Sunday, May 7, 2017

Ugly Christmas Sweater Quilt


I may have been MIA from blogging for the past month but that doesn't mean I haven't been busy working on my quilting! This is such a fun finish -  I just love this quilt and I think it will definitely have to stay with me. As a matter of fact, it has already spent a night or two on my bed just so I could break it in and give it the lovin' that it deserves before putting it away for use next Christmas. ;)

I made these wonderful sweater blocks as part of the Ugly Christmas Sweater QAL hosted by Lorna of Sew Fresh Quilts.  Follow the link to the free patterns for these fun quilt blocks. Lorna includes the cutting instructions for the sashing as well.

Once I had the blocks all sewn together with the sashing it just wanted more from me so I obliged. I designed and added the two outer borders and I think it turned out pretty good if I do say so myself.

The quilt is bound with a striped fabric that I had used in at least one of the sweaters as well as the borders. It goes just perfectly with the front and the back.  The backing has a small multi-colour leaf pattern that I think can be imagined into being Christmas lights. ;)

I don't have a Christmas pantograph but I do have one called Hollyhocks and I think it makes it look like it is quilted with feathers and poinsettia flowers. I used a pale green thread for the quilting. My quilt finished at  69.5" x 81.5".  Thank you to Lorna for hosting such a fun QAL!

While I was working on this quilt my sister Cheryl found these fun coasters while she was out shopping. Of course, she did the right thing and picked them up to give to me as a gift. So sweet...sisters are wonderful!

8 comments:

Lorna McMahon said...

Oh Ellen! Your Christmas Sweater quilt turned out so cute! I love the borders you added. And the quilting is scrumptious! Those coasters are perfect, too. Thanks so much for quilting along!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Congrats! on your newly completed quilt. SEW cute!!!

Quilter Kathy said...

Such a fantastic Canadian quilt! And coasters to match.... so fun!

Ariane said...

This quilt is gorgeous!!! I love the colours you used! The piano key border is perfect!

KaHolly said...

Your Ugly Christmas Sweater quilt turned out so pretty! Well done! xo

Dresden Quilter said...

Your quilt is great. I love the colours. I have been wanting to make one.

Lynn said...

Such a great quilt. A lot of work, glad to hear its happy on your bed. Wonderful job.

Aunt 'Reen said...

I love your finished Sweater quilt - it's beautiful!
Congratulations on a fabulous finish.