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    Nut cracker quilt

    My daughter and I appliqued and pieced this while she was visiting over Thanksgiving week. We completed the top in three days - what fun. The pattern is from Amy Bradley. Since she left I used a design off my sewing machine and tack quilted the background, sashing and border and today put the last stitch in the binding. I am so thankful to have a daughter who enjoys quilting as much as I do.
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    OMG! That is the cutest thing.
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    Great quilt....in such a short amount of time!!

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    very nicely done
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    That one is very cute. i'd not seen this before. great colors too!!

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    very quilt nice job!!!!
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    That is really, really cute.
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    beautiful quilt even better wonderful memories
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    Great quilt. I love how that chevron fabric looks on the binding

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    It is sooooo cute! You and your daughter did a wonderful job. Thanks for sharing.

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    Beautiful quilt

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    That is absolutely darling. You both did a wonderful job on it. Great color choices too.
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    Very cute indeed. Great variety in the faces and hats/beards etc.
    Love that black/white chevron border and binding. So Christmas-y!

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    that is just too cute

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    Quote Originally Posted by grammer ann View Post
    My daughter and I appliqued and pieced this while she was visiting over Thanksgiving week. We completed the top in three days - what fun.....Since she left I used a design off my sewing machine and tack quilted the background, sashing and border.......
    I love it, grammer ann! Can you tell us more about tacking it.....e.g. what stitch did you use and how do you do just one design as a tack? I'm thinking this might be the way to do some minky backed throws I'm making. TIA!! Polly

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    That is as cute as can be! Made even more special that your DD helped make it! I love nutcrackers, so if you get tired of it, I'll gladly take it off your hands!! LOL. Very striking colors, too!

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    Delightful, and such a joy to share productive time with our daughter.

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    Looks like the two of you had a fun and productive weekend!
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    Oh man, I love this! I collect Nutcrackers and I would love to collect this. Great job for both of you. BrendaK
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    ooooooh! Love it, love it, love it! GOOD JOB!

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    I've never been a big fan of nutcrackers, but your quilt is adorable. I may have to change my mind. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pollytink View Post
    I love it, grammer ann! Can you tell us more about tacking it.....e.g. what stitch did you use and how do you do just one design as a tack? I'm thinking this might be the way to do some minky backed throws I'm making. TIA!! Polly
    I have a Pfaff 7570. Among the decorative stitches built into the machine is one that looks like a snow flake. It would normally stitch in a continuous row of snow flakes, but my machine has a button that when pressed will stitch out only one repeat of the pattern and stop. This machine was new in 1995 and I am not familiar with other or newer machines whether they can do the same. It does a locking stitch at the end of the repeat so I just moved about 1 1/2 inch away and started another. I just cut the threads between each move, maybe I should have buried the threads but I did not. This quilt will only be out a short time each year so I don't see it having to be washed often.
    Thank you for looking and for all of your kind comments.

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    What a treasure you created with your daughter. It is perfect.
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    I absoluyely adore it!
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    I love it!!!

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