My mother was a wonderful and enthusiastic quilter.
She's been gone for a few years now but I still have her quilts
and my memories and photographs!!
Here's a photo of her with a Christmas tree skirt
she made a couple of years before she died.
She made it for the fiancée (now wife) of her favourite grandson.
This is the complete tree skirt.
You can see there's a slit to make it easy to place around the tree stand
or I suppose, you could just lay it flat and stand the tree on top of it.
Here's a detail. She appliquéed a ring of dancing angels around the outside.
This is the motif you can find in the free patterns listed on the right side of this blog.
To make the template, cut a square of last night's newspaper,
the same size across as the diameter of the skirt you have in mind.
Fold it to make wedges (like cutting a pie).
The number you need will depend on how big your circle is.
You'll want each wedge to be big enough for an angel.
Mom's had 16 wedges with angels. While the newspaper is folded up in wedges,
you can make a graceful arc to get the outside circular shape.
Hers has a scalloped edge as you can see.
I hope you'll enjoy making her Christmas tree skirt
and I hope it gives you as much joy as it did her....and me.