Sunday, July 29, 2012

Return of the Tree Pants

Have you been checking out the Christmas fabrics that are being released? I have yet to find one that is just calling to me like I did last year. I have been feeling pretty Christmas-y though, so imagine my excitement when I ran across my tree pants that I never finished last year. I had some injuries and drama around the holidays last year, and the tree never even got put up. Finding a baggie of forgotten tree pant parts was exciting today and I got the project all pieced together.

I know, icky picture. I don't have enough room in my current place to spread this thing out. I had to take it outside. The good news is that apparently if you get close enough to the ground there is a breeze. You'll probably get 3rd degree burns on the pavement trying've been warned! It's cute though, right? All the bits lined up and everything. 

Ooh- action shot! Can you believe I had all the blocks done and the sashing? All I had to do was piece it all together. It took maybe an hour! That was very satisfying. I need to quilt and bind it still, but binding is my favorite part. It gives me a guilt free excuse to sit in front of the TV and "do nothing". If you want to make tree pants the pattern was free and part of Sew, Mama, Sew's Christmas Sew Along. I can't wait to see what she does this year.

Confession time:

Yes, I ordered another yard of fabric I used to make the outside of my Texas totes! I want to make one for me...and one for a friend of course! Whew, it feels good to confess that to someone. 

Merry Christmas in July!


  1. Stacey, what the heck are tree pants? I've heard of a tree skirt, is it the same thing? Hilarious!

    1. LOL, yes! It was part of the sew along. They were tree pants because not every tree likes skirts. :-)

    2. hahahaha. I fell out of my chair when I read this..Like,MrsC --above comment-- I was wondering what in the world was a tree pants??? I thought it must be Christmas tree fabric pj when I opened the blog and saw it...I thought wow..
      what a pretty quilt..
      So now.. I must say ,. I love,love your tree pants/tree skirt.. It is gorgeous. And I too love CHristmas and am ready to see some cool weather come in. I am scorching here in Ms..It is 104 degrees today..yuck..
      enjoy your Christmas sewing,you make me want to pull out my Christmas fabrics and do a tree pants/skirt.ha.. PS.ENJOYED the laugh..

    3. I'm glad you had a laugh at me. I guess it has been awhile since I explained the tree pant concept. :-)

  2. This was lovely, thanks for sharing