Monday, December 12, 2011

Grinch :)

What is your favorite Christmas movie?

Mine is 'How The Grinch Stole Christmas', the old animated film.  I love the songs, and I always crack up when the Grinch sews Max's tail through the old treddle sewing machine.  I just can't get through a Christmas season without watching this movie.  {My kids mostly tolerate my obsession}

I even bought myself Grinch pajama pants this year :)

So naturally when I saw the Grinch fabric, I had to sew with some!

This quilt measures approx. 42"X53".  I started cutting it Saturday morning and quilted it before going to bed {late} that night {or was it Sunday morning by then?....}

Anyway, the binding still needs to be pulled around back and stitched down, which I'll be doing by hand this week.  Then this quilt is off to my Mom {shhh, don't tell her}

Here is a shot of the back

The red is a Kona solid, but I don't know which one.  And I was glad to have enough leftover Santa Grinches to put a strip down the side :)

The quilting is nothing special {I wasn't up to anything ambitious at midnight}  but I do think my FMQ stitches are becoming more consistant.  Which is good, because I hadn't considered how well the varigated green thread would show up on the solid red - just trying to make do with what is on hand as much as posible :)

My kids and I have been having fun watching Rudolph, Frosty, Santa Comes to Town, etc by the light of the Christmas tree.  Add some hot chocolate and quilts, and I'd say thats about a perfect afternoon  :)  What are your family's favorite Christmas flicks?

I'm going to do a little linkin', want to come along?   Have a great day!  :)

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