I did it! I finished the 11 foot tree skirt!!! It was pretty intense and I had to let a few things go by the wayside and had LOTS and LOTS of interruptions, but it's done! This will go to the USDA building in Washington D.C. as part of the Capitol Christmas Tree project. This years trees are coming from Idaho and my cousin is in charge of the over 8,000 ornaments and tree skirts needed for 70 trees. She asked me to make a tree skirt and this is what I came up with. It's my original design. What a process!
Due to lack of time I am only adding two pictures at this time. We took it to my school gym to take pictures. Doug was up on a ladder trying to get a good shot. I put a piece of white paper in the middle as we took the pic on a 4 square painted on the floor and the black lines were distracting in the center. To hook the 8 section together I hand stitched cording down the binding and then wove ribbons back and forth.
From the outside in there are trees, river, 8 gold fabrics including potatoes that Idaho is famous for, wheat, which is what we grow and grass to represent pastures and grass seed fields. Canada geese fly over and then of course mountains. There are crystals of various colors since Idaho is the gem state. The finale are the syringas, our state flower.
During the summer I had signed up for an exchange to support Ovarian cancer research. we were given an 8" piece of teal fabric to be used in the quilt in some way and assigned a partner. I made this wallhanging using the teal in the leaves. I based it on a pattern by Laura Heine.
This is the wallhanging I received from my partner. I love the ombre fabrrics and polka dots! We think alike in our color likes, the brighter the better!