Monday, December 24, 2012

Design Wall Monday #49 - Christmas Decoration (aka another UFO!)

If a project has a Christmas theme, and even if it hasn't been completed, does it "count" as a Christmas decoration??
If so, I've put it up as a Christmas decoration on the design wall!
Last year I bordered all the blocks from the Dr. Seuss panel in either green or red, and now I am auditioning the light fabric for a sashing.
It's too busy, right?
Maybe I just need to sew the blocks together without sashing?
What about these fabrics? 
Better?
Worse?
I'm too tired to make these decisions right now! I think I'll just keep the blocks up as "decoration" and work on them another time, which hopefully won't be NEXT Christmas!!
Did you finish all the Christmas gifts you are making? I haven't...hopefully I won't get paged to work today and have the whole day to finish sewing, baking, and wrapping.
What's on your design wall today? Hop over to Patchwork Times and see what quilters are working on this Christmas Eve.

16 comments:

  1. Merry Christmas Kathy!

    Nope, I gave up in late November, lol! Anyhoo, I like the blocks with the green fabric with the small grinches as the background or sashing strips. Great idea!

    Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year!!!
    hugz
    Pam

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  2. Well, Aidan's star quilt was to be completed for xmas.... not going to happen.
    I like the green with red for the sashing, maybe a solid red around the outside of the completed top and then the green fabric on the right side with the white bubbles for the outermost border?

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  3. I like the white smashing. Then maybe a nice plain Christmas red all around.

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  4. I like the white sashing too! That is sometimes the hardest part - deciding on the FRAME for the quilt (aka sashing.)

    MERRY CHRISTMAS - looks like you are pretty festive with all of your projects!

    sao in Midlothian, VA

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  5. How can anything be too busy with Grinch fabric? I think the busier the better for a fun quilt like this. Maybe if you work on this all year you will keep Christmas in your heart all year. :-) Merry Christmas.

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  6. Very cute header!
    I, too, like the white fabric as sashing. Your block borders are not really busy fabrics, so I think there are plenty of places for the eye to rest--I think the color contrast with the white is nice.
    I hung unfinished Christmas flimsies in my sewing room as decoration. I didn't even consider the design wall, but I do have another that could go there! : )
    Merry Christmas, Kathy--I've got to go finish presents!!

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  7. We are pretty much finished with our shopping & wrapping - just waiting for the grandbabies to arrive the day after Christmas! Your Grinch quilt is just too darn cute!!!

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  8. Another vote for the white sashing! I think it would be a nice addition. Yes my Christmas gifts are finished,and some have already been delivered so they could be enjoyed. Enjoy the days ahead!

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  9. I like the white sashing too. It sets off the blocks nicely.

    Merry Christmas!

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  10. I like the white. More contrast to the block borders. Looks like it is going to be a fun quilt. Merry Grinchmas to you!

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  11. Merry Christmas Kathy to you and your family.

    Have a great day.

    Dianne

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  12. Of course it counts as a Christmas Decoration....looks very festive to me! Another vote for the white sashing from me.... but what do I know... YOU have to like it!
    Have a wonderful Christmas.....

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  13. Yep, I like the white sashing too. No, I didn't finish all of my sewing and I'm still baking too. Do I feel guilty? A little but I can give them as birthday gifts in February and April so I'm not sweating it. Relax and enjoy the season...Merry Christmas to you and yours!

    I love your header too, so cute!

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  14. Happy Christmas Eve. I actually like te green with the small print, whatever you choose will look just right once it is sewn together.

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  15. I think it counts as a Christmas deco....and I love it with the white background. I do NOT think it's too busy. Merry Christmas to you and thank you for your blog. I enjoy reading it everyday (that you post). :)

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  16. Use the small green print...it makes the blocks stand out! My hubby loves the Grinch also. I have a houseful of Grinch items.

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