After quilt retreat: Batik tree skirt

I spent 25 hours working on the batik tree skirt for the Mississippi Valley Quilters Guild’s tree in the Festival of Trees fundraiser next month.

The first seven were spent cutting the fabric. The pattern and templates were all on paper. I had one chance to cut the templates right so I had to take special care. Those curved flying geese units took the most time by far. They weren’t difficult, just incredibly time consuming.

The photo above is a sneak peak at the eight wedges that make up the circular tree skirt. I still have two more rings to add before it’s ready to be put together. But I’ve already decided that I need to order another set of foundations so I can make one for myself.

This is not a project for a beginner paper piecer, but it’s definitely achievable for someone with a little experience.

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