Savor a Sip of Christmas Cognac

Cognac, 80 x 80 inches, by O.V. Brantley, 2010. For sale at


Cognac may not look like a Christmas quilt but it is. Growing up, cognac was a drink to be savored on special occasions. It was not an everyday drink. And even on Christmas, the most special of all occasions, it was to be sipped and enjoyed slowly. This quilt captures that Christmas memory for me. The placement of the brown and cream blocks in this quilt hopefully create an optical illusion of movement conjuring up that special drink — cognac. Stars and Christmas ornaments are featured in the quilting pattern to carry out the theme of the quilt.

The back of this quilt features snowmen saying “Let it snow” and a sign that marks the North Pole. With a sip of cognac, who cares about the snow!

There is a hanging sleeve on the back of this 80 x 80 inch quilt if you want to hang it, but you can also cuddle under it.  A label on the back documents the quilt. Cognac is offered for sale in my studio store at


About ovbrantley

I am a passionate quilter who also is the general counsel for a major urban county in Georgia. I manage to pursue my triple passions of motherhood, quilting and traveling.
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2 Responses to Savor a Sip of Christmas Cognac

  1. Dee Johnson says:

    Quilts with repeating designs usually do not excite my fancy, but I find this one enchanting. The design does give it a sort of undulating and flowing feel. It reminds me too of the first time my best girlfriend and I wanted to be sophisticated, and we tried to drink a very expensive cognac, but after several tries gave it up, I mean even after the addition of OJ and Coca Cola, it was still no go for us. Haven’t had any since. LOL


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