Woo-hoo! I've started! I have all my fabrics picked out, I've made the template for cutting the tree pieces, and I've started cutting strips. I'll post photos to my blog as I go, so check back frequently if you're interested. I did find an error on the directions, I believe. Marcie says to use 5 different green prints for the trees and the larger picture of the quilt looks like the trees have 5 strips, but you'll really need 6--look at the pictures of the blocks themselves. So if you haven't started yet, please make this change. If I find other errors, I'll post them.
I'm cutting enough to make two toppers--one for me and one for a Christmas gift. I think it's probably just as easy to make two as it is to make one.
I'm also strip piecing the tree trunk section rather than making the trunks individually--since I need 8 trunks for the two quilts, that makes sense to me. I also think that the gold background on either side of the trunk needs to be cut at 2-1/2" by 3" (rather than 3-1/2") but I haven't gotten that far yet--just wanted to alert you if your section turns out too wide; you can just trim an equal amount from each side. I'll confirm that, though, once I get to that part. I'm trying to do most of my cutting first before I get to the sewing.
Thanks for joining in!