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March 30, 2016

Ugly Christmas Sweaters Quilt Along

Hi y'all!  I think I'm finally caught up on my myriad of projects.  I'm going to share last weeks blocks on a couple of projects today but then, it's all about Christmas Sweaters!!

First up, here is this week's block for Project 48.

Project 48 Modern Flying Geese

This block was really pretty simple.  I love the way it turned out!  This is going to be a fabulous quilt when it's done!

Next up is the blocks for The Splendid Sampler from this last week.

The Splendid Sampler 36 Patch and Scrap Star

They are looking so so so pretty!!  Every block is just as gorgeous as the last!! 

Now, let me catch you up on the Ugly Christmas Sweaters QAL.  This is a really fun quilt along hosted and designed by Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts.  Since I couldn't post for a while, I'm showing you all the blocks thus far.  Here's the first set...

Ugly Sweaters Set 1

That coral/orangey one is just gorgeous!  And the second set...

Ugly Sweaters Set 2 
Love these fun blocks!  A lot of the fabric on the non-pieced centers were sent to me by my online friends.  Love them!  Here's the third set...

Ugly Sweaters Set 3
That plaid on the upper right may be one of my favorite fabrics in this quilt.  I had no idea what I'd use it for when I got it but it is right at home here.  Now for the fourth set...

Ugly Sweaters Set 4
Those penguins!!!  And the fifth set...

Ugly Sweaters Set 5

This set definitely shows some favorites.  I'm not one to work with grey but it is so pretty here.  And that pink block!?!  And now the final set...

Ugly Sweaters Set 6

I finished up these penguins last night.  And that purple is so deep and luscious!  Okay, that is 22 blocks and I want 42 so I'm a little over halfway.  But how will they look together?

Ugly Sweaters Together

That's an idea!  And OMG!!!  Can I just say how much I love it!!!  I cannot wait to be curled up with this next Christmas!!!

So, we are slowly getting you caught up on all of the projects.  I think the next one I bring in for you will be the 365 Block Challenge.  That's a lot of blocks so far, but mostly small.  Can't wait to share!

Today I'll be linking up with...Patchwork Times, Cooking Up Quilts, Bits and Bobs, Quilt Story, Freemotion by the River, Blossom Heart Quilts, and Sew Fresh Quilts.


  1. Those sweaters are lots of fun!!

  2. What a post full of fun and so much work in all your blocks. If it's okay to have favourites I have 3 from your ugly Christmas sweater blocks - The Grinch, The letter to Santa and the Christmas stocking. There's no question this will be the talk of your Christmas and more when it's finished. Thanks so much for linking up at Sew Cute Tuesday today - Chris (guest host) @madebyChrissieD :D

  3. I've been following your Ugly Sweaters on Instagram, so it's great to see them all together here! They're so cute!!!

  4. These look so great! I want to make these-or at least a couple, but I also wanted to make the elephant parade quilt & still have,t gotten to it! There is always something else that needs done! Maybe next Christmas I can get a chance/reason to sew them for someone else so it will actually get done!

  5. Your sweaters are great, and I'm with Chris, those three would be my favourites too.

  6. These are a lot of fun! Ugly sweaters make for a great quilt block!

  7. There are so many fun QALs out there! I had not heard of the Ugly Sweater one! How great!

  8. So many fun blocks! They look great all together. I couldn't pick a favorite sweater from the set, they are all a lot of fun.

  9. Those Christmas sweaters are so much fun. Love the fabrics you have used for them. There are so many beautiful quiltalongs out there this year. You've chosen great ones!

  10. You certainly have captured the spirit of the ugly sweater quilt. Way to go I love it.

  11. Your fabric choices on your sweaters are awesome! You are going to have the best quilt around, and I don't think anyone can call them ugly sweaters! Your Project 48 blocks are also terrific, and the setting is perfect. I really like what you are doing.

  12. The sweaters look so terrific all together. Great job!

  13. Cathy, you are such a QAL girl! I love your ugly sweaters so much.

  14. Your Ugly Sweater quilt is so darn cute!!

  15. Your sweaters look awesome together. Great colors choices! Love the background!