My Ta Da List!

I probably could produce three different posts out with all that I have to say . . .

First up – I finished our tree skirt! I love it :) It is just over 40″ square. After seeing a couple of others a bit smaller around blogland, I thought it may be to big, but why go to the trouble if no one will see it under the tree!
I opted to add a tie to the center – it’s festive :)
And I quilted stars randomly – I had to find a good one – they were not all this happy.

Now I can’t wait to start decorating for Christmas!

Next up – My new loot!

These fat quarters and thread are from the Freespirit giveaway. I have no idea what they will become but they sure are pretty to look at :) On top is Anna Maria Horner’s newest Good Folks. Second is Moondance by Jenean Morrison (she’s pretty funny – check out her new blog!), third is Jay McCarroll’s line Woodland Wonderland, there’s cute trees and little bugs on the pink swirly fabric. And Dena Designs, Snowflower – really cute too! I just found her site/blog now while posting :) I’m realizing that this pic doesn’t show much of the prints . . . maybe I will have to show you more later.

Finally, my last addition to my ta-da’s :) I think I may have an obsession with bookmarks! I couldn’t fall asleep last night for these things. . . more ideas kept popping up.They have raw edges, quilt batting inside, and white flannel or pink polka-dots for backing. For whatever reason these are so fun to make for me! Not sure if these are going to the shop, or maybe gifts. . . just had to make them :)

By |2019-01-09T20:46:37-06:00November 24th, 2008|finished quilt, give away|20 Comments


  1. Stephanie November 24, 2008 at 5:34 pm - Reply

    Great tree skirt. I’ve been wanting to make one for years. Love the bookmarks.

  2. Jackie November 24, 2008 at 5:50 pm - Reply

    Terrific Tree skirt. Believe or not I still do not have one. I really need to make one. I say that every year around this time. Generally too much going on now to start one and complete it before Christmas. Maybe that should be a New Year’s resolution? I love the fabrics that you won…. simply gorgeous. And boy you were cranking out those lovely bookmarks. They are fantastic!

  3. audreypawdrey November 24, 2008 at 7:39 pm - Reply

    Beautiful tree skirt! I just finished mine today-how funny is that!:) I love the fabric you won, it would play nicely with the fabric I just bought. I love your bookmarks. When I first looked at it, I thought it was an abstract quilt. I love how the squares all look laid out like that-wouldn’t it make a neat mini quilt?

  4. jacquie November 24, 2008 at 8:09 pm - Reply

    this is definitely a ta da post! lovely tree skirt!!!!

  5. katie Shaw November 24, 2008 at 8:44 pm - Reply

    Hi sis. Love checking in to see how all your projects are going:). My peanut shell sling from Heather is made from that same yummy chocolate and purple fabric you got!! love it. Have a great night!

  6. Jaimie November 24, 2008 at 9:28 pm - Reply

    I love the tree skirt!! That will totally be an heirloom. You win so many giveaways, by the way!! Awesome!

  7. melissa s. November 24, 2008 at 9:59 pm - Reply

    so, so much goodness! can’t wait to see what you do with those fabrics!

  8. mellyandrosie November 25, 2008 at 6:08 pm - Reply

    Such yummy fabric goodness!! That is one cute bundle! Love your tree skirt too, that is going to be one good looking tree!!

  9. Socal November 25, 2008 at 7:08 pm - Reply

    I’m serious! I want you to make me a tree skirt. Girl, I have missed keeping in contact since I have been in SoCal. I promise to do better over the next 10 days that I am in the states!

  10. Kim November 26, 2008 at 8:23 am - Reply

    This is a sweet tree skirt and not too large at all. Very festive looking!

  11. Cassie November 26, 2008 at 8:53 am - Reply

    Nice ta-da’s, Amy. I can’t wait to see what all that new fabric loot turns into.

    Happy Thanksgiving,

  12. Victoria November 26, 2008 at 10:52 am - Reply

    The tree skirt is beautiful! I really like the colors you used, and the design is great! (Now I want to make one, too!) Hope you have a happy Thanksgiving!

  13. A Spoonful Of Sugar November 26, 2008 at 2:24 pm - Reply

    Your tree skirt looks very festive – the quilted stars finish it off perfectly!! Lov e all your new fabrics – such a lovely range. Have fun creating something wonderful with them.

  14. Jessica November 26, 2008 at 7:15 pm - Reply

    I lOVE that tree skirt!!!! Love, love, love. Next year, I will make a tree skirt for sure.

  15. Marrdy November 27, 2008 at 10:38 am - Reply

    Beautiful tree skirt! Happy Thanksgiving Amy!!

  16. Adventures In Babywearing November 28, 2008 at 10:43 am - Reply

    I LOVE all the colors!! And how creative! Hope you’ve had a great Thanksgiving!


  17. Kritta22 November 30, 2008 at 2:03 pm - Reply

    Oh I wish I was on your Christmas list for one of those book marks! Wonderful!!
    What a great tree skirt. I’m with you! If no one can see it, what’s the point?! I love the big size!
    Those fabrics are wonderful too!!

  18. amandajean December 1, 2008 at 6:40 pm - Reply

    your tree skirt is fantastic! very festive. nice job! and best of all, I’m so happy that your fabric didn’t bleed. :)

  19. Thimbleanna December 2, 2008 at 7:56 am - Reply

    OhMyGosh Amy! I missed your tree skirt while I was gone! It’s BEAUTIFUL — I LOVE it! And it’s definitely not too big — you never know when you might want a bigger tree and now you’ll be all ready LOL. I love a square tree skirt too! Excellent Job!!!!

  20. Beth September 10, 2009 at 4:09 pm - Reply

    The skirt is GREAT! Is this a pattern you made up, or got from somewhere? I would love to make one of these for my family!

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