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How to Make a Grinch Quilt Plus a Look at a Froggy Quilt
Glimmer Twin Fan and Millionaire Tips give us information on quilting
Glimmer Twin Fan shares with us the difference between hadn quilting and machine quilting. She provides much detail about quilting and leaves it up to you what type of quilting to choose as your favorite method http://glimmertwinfan.hubpages.com/hub/Hand-Quilting-vs-Machine-Quilting
Millionaire tips provides us with a great deal of information about traditonal quilts that you will find interesting. http://millionairetips.hubpages.com/hub/What-is-a-Traditional-Quilt
Quilt making has come a long way since the days when the ladies sat around a large frame and completed each part of a quilt by hand.
Today there are machines which do portions of the work 'for' the quilter. But it is still a task that requires attention to detail and commitment to a project that may take many months to complete. This is a gift that will last a lifetime.
The story behind this quilt began one year before the Christmas holidays. It was at that time that the idea began to take shape in my sister's head, kind of like those proverbial sugar plums.
Her daughter-in-law had professed her interest in all things Grinchy. That was when my sister had an idea...a most wonderful idea, so unlike the Grinch . Her marvelously wonderful idea was to make a quilt about Mr. Grinch.
Once she makes up her mid to make something for someone, she does it. This odyssey would last all year long. She spent a total of fifteen weeks composing,formulating, orchestrating, and creating the Grinch quilt pictured in this article.
'I learned so much as I made this. I know if I make another one it will take much less time,' she told me, and I could hear the relief in her voice. Relief that she accomplished her goal of finishing in time for Christmas and relief that now when she made a new one, it would be less of a challenge. A challenge. But one she knew she would be able to tackle with new knowledge.
This may be a project you would wish to complete for a friend or loved one. There are a vast array of designs and patterns available. Select what you like and get started on your quilting project.
...a little about the Grinch
Just in case you are not familiar with the Grinch. here is a little information about him. He is one of Dr Seuss fame. He is one of the most famous characters he invented. It is almost impossible in late November and the whole month of December to not find a Grinch movie or book somewhere...in a store or on television.
The Grinch had only a tiny piece of a heart it is said. It really bugged him every year when the 'Who's down in Whoville, the tall and the small' celebrated Christmas with all of the singing and joy and happiness. He had none of those feelings. His plan: steal Christmas packages including all of the trappings even the roast beast and Christmas would not come.
He did all of those despicable things. And something wonderful happened instead of what he planned.
Please read How the Grinch Stole Christmas to see what happens.
About the Material
You may want to know...the fabric is Robert Kauffman 100% quilt fabric. Inside of the layers of fabric is thin batting.
The finishing touch was a striped binding.
...a Photo Journal
The following photographs were taken throughout the year as my sister was working on this quilt.
More ideas on quilting using a machine...
A gift of Froggy Fun
My sister knows that I have a colleciton of froganalia and is always finding things to send me that have the froggie signature. She made this adorable quilt for me and sent it to me a frew days ago. I just wanted to share it with it you.
The Tree Skirt
A Grinch Tree Skirt
After the quilt was complete but with almost no time left before her trip to Florida for Christmas this year, another idea emerged. Of course!! A tree skirt. There must be a tree skirt.
It is pictured here ...completed almost as she was racing to the plane. Finished though and ready to be part of a spectacular gift for someone this year.