Train Tree Skirt – Finished product!

Well after the tension troubles, ripping and re-stitching, the train tree skirt is FINALLY DONE!!!!

Here’s how it looked before quilting:

Train tree skirtHere’s the finished product:

I added some black ribbon after the quilting was finished to be tracks.

Finished train tree skirt

I love how the wind swirls look against the trains and up against the ballast.Finished train tree skirt

I love how the concentric octagons turned out. Fancy but not too frilly (after all you don’t want frilly on a train quilt, now do you?).Finished train tree skirt

You can’t tell in the pictures but the 1st two swirls coming from the stack are in black. The 1003 is N’s favorite train. In large part because it is stored about 20 minutes from our house so we get to visit it a lot.SOO 1003

I love how the coal turned out in the tender.SOO 1003 Tender

A real old fashioned wooden box car (ok well its fabric, but it looks like wood).SOO Box Car

This is modeled after the caboose where the kids got to see Santa in for the first time.SOO Caboose

N’s second favorite train is the Southern Pacific Daylight 4449. And this version even had the signature on the front.Daylight 4449

The windows in the passenger cars made for a lot of blanket stitching!!!!!Southern Pacific Passenger Car

Southern Pacific Passenger Car

And here’s the most important thing…..
Train Tree Skirt
He loves it!!!!

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About NotYourNormalSteam

I love to make things, food, paper, fabric, the medium doesn’t really matter. I am also an obsessive planner. The day after Christmas I am already working out plans for the next year.
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2 Responses to Train Tree Skirt – Finished product!

  1. Joy says:

    This is such a beautiful tree skirt. Be very proud.

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