Monday, December 15, 2014

Annual Decorating of the Design Wall

I seem to have developed a tradition of putting up the same Grinch quilt every December. I move blocks around and sew on it a bit, get overwhelmed with Christmas preparations, and then put the quilt parts away again for another year.
I bought the fabric at Keepsake Quilting while on the way to Quilt Festival in Vermont in June of 2011. The blocks appeared in a design wall post in 2011,  and in 2012. Last year I forgot about it altogether, and had to go in search of it this year.
Here it is again! I'm back to favouring the white sashing with some red and green 4 patch cornerstones.

Hello Mr. Grinch!
Is this the year you become a finished quilt?!?!
Or are you still an annual Christmas decoration for the design wall?
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19 comments:

  1. They really are cute blocks!

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  2. a Grinch today huh, Not your Mystery? Hope you get it done. Cheering you on for a great Finish to the 2014 year.

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  3. Very fun blocks. Hopefully you can get them done before the holiday prep gets to be too consuming.

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  4. If you don't have time to finish the grinchy top before Christmas, you could always do it after! It would be nice to have it out as a decoration in your house next year instead of on the wall....it is a very fun quilt!

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  5. I like the idea of decorating the design board with something holiday themed.

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  6. The Grinch is such a classic so when ever he becomes a quilt he will be loved.

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  7. I love how you have put it on your design wall. I probably wouldn't finish it but keep it has a annual wall.

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  8. I do remember this! Such a fun Christmas quilt...or quilt-to-be. : )

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  9. Cute, cute! I love it on your wall. You should display it there for the month, put it away to finish in July. :)
    Love the sashing fabric. I think it's perfect!

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  10. Kathy, you've got to get this one finished. It's just too great to be a design wall feature on an annual basis although he does bring Christmas into that space.

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  11. Well, the quilting room should be decorated, too! They are such cute blocks. And the sashing is great!

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  12. We all have our traditions! :~)

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  13. this post needs a Like button - I think I'll pull out my Grinch fabric and do the same thing!

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  14. Gives a new meaning to the concept of a Christmas tradition. Just bring it out every year because it is fun and colourful!

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  15. I like the white also! There is no reason you can't work on it after Christmas!

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  16. I think you should wait one more year...5 year plan!! How can you get anything done...I am having troubles getting time to do the GI mystery...still on clue 2!!!

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  17. this looks a real fun quilt and if not completed for this Christmas please have it done for Xmas 2015 for us all to see and enjoy

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  18. The blocks are so cute. I hope you finish this year. Please share if you do.
    Debbie

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