(in the time between these two pictures, the most frustrating quilting experience i’ve had to date took place. seems there’s a lot more to piecing a bunch of blocks together randomly than i had anticipated. i had to tinker with my desired layout a bunch to get it to work. i also took about 8 inches or so off the diameter of the skirt, since it was enormous, which meant there was less space to cram all of the blocks into. anyhow, after much finagling, i got it to work. sort of.)
(in the time between these two pictures, i crunched numbers several times to find out how big of a hunk of fabric i needed to make the required amount of binding. it had to be cut on the bias (diagonally) because of the round shape, so i added in 20 extra inches and rounded up all my numbers whenever i could. to be on the safe side. somehow, and i have no idea how, i ended up about 25 inches short of what i needed. frustrating).
and that’s the story of the wonky star christmas tree skirt. i wonder if it will be made into a movie. a holiday classic??