Only for my Brother

Last year, I decided last minute (read: Christmas Eve) to make my brother a Pave the Way quilt. This year, I promised I’d be more timely. The best laid plans…
So on Christmas Eve morning, I dug out the Peanuts® fabric that I’d bought to make a Christmas quilt for the brother! I had bought the fabric in a timely manner:)

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Pretty soon, I had blocks in rows!

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Mid morning, my family left for lunch at my cousin’s in Charlotte. We had a white elephant gift exchange and I got this awesome pillow made by my cousin Miriam. She’s pretty awesome!

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After a full day of family fun, I was back at it! I gave a play by play on Instagram. Everyone was so supportive, so I believed it would happen!

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Before I went to bed, I had a quilt top!

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Luckily my brother likes to sleep in! I got up early and quilted like a madwoman. I used this fun variegated Aurifil. I’m not usually pro variegated, but this was red, green, lime and white. Perfect for this project!!

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UPDATE: This is the thread I used. It’s 50 weight. It’s color 4650. I got it on the Over the Rainbow set, but I bet you can purchase it separately.

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I finished just as my brother got up. I quickly sewed on the binding! I gifted it with all but the hand sewing complete. It was a whirlwind, but totally worth it!

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My brother and I loved to read the Peanuts books at our grandparent’s house. The Peanuts Christmas story is a favorite for us, so I thought he would like this! He did;)

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Here’s a close up of the swirly quilting and thread.

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The Guru and I both worked on the binding. We finished!

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I’m not really sure what I was thinking when I bought this fabric. I bought the panel, three half yards of red, green and blue & 1 1/3 yards of the white for the backing. I used everything!! Seriously. These are my scraps.

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We had a very merry Christmas! And I hope y’all had a nice holiday whatever your celebrations!
xo LC

12 thoughts on “Only for my Brother

  1. I really love this! Made me smile:) I never buy panels but you may have inspired me to branch out! Thank you so much for sharing this! Merry Christmas!

  2. You are a rock star! I know he loved it! We waited for the Peanuts specials to air every year growing up and watched as a family. Something gets lost when you can instant watch everything on DVD. :-(

  3. Absolutely incredible. You must really love your brother to put in such an amazing effort in so little time. Well worth it though.

  4. This is such a cool quilt and I am sure your brother will love it! I am a Peanuts fan too – I remember dragging my Snoopy toy all over New Zealand when we went there for a family holiday when I was young:)

  5. You should get an award. Don’t know if it is good to wait this late or not…you seem to handle it well and pull it off. What a great, meaningful quilt. God help me if I ever have to make a Barney quilt or Madeline quilt….there are NO classics for my daughter.

  6. Jay is such a great guy and I know he LOVED the memories shared with Charlie Brown and you and your grandfather. Merry Christmas, dear.

  7. What a sweet and thoughtful gift. I’m sure it means the world to him. What kind of Aurifil was it? Mako? Lana? What weight? I was looking for a Christmas variegated, but somehow missed this one?

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