When my daughter saw the tree skirt I made for myself last Christmas she requested one 'just like it'. I had to move some of the colors around because of the amount of fabric I had on hand, but it is essentially the same.
I used a pattern from the November/December 2015 issue of Fons and Porter's Love of Quilting magazine that uses the LeMoyne Star. I don't have their special tool so I made the directions fit my own method. That makes the outer diamonds into trapezoids but I like them anyway.
This is the new one:
Compared to the one last year:
On last year's skirt I used a pieced back but for this new one I found a neat metallic 'brush painting' fabric for the backing.
Now it's off to arrive as a birthday gift and dress up the upcoming Christmas festivities.