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Thread: Nutcracker Quilt

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    Senior Member Belles.hold's Avatar
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    Our only grandchild, Alyssa, who is ll years old, has been appearing in "The Nutcracker on Ice" since she was 3 years old. Each year she becomes more and more proficient with more and more difficult routines. When I saw the Classic Nutcracker Quilt, I knew I had to make it for her as a Christmas present. I've finished three of the twelve Nutcrackers and then will start on the 26 different 12-inch blocks that make up the border. What do you think? Am I ambitious or fool hardy to think I can finish this queen sized quilt before Christmas? AND complete the Santa Swap and the Row Robin Swap?? Belles

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    I think you did a great job.

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    wow, those are awesome. I'm sure you can do it.

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    Belles, you're awsome! Nutcrackers, row robins, etc. Where do you find the time? The Nutcrackers are beautiful by the way!

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    Oh wow, what a great quilt.

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    Wow is right.....if you think you can....you will...and have fun doing it!!!!

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    This is beautiful...and quite intricate. Are you doing machine applique?

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    very cute thanks for sharing

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    Your work is awesome. Of course, you can complete all these things before Christmas. This quilt is for your granddaughter, that always puts a lot of ump in our step when we are doing something for them. We have faith in you!!

    Please, please, please post this quilt when you complete it.
    I know it will be a fantastic quilt.

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    Great work! I love that pattern!

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    Your DGD will love her quilt. Be sure to post a picture when you have it finished. You'll be able to finish by Christmas, you have 5 months.

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    Beautiful! She is sure to love it.

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    She will treasure it :mrgreen: You do great work :thumbup:

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    Lovely quilt

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    Very nice! I enjoy nutcrackers; and have a small collection of them that I display during the Christmas season. Love the details in each one.

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    You can do it! You have a great start! :thumbup:

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    I love the Nutcracker and your blocks are fantastic. Wish I was getting this.
    Cheryl

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    Nice job!! :thumbup:

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    You have done a wonderful job on these characters.

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    Love them...wonderful Job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rismstress
    I love the Nutcracker and your blocks are fantastic. Wish I was getting this.
    Cheryl
    Thanks to all who have written such nice comments about my Nutcrackers. I'll post pictures each time I make three more, and when I finally finish, I'll take a photo of the entire quilt. I hope each character gets easier to applique - - but somehow I doubt it. The teeth, eyes, eyebrows and lips are very small. I have to bring my satin stitch down to a 1.5 setting. Also, after it is quilted, I'll be able to add all the embellishments...such as jewels for the crowns, laces for the boots, a chain for the watch fob, etc. Belles

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    It is gonna be great. Love it.

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    This is an awesome quilt. Has your daughter seen it yet? She's going to be so proud of it & it will give memories for years to come.

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    Good Job!!! They are so cute :D:D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheila Elaine
    This is an awesome quilt. Has your daughter seen it yet? She's going to be so proud of it & it will give memories for years to come.

    Thanks, that's the reaction I hope to get from my daughter and granddaugher, Alyssa - AWESOME! She hasn't seen any of the Nutcracker blocks nor a picture of the entire quilt. I'm hoping to keep it a secret until Christmas. Belles

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