This post made it just in time for Christmas! I was at my mother's house today for a family brunch where she had her nutcracker quilt displayed. I had forgotten all about it. I made this for her a few years ago as a gift, fortunately she remembered to unpack it for the season. She let me borrow it today so that I could photograph it for this post.
The quilt top was made using a number of techniques including traditional piecing, foundation piecing and applique. The assembly was machine quilted.