Tuesday, November 13, 2012

IF YOU CAN'T DANCE, SWIRL!!!

I finished this yesterday..... (not a good picture).  There is more sparkle and color than what is showing here.
So...HERE I am swirling away.  I decided to make a tree skirt. 

No pattern...just a round cut out with ruffles....

 I used my method of making the circle here except I did not use paper, I just used the back of the fabric and chalk.

 When I am done swirling, I will cut the opening in the middle and down the side and bind.
 

 I had to make a trip to JoAnn's (yes....rough trip) today to get fabric for the ruffle.

 Unfortunately, I did not get enough. 

As I was contemplating my dilemma ......my oldest son walked in the room.  Can you see the wheels turning in my head!

 Poor guy!

 It didn't hurt to ask because he went!!!!
  and even gifted me some fabric!

 
 This gal was swirling!!!! I will make a mental note...send oldest son to JoAnn's more often! 



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25 comments:

Teresa in Music City said...

Looks like a fun project! I haven't done ruffles in ages!!! That blue snowflake fabric gives me ideas......

JustCindy said...

The tree topper turned so cute. How cute is that fabric with the gifts on it! I think that is fantastic that your son will go to Joann's for you and bring home extra fabric. He did good picking out the fabrics.

LynCC said...

OK, that is one COOL son!! :)

Heather said...

Cute Christmas table topper.

Denise :) said...

Haha!! Sounds like a great day! Love your gifted fabrics -- your eldest son has great taste! :)

Joanne Lendaro said...

what a nice boy!! table topper looks great, cant' wait to see the skirt!

Chartreuse Moose said...

Thank you for the reminder! Time to get started on a tree skirt! Also, thank you for a lovely blog!

GardenofDaisies said...

Awww, what a great kid you have!! Love the little tree skirt!

Needled Mom said...

It sounds like you have trained that son well, Barb!!! That will make such a sweet tree skirt.

Tangos Treasures said...

Beautiful!! teehee YAY for your son!!

wackywoman said...

Nice tree skirt and a wonderful son!

suemac said...

Love your swirling trees.

AnnieO said...

Beautiful! Oh, I would hate to have to cut that pretty snowflake in the center :) What a good son you have--mine when he was little in the stroller used to cry when I pushed him through those aisles of bolts tall above him--not sure he would volunteer now to go to a fabric store but he's 6'4" and much taller than those bolts now :)

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

Love the swirls!

Sheila said...

Your swirling trees are so pretty and your son is wonderful !

Dresden Quilter said...

I love your tree skirt.

SewCalGal said...

What a sweet heart of a son! Give him a big hug for me.

Your newest table topper is beautiful.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Snoodles said...

What a doll....wish my sons would do that! LOL I really love your finish....is that one a topper or a tree skirt? Love it!

Gene Black said...

Wow! What a great son!!!!! You must have done something right raising him.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh Barb, you did a good job with that boy!! What a sweetie!

Esther Aliu said...

Oh love it Barb and I need a new tree skirt too...and I have some rather lovely prints I could use....oh no I think I feel a last minute WIP coming along!!

Barb Gibney said...

love your tree skirts...thanks for sharing...I think I have just been inspired!!

Melinda Cornish said...

Ok, I really love this one...I need to make a small pink tree skirt for my little pink tree!

Annie said...

I love those trees! So fun! Please send your eldest son over to me...I need him to make a little fabric run for me...*wink wink*.

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

That was very sweet of your Son to go to JoAnn's for you. I like the snowflake fabric he found for you.