Finished!! – Ugly Christmas Sweaters Quilt

You guys!! It’s finished!! Back in January, I decided to join in on the Ugly Christmas Sweaters Quilt Along created by Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts. This quilt came out even cuter than I could have imagined! ❤ ❤ ❤

Ugly Christmas Sweaters Quilt - Finished!!

I used Kona Solids for the sweaters and binding, snowflakes background by Studio E, argyle backing by Michael Miller and thread by Aurifil, of course.

Ugly Christmas Sweaters Quilt - Backing

I had so much fun making this quilt! I had originally decided to make a baby or lap quilt size, but it was so much fun, that I ended up making the maxi quilt size.

Ugly Christmas Sweaters Quilt - Closeup

It was quilted by the lovely and talented Robin at Ormond Beach Quilts. Her work is always top-notch and this quilt is no exception. The quilting pattern is called Snow Winds. Is it perfect for this quilt or what?

Ugly Christmas Sweaters Quilt - Closeup

I’m just in love with this quilt and I think I’m going to leave it hanging up for a while even though Christmas is still seven months away. 😀 😀 😀

Ugly Christmas Sweaters Quilt - Label

This is my second finish for the 2016 Finish-A-Long – 2nd Quarter.

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Quilting Previews!!

At the same time I sent my Easter Bunny Wall Quilt to the long-arm quilter, I also sent my Double Cross Mystery Quilt and my Ugly Christmas Sweaters Quilt. I got preview pictures of the quilting today and I’m so happy to share them here!! Thanks to Robin at Ormond Beach Quilts for doing such a great job as usual! ❤

Double Cross Mystery Quilt: Quilted in red to add some interest. I'm going to bind it in red too. 🙂
Double Cross Mystery Quilt - Quilting PreviewDouble Cross Mystery Quilt - Quilting Preview

Ugly Christmas Sweaters Quilt: Quilted in a snowflake pattern! Perfect for a Christmas quilt! 🙂
Ugly Christmas Sweaters Quilt - Quilting PreviewUgly Christmas Sweaters Quilt - Quilting Preview

In Progress – Ugly Christmas Sweaters Quilt – Top Complete

I got finished the last three of 20 blocks yesterday and got my sashing and borders cut last night. I intended to get the sashing on the blocks and the blocks sewed into rows, but when I got going, I didn’t want to stop. Here’s the top completed except for the outer border! 😀 😀 😀

Ugly Christmas Sweaters Quilt - Top Complete!

So, sometime this week, I’ll get the final borders on and get it sent off to the quilter. Can’t wait to get it back and finish it up! 🙂

In Progress – Ugly Christmas Sweaters Quilt – Blocks 18-20 Complete

They’re done! They’re done! The blocks are all done! Party time! 😀 😀 😀

Block 18:
Ugly Christmas Sweaters Quilt - Block #18

Block 19:
Ugly Christmas Sweaters Quilt - Block #19

Block 20:
Ugly Christmas Sweaters Quilt - Block #20

I’m hoping to get the sashing on the blocks and to sew the rows together tomorrow. We’ll see how far I get. 😀

In Progress – Ugly Christmas Sweaters Quilt – Blocks 14 & 15 Complete

It’s been a crummy, grey, rainy weekend so far, so I’ve gotten a couple more of my Ugly Christmas Sweaters blocks done. I just realized I only have five more to do! Very exciting! 🙂

Block 14:
Ugly Christmas Sweaters Quilt - Block #14

Block 15:
Ugly Christmas Sweaters Quilt - Block #15

In Progress – Ugly Christmas Sweaters Quilt – Blocks 11 & 12 Complete

Yay! Blocks 11 & 12 are done! Here they are, but please pardon the photos. The lighting was really bad the day I took these and I haven’t had time to retake yet. 🙂

Block 11
Ugly Christmas Sweaters Quilt - Block #11

Block 12
Ugly Christmas Sweaters Quilt - Block #12

In Progress – Ugly Christmas Sweaters Quilt – Blocks 8-10 Complete

I’ve finally had time to catch up on my Ugly Sweater blocks this weekend! Blocks 8, 9 and 10 are done and 11 is cut out and waiting to be sewed tomorrow! 🙂 Here they are:

Block 8
Ugly Christmas Sweaters Quilt - Block #8

Block 9
Ugly Christmas Sweaters Quilt - Block #9

Block 10
Ugly Christmas Sweaters Quilt - Block #10

Block 11
Ugly Christmas Sweaters Quilt - Block #11 Cut

I’m hoping to get at least 11 and 12 done tomorrow. 🙂

In Progress – Ugly Christmas Sweaters Quilt – Block 7 Complete

Holy cow, I’m behind on these blocks! 😀 I got #7 done today and I’m hoping to get 8-12 cut out before 13 comes out. We’ll see if it actually gets done or not. LOL! 😀

Ugly Christmas Sweaters Quilt - Block #7