Baby trees in little containers pass for great Christmas trees when you live in an apartment. Now that we have our own home we’re finally able to have our first big Christmas tree. A few Saturdays ago Brent and I tromped through the rain and mud [yes mud in December in Michigan...so weird] and picked out an 11 foot douglas fir tree from the tree farm Brent’s dad used to work on when he was younger. Brent even let me saw the tree down, which, if you know him, is quite a gift. After we strapped the tree to the top of our vehicle I had a mini I’m-covered-in-mud-and-freezing-cold-I-wish-it-was-snowing-where’s-the-hot-chocolate-meltdown, and then drove home. We put the tree in front of the bay windows, then promptly moved it 5 feet to the right, then into the corner, then back to the original spot, and then into the corner again. Have I ever mentioned how patient Brent is? Before we even had our tree I’d seen this mini-quilt on The Purl Bee and knew that I’d adapt the project into a Christmas tree skirt. I made three stars and didn’t add the white fabric around each star as show in the tutorial on The Purl Bee. I took a yard and a half of lightweight cotton canvas, folded it into a square and cut 2 circles out of it, slit the radius of each circle and cut smaller circle in the center of each larger circle. Then I sewed my stars onto one circle, and my rectangles onto the other circle. I placed the right sides of the skirts together and sewed around the outer edge of the circles, leaving a bit of room to turn the skirt right side out. I finished up the edges of the skirt, pressed it with a hot iron, placed it under our tree, and am looking forward to enjoying it each Christmas for years to come.