I made the binding on Sunday using a little less than 1/2 yard of fabric and this continuous binding tutorial (which has some great charts to help you determine fabric needs and binding lengths).
So today, I started on some straight-line quilting. I really hope I learn to love the actual quilting part of making a quilt ~ at the moment, it's not my favorite. Since the tree skirt is going to be 8-sided, I started with that shape in the center, and I'm doing kind of a sun-burst pattern from there. It took a while to decide exactly what to do, but so far so good (and no puckers ~ Yay!)
Finally ~ Good news! Rachel over at Stitched in Color is hosting a Penny Patch Beginner's Quilt-Along! I planned on doing a patchwork for Christmas tree skirt #4, so this is perfect for that project. I grabbed the button for my sidebar ~ I'm ready!!
Linking up with Lee for WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.