Thursday, December 13, 2012

Grinch Christmas Quilt with Mini Pattern

I realized I haven't shown you the other Christmas window, it's The Grich.

The iron bed got a new Grinch quilt made for it and I layered it over a Moda red and white polka dot quilt. I wove a pine garland through the head board and hung a large lighted wreath from the top. A gold and red "G" was placed in the middle.

I found the Grinchy green stockings at The Dollar Store. My vintage tinsel tree and tinfoil garland sit near by.  The red star on top is also from The Dollar Store.

This was a really easy quilt and it came together fast. Amy liked it so she made 6. Seriously. That girl.

I had enough leftovers I made a pillow to go with the quilt. More Grinchy green was added with jumbo ricrac.

Amy quilted an all over Christmas ornament pattern and it looks fab. Thanks Amy.

Merry Grinchmas!!

If you want to make your own Grinch quilt here is what you will need:

-2 Grinch panels, 20 rectangles total (this will be a 4 block by 5 block with small inner and larger out border quilt)
-black inner border 6-2" strips
-outer border 7-6" strips
-block sashing 10 different fabrics 3-2.5" strips each
-backing: I used a directional Grinch fabric so I cut 2.5 yards and pieced the whole width vertical with a solid from my sash to round out the width
-binding 7-2.5" strips

  Cut our your blocks on the block outlines. Add a 2.5" strip to the side and sew using a 1/4" seam. Iron open and trim. Add the trimmed piece to the other side, iron open, and trim. Repeat for the top and bottom.
 Repeat for all 20 blocks. If my block had mostly red I used a green sashing and vice versa.
 Lay out your blocks in a 4X5 alternating green-red pattern. Rearrange to your liking and sew the rows together and then join the rows.
 Add your small inner black border then the larger outer border. Tada, you are done.

And that is my mini pattern.

Finished quilt size 56X84 You can find Grinch fabric here

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  1. So cute! I especially love that pillow you made to go with it! :)

  2. Love the whole scene, the pillow looks so cute with that huge ric rac

  3. Very colorful a pretty christmas quilt.

  4. So very clever.Love your use of the extra large ric-rac. I am so copying that idea! Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. Wow! What an awesome quilt and the pictures are lovely as well. Thanks for sharing!