I am thrilled to be part of the Ugly Sweater Block sewalong using the brilliant pattern by Kerry aka Kid Giddy. They are actually the opposite of ugly and there are lots of adorable versions over on instagram, check out #uglysweaterblock! Click here to get the pattern and you can join in the sew along for a chance to win prizes, the details are all on the Kid Giddy blog.

The paper pieced pattern is really quick to sew up, I spent longer thinking about which fabric to use! I just had to go with these adorable three penguins (for my three kiddos) and the fun stripe fabric was perfect for the collar and cuffs of the sweater. Both prints are from the Festive Friends collection by Dashwood Studio.

I used Architextures in white by Carolyn Friedlander for the background and I think it gives the perfect snowy winter texture.

There are so many fun possibilities with this sweater block and it doesn't have to be Christmassy at all but it's a really way to fussy cut those cute (or ugly!) Christmas prints!

 I am already planning more! Pick up a copy of the pattern and show us your ugly sweater :)