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