November 2012 Sewing Day: Grinchfest

At the October Sewing day we found a number of people who just happened to have a Merry Grinchmas quilt kit in their stash.  The pattern was somewhat confusing and so sat those kits, waiting for a Grinchfest. When you’re working in a group and brainstorming ideas it all some how begins to make sense.  The thing that makes the quilt so extra cute is the “postage stamp” applique that surrounds each picture in the panel. And that is also the one thing about this quilt that can make it so daunting to do. The instructions call for 2 different applique techniques and there are an awful lot of little “stamp perforations” to work with. :)

The blocks to the left are ready to be appliqued onto their background fabric. There are 9 blocks in the panel and after that it’s ready to assemble. Some of the ladies had complete quilt kits while others had only the panel and matched fabrics to complete the quilt. They are all going to be spectacular. Since there was a fair amount of prep work to get to this stage we extended our usual sewing day by 3 hours.

Joan is in her element when it comes to choosing themes for food. :) From How the Grinch Stole Christmas: “The Who’s young & old will sit down to a Feast. They’ll eat their Who-Pudding and rare Who-Roast Beast!” And that’s just what we did. Joan made us wonderful rare Roast-Beast sandwiches with salad and Cindy Lou’s Who-Pudding. Who-Pudding. The one thing I will suggest if you choose to make the Who-Pudding is to shorten the baking time by 10-15 minutes. For dinner we had a Who-pot of soup and delicious cheese biscuits. Thanks to Patti who brought wonderful cookies to share with the day long tea and coffee.

http://www.robertkaufman.com/quilting/quilts_patterns/merry_grinchmas_panel_quilt/

Happy Quilting…Valerie Raye

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