Looking for a project you can actually have done and gifted before Christmas as long as you start by December 20? For real, it can be done and you can be living the Suite Life! These "suite" little nutcracker guys started life as a mystery project culminating in the table runner version of this pattern. But I loved the block so much and saw a larger quilt with a more modern feel, and the cover quilt features that vision - the lap/wall sized version of nutcracker guys marching in tree formation. What could be cuter and more festive? Not much, if you ask me! What's the best part of this pattern? It's so hard to choose! First, either version can be made entirely of scraps if you like - in fact, my cover quilt blocks were cut totally from a Cherrywood Fabrics grab bag. But you like yardage? No problem! Supply list includes yardage and scrap equivalents. Second, it's easy enough for a confident beginner, but awesome looking enough to keep a more advanced quilter interested, and yes I'm using myself as the model on that statement. I literally kept saying as I put it together "THIS IS SO CUTE!" I hope you agree. Third, if you start by December 20 of any given year, you can definitely have the table runner version done for gift giving. It's that quick. And finally, the cover quilt is the first one I've created that all three of my daughters, including two teenagers, have exclaimed their love for and begged me never to give it away. That has to mean something! Pattern includes lap/wall (64" x 80"), table runner (23" x 45") and a surprise bonus project (you'll have to peek inside once you own it to find that one out), ensuring you'll use it again and again to make your holidays as "suite" as can be. Directions include quilting ideas and alternate border options. Don't love the blank faces? Spice them up with some ideas of your own. Use scraps or yardage or a combination. Each nutcracker the same or all different. It's all good when you are living the Suite Life!