Hexagon Christmas Tree Skirt

Hexagon Christmas Tree Skirt
A little early for Christmas talk?  I know!  But in the crafting world, Christmas is always a little bit on the early side.  It takes time to make those precious hand made items.  But I really love this project and I’m so happy to finally share it with you all…this is one of those “I made it a year ago and now I can share it” kind of projects. lol
Hexagon Christmas Tree Skirt
Forgive the lack of Christmas styling in my photos.  I took these pictures back in July in the heat of the summer.  I was getting ready to ship it off to Interweave’s magazine Modern Patchwork for their winter issue and I didn’t have any snow around 😉  The good part is though that the pattern is now available in the latest issue of Modern Patchwork (along with a bunch of other great ones…really!  It’s a good issue).  You can find the magazine in stores around the 13th or at the Interweave store online.
I love this non traditional version of a Christmas tree skirt.  I made it with all Echino fabrics which have a whimsical but not too sweet feel to them.  And did I mention this is layer cake friendly?!  Bonus points!  I know a lot of us have layer cakes of favorite lines around we don’t know what to do with…and this is a great item to use them on.  Obviously you can use any line of fabric and achieve a completely different feel.
Hexagon Christmas Tree Skirt
My instructions are for a ribbon closure but you could adapt that to whatever your preference is for Xmas tree skirts.  Buttons and loops are a great closure option as well!  I liked how the ribbons kept with the whimsy of my fabric choice, but you could do something different for a more streamlined look.
Hexagon Christmas Tree Skirt
I’m a geometry girl, so I love a great strong shape.  And the hexagon skirt made from half hexagons and triangles is right up my alley.  It’s pieced much the way a triangle quilt would be with simple offsetting of the seam allowance…but that’s all explained in the instructions.
Hexagon Christmas Tree Skirt
I used a single cut of a wide home decorator fabric for the backing to provide some durability.  Sometimes those Christmas trees can be a little messy.  And those with little ones or animals know that Christmas tree skirts can get a workout 😉   (I can’t be the only one who cat makes it her personal mission to move the skirt whenever possible!)
Hexagon Christmas Tree Skirt
My personal vision for this skirt is to be used under a child’s christmas tree filled with colorful lights and shatterproof colorful ornaments.  I may or may not have a three year old who could use her own tree to “mess with” while mama keeps her traditional colored glass ornaments high out of reach. We will see if I have enough energy for two trees myself, but I know a lot of people do have multiple trees.  And sometimes a little something non traditional is called for.
I hope you all like it!

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16 thoughts on “Hexagon Christmas Tree Skirt

  1. Ah! This is perfect timing. I finally have a bigger apartment and I think I can get a tree larger than 3' tall, so I've been considering tree skirt options. This is just the thing! I love when the right thing comes along at the right time. 🙂

  2. I love this…and I'm going to attempt to make it…but I'm nervous about the miters on the binding. I can do my regular old 90 degree quilt corners, but I haven't tried anything greater than 90 degrees, also wondering how you do the reverse ones in the middle…any tips?

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