's!!!!

Ch'town Princesses said...

love them both and I still use mine every year. can I get the mini pattern as my tree has also shrunk so the skirt is a bit too big for my tree now.

Ch'town Princesses said...

last comment was made by Princess Sarah's mom who is visiting her

Anita said...

Hi Aunt Jacqui, I think the original skirt looks fine...kind of like a poinsettia! :-) The mini one is very cute! I love your fabric choices.

Peg said...

Oooh, I would love to take that class - what beauties!