Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Grinch Quilt - Finished!

My other Christmas Quilt. :)
This was my niece's Christmas present, using the panel from the Grinch collection.  Which, like Rudolph, was not printed straight or easily trim-able. I managed to get the blocks to an even 11.75" tall unfinished, and did some fancy math to lay them out.
I used almost every little bit in the sashings, borders and backing. To the point that my quilt teacher would have yelled at me, had she known how close the top and backing were in size.
I love the quilting - single crosshatch diamonds, with every other line then tripled. I'm glad I had enough time to go back and add the extra lines, even though I had some trouble with the quilting.
First, the snap-in spot for my walking foot broke, so I had to tape it together.
Then, well, that problem on the left kept happening.

The binding is the same candy cane stripe as Rudolph. I wish I had more!

Finished size: 50x60"
{maybe...I'll update after I have my sister measure!}


  1. The Grinch looks great! Way to go. :)

    "that problem on the left"....hehe

  2. Congrats on being done with Grinch! I really like your quilting - good going, especially with kitty in the way - love that!

  3. Great job MacGyvering up that walking foot, your quilt looks fantastic! I have a similar situation with my cat, what is it with cats and quilts?

  4. It's fabulous...great job! You inspired me to get back to my Grinch quilt! I'd love to finish it.

  5. Great job! Your, um, helper was just giving her stamp of approval!
    Whoop Whoop!

  6. Such a cute quilt! Great work!! Looks like you could use a little less furry help there....

    Whoop whoop!!

  7. Fun quilt! The pets love to find a quilt:)