Ugly Christmas Sweater QAL

Ugly Christmas Sweater Quilt-Along

These are the blocks I stitched for the quilt along hosted by Lorna McMahon of Sew Fresh Quilts.  Lorna’s pattern is wonderful and honestly, I don’t think the sweaters are ugly.    I love that she used solids for the sweaters and was able to raid my Kona Cottons stash to make most of the sweaters.  I finished the first 15 blocks before running out of Peapod (green) and Papaya (orange) and need to order a half-yard of each to finish the quilt top.

I followed the pattern cover design pretty closely except for changing some of the collar colors.  I also pulled out my From Marti Michell templates and used them to cut the pieces for the 6″ sweater centers, the half-triangles of background fabric for the shoulder area, and to trim the sleeve connector pieces.  They made stitching the diagonal seams quick and easy, plus there was no need to trim afterwards.

Below are all the yummy Kona Cotton colors in my version of the quilt.  Most of the fabrics were left over from the Moda Modern Building Blocks quilt or the Bauble quilt.

  • Background –  Sky
  • White – Snow
  • Green – Peapod
  • Red – Cardinal
  • Pink – Peony
  • Light Blue / Aqua – Capri
  • Dark Blue – Windsor
  • Orange –  Papaya
  • Yellow – Buttercup

I haven’t decided on the binding fabric, but the red sure looks nice!

Find this link in the side bar to visit Lorna’s Ugly Christmas Sweater QAL and make a few (not so) ugly sweaters of your own.

Christmas Sweaters button

Happy Quilting!