Saturday, December 31, 2011

Grinch: Quick Assembly Update

Well, last blog I was all excited about the framing fabric for each quilt block and went into my choices and reasoning in great detail.  This quilt is unusual for me in that I have no plan and I am just winging it as I go.  No surprise then that the assembly is not going smoothly.  Here are the framed quilt blocks all together.

I have already changed the framing on the Grinch and Cindy Lou Whoo with presents block from that multi colored mini block print to a less chaotic two tone green. I have also decided that the framing of the two yellow blocks will need to be changed as well to something of the green or red bent.


I wanted sashing between the blocks but did not want it to look orderly so I added some stack and whack green rectangles.  These were originally going to be catty-wampus checkerboards of red/white/green/yellow but even before assembling them, I realized the high contrast would compete for attention with the Grinch blocks.  I backed off to just shades of green.

Here is a close-up of the TOP half

And here is a close-up of the BOTTOM half

Here are some photo responses after a frantic e-mail to my daughter on Dec 4th titled "Help, the GRINCH is winning"  (Hard to believe it has been so long since I blogged-  but Christmas IS a busy time of year).  She suggested I add some red lines to draw the eye to the Grinch blocks.   I think the idea could work but I do not particularly want to cut apart seams I have already done so I have set this project aside to think on a while.

Robin's Option 1 Wonky Crosses:
Robin's Option 2 Wonky Crosses:

Stay tuned.  I may be a few weeks before this project comes off the back burner.


  1. Don't lose hope! Your Grinch quilt and my Christmas Traditions quilt can hang out on the back burner together. There's always next Christmas!

  2. Oh this is lovely! I've just done similar with Lorax fabric :) your daughter sent me :)

  3. How about red bias so you don't have to take the blocks apart?