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May 20, 2014

Tuesday Archives!

Val picked two of my favorite things to link up today:  Christmas and Chevrons.  I saw that and immediately went through my pics to hunt these down.  First my chevron quilt:

I love this little quilt.  Several years ago, for my birthday, we went to visit my favorite quilt shop, Creations in Kerrville, Texas.  I walked that store for an hour, petting and ogling fabric before going back around and grabbing these beauties.  I knew exactly what I wanted to make with them.  I came home and started cutting.  At that time, I was using Thangles and it took a lot to get these together.  But I'm so happy with how it turned out.  This lap quilt lives on my sofa and I get to cuddle with it every day.

Next up is my Nutcracker quilt.

I collect nutcrackers.  And years ago, this fabulous nutcracker fabric was put out by Northcott.  I was just starting to quilt at the time but I hunted down every little piece of that fabric line I could.  And I waited.  Then I joined a "happy block" swap and pulled these little guys out.  Everyone sent out 5 squares of fabric to everyone in the swap.  They sewed on a 2" border and then sent them back.

I found this Christmas sheet music fabric at Hobby Lobby and put it all together.  I couldn't find a  picture of it finished but I absolutely love it.  The day after Thanksgiving it comes out of hiding and goes on my bed and stays there until the Christmas decorations come down.

Thanks Val for such a fun link up over at Val's Quilting Studio!!

What do y'all have to share?



  1. What a great, slightly different, idea for a Christmas quilt, I've never seen Nutcracker fabric before and I love what you did with it, the musical sashing is brilliant too.

    1. Thanks! The nutcracker fabric is called Nutcracker Suite and Northcott put it out just years and years ago.

  2. Cathy...serious...thanks for the cool shout out! I love that you use your chevron every day!! And that nutcracker quilt is wonderful. I especially like the music print sashing...that was the first thing I noticed...love it! (PS I too love getting lost in a quilt store for hours!!)

    1. Thanks Val! That music sheet fabric is definitely a favorite.

  3. Hey Cath! THe Nutcracker was a perfect pick to rejunivate during this festive time of year. I enjoyed seeing it again!!Thanks for your awesome linky support!! :)