December Monthly Color OMG Project

It’s time for our December OMG or one monthly goal project to be announced.  How oh how did it get to be December already?  The last OMG for 2019, and it should be a good one don’t you think?  We are so very thankful that Patty at Elm Street Quilts hosts a linkup party each month.  Her monthly linkup has really inspired us to finish a different project each month.  This month we’re going to focus on the monthly challenge color blocks and get them into a quilt top.

December OMG Monthly Color Blocks

Jen at PBJ (no, not peanut butter & jelly) or Patterns by Jen has hosted a 2019 Monthly Color Challenge.  We joined in at the beginning of 2019 and played along each and every month.

Monthly blocks

Above are the first six of the monthly blocks, and you can see there is a different color for each.  Jen focused on flowers for her inspiration, such as the carnation and the marigold.  This was so much fun that we will be playing along in 2020 – more details will be released later this month that may have you wanting to play as well.

December Wrap Up

Here are five of the additional blocks that will be included in the quilt top. 

Fittingly enough, the crocus or purple is the final color for 2019.  I find it fitting mostly because that color always makes me think of my mother.  Her name was Violet and that also was her favorite color, plus December was her birthday month.  A nice deep, rich purple is our choice for the block.  Once Jen released the pattern on the first of the month we headed back to start sewing it.

To Sash or Not to Sash?

Do we want to add a sashing between each block and maybe even a cornerstone or two?  Who knows – we will all have to wait to see how it turns out.  I’m hoping to have it finished early since we will be hosting TGIFF (Thank Goodness It’s Finished Friday) on December 20th.


Our other Linky Parties can be found by clicking the link above or along the sidebar on our website for more quilting fun – check out what our friends are up to.  Like/follow us on our Facebook page and you can share your photos of what you’re working on.  We would love to see them!


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13 Responses

  1. Patty says:

    These look great. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck with your project.

  2. Kathryn says:

    All the best for the finish of this colourful top, and I love the purple link to December and your mother. Makes it meaningful.

  3. Barbara Esposito, The Quilted B says:

    Those blocks are so so good. You two chose gorgeous colors! However it gets finished it will look fabulous. And how sweet that you will think of your mom every time you see that purple block. A beautiful tribute!

  4. Ah! I’m so glad I get your posts by email because I totally forgot about OMG for December… better think of which of the many projects I should link up… Good luck with your PBJ one!

  5. Those blocks are looking good! I can’t wait to see what you decide to do as you finish the top!

  6. Brenda Ackerman says:

    Hello Roseanne, Your posts often inspire and make me feel happy just the way you write about family and life. This quilt will be fabulous no matter what you and Sue decide on the finishing layouts and the all the details until the last stitch. You should also be very proud, so many who join these fun adventures either never make all of the blocks or actually put the blocks into a quilt. I have been in that category. I am looking forward to seeing another great quilt from you and Sue! Have a glorious day!

  7. Vicki in MN says:

    I think you should add sashing, plus then there is less bulk than when you attach block to block, so it is almost easier to sash! Good luck my friend:)

  8. Denise says:

    Congrats on following along all year. I think you should add sashing with cornerstones of each color in the quilt.

  9. Such sweet connections to the violet block, month and your mother’s memory…
    I think the ‘finishes’ on this top will determine the intensity or lack thereof of its visual impact…don’t know if that makes sense, but I do know you are a whiz at making your projects look stellar – so you’ll figure out those ‘finishes’!!!!!

  10. Rochelle Summers says:

    So nice to see all of these lovely colored blocks. Congratulations on sticking with this project. I look forward to seeing how you finish it off. How serendipitous that all the components of this last block align so much with your mom.

  11. I can’t wait to see what you do. I have a similar problem with mine…I think this may be a January project for me…still deciding on December OMG so it may sneak in!

  12. You did well for the year! Hugs

  13. chrisknits says:

    Such a wonderful project you’ve got going, how nice to have a top’s worth of blocks at the end of the year. Sash I say, sash away!!

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