November Ripples OMG Project Finished?

It is time to share the November OMG project on Patty’s Elm Street Quilts website.  Thanks to Patty, we have been setting and completing an OMG or one monthly goal for the better part of two years.  Way back on the first of November, it seemed like a very good idea to select making a quilt top from the Ripples blocks.  After all, my beehive mates were to make them for October and send them to me.  How could anything go wrong with that very easy goal?  Fast forward to the end of the month, and all the blocks have still not been sent.  Will this be our first unfinished OMG project?

No Flippin’ Ripples

While the design wall doesn’t look much different than it did in mid-October, we’re sewing together a quilt top.  Period.  This will end up being much smaller of a quilt than I had hoped, but that’s okay.  Smaller doesn’t diminish the sparkle of this quilt one bit.

Ripples 12 blocks

November OMG Ripples

The Thanksgiving turkey coma was stalled because sewing needed to commence STAT.  Since I had put off sewing the blocks together during all of the twenty-eight previous days, it was time for the pedal to hit the metal.  Just fifteen seams in this 4 by 4 layout . . . how long could it take?

Ripples - design wall

Ripples Quilt Top!

Well, it took just a mere 2.5 hours to get all 16 blocks into a quilt top.  Naturally, two blocks arrived today (!!) now that it is together.  HAHA!  We’ll save them in case another straggler or two show up for one last row.  Without further adieu, here is Ripples, the quilt top.  It may or may not become one row longer at some point.

Ripples quilt top

We will be linking this as a 4th quarter Finish-A-Long.

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20 Responses

  1. Oh WOW did it ever turn out wonderfully Roseanne!

  2. This is so gorgeous. There is so much movement in this quilt – it cracks and sparkles!!! I am sure your quilting will make it more spectacular!!!

  3. I love it! and sorry i’m that person that you are missing blocks >_< i'm going to try to get them out soon… i need to find my christmas fabric in some of my boxes still!

  4. quiltinggail says:

    Oh, this is very pretty!
    Isn’t it the way – that extra’s arrive after the fact? Hopefully, a couple more arrive so that you can make one more row.
    The alternative is that you make 2 more blocks – oh horror! did I just suggest that? what in the world am I thinking????
    At any rate, it will be a lovely quilt with or without the extra row!
    Happy Quilting! 🙂

  5. Cocoa Quilts says:

    Roseanne, I’ve been waiting to see this one together. Of course you get a few stragglers. They could be pillows or go into the backing!! Or just make a few more and make that baby bigger!! Love it, that is my favorite block.

  6. An amazing pieced piece.
    FYI: I agree with Barbara E. – use the two orphan blocks for a pillow.

  7. Patty says:

    Looks great – Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish.

  8. Kathryn says:

    Looks fantastic and I love a smaller quilt, they are so good for getting under and keeping warm if that’s what you want. I am not much of a person for putting quilts on walls. Those colours are perfect for Christmas. Is it cold your way already?

  9. This is a pretty quilt no matter the size. I hope more blocks arrive. I love the OMG to get motivated and see other people’s projects.

  10. Of course they arrived today! I love it and glad you persisted getting it together!

  11. Colette says:

    Love the Ripples. I kind of saw that in the bee I belonged to. At the end of the year people were very slow sending in their blocks.

  12. lenneamw says:

    Very pretty! Orphans would make a good table runner, too!

  13. Brenda Ackerman says:

    Hello Roseanne, The Ripples quilt top is gorgeous! I do hope that you do receive more of the blocks from the people who signed up to make the blocks. So glad that you met another one of your goals. Look forward to seeing this quilt all quilted! Have a spectacular day!

  14. Vicki in MN says:

    Maybe that is why I don’t join in the online swaps-things don’t arrive! I know life can get in the way sometimes, but it would be ideal for everyone that commits follows through. Anyway I love your flimsy!

  15. It looks wonderful! I do hope that 2 more blocks arrive soon so it can be a little bigger. But a 48” x 48” quilt can look good on a sofa or loveseat. Enjoy the rest of your holiday weekend.

  16. How disappointing to not get all the blocks from your beemates, but boy is this quilt ever pretty with all that movement! Glad you snuck in some sewing time in lieu of the food coma. I hope to sew today without having to go anywhere while the snow flies here.

  17. OH if only….. I love your quilt! Going to be so pretty!

  18. Janice Snell says:

    Congrats! Don’t you love the extra push/focus the OMG provides. I love it!

  19. Barbara Esposito, The Quilted B says:

    It really is gorgeous. If two more do not arrive, use those two orphans for a pillow!

  20. Laura says:

    I love it, Roseanne! 🙂

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