November Ripples OMG Project

It’s time for our November OMG or one monthly goal project to be announced.  We are very thankful that Patty at Elm Street Quilts hosts a linkup party each month.  Her monthly linkup has inspired us to finish a different project each month for over the two years that we’ve joined in.  This month we’re going to focus on the Ripples blocks that have been arriving all last month from fellow IG Honeybee hive members.

Ripples 12 blocks

November OMG Ripples Project

By mid-month, we had half of the needed blocks for a generous-sized quilt top.  Our beehive was one member short of a dozen, so we were not going to receive 22 blocks.  We could make the two missing blocks needed ourself for a 4×6 layout.  Alternatively, we could use a 4×5 layout with two extra blocks.  Just about every one sent extra fabric which could be used for two additional blocks, and Jan from Cocoa Quilts even sent a few HST pieces from her fabrics.

Ripples - Amanda

Amanda’s Ripples blocks

As a couple more blocks joined the design wall, we found we needed to make another decision.  That is should we use a sashing between the blocks or just set them together as is.  What would you do?  I just adore how the corners come together and form a square.  Whether the square is all the same color or four different ones, I find it so appealing.  Hence my choice would be to go with no sashing, but we’ll see what Sue thinks.  Besides, we need to leave you with some reason to come back to see the finished quilt top!

November Ripples

To summarize, our November OMG is to piece all of the October Ripples blocks sent to us from our fellow beehive mates from the IG Honeybee group.  We’ll share this as a goal on Patty’s website.  One last look at the blocks we designed along with the link to our Ripples Block October IG Honeybees post, just in case you’d like to make your own.

Ripples - design wall

Ooh-la-la!  I love everything about this block and these fabrics.


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18 Responses

  1. Kate says:

    Love blocks and the color palette you’ve got in the works. Good luck with your November OMG.

  2. Ooh, what a gorgeous quilt this will be! So impressed that you two continue to fulfill your OMGs.

  3. Patty says:

    Pretty blocks! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck with your project.

  4. chrisknits says:

    So glad you are doing this as your goal, it will be done in time for Christmas!!

  5. Barbara Esposito, The Quilted B says:

    I LOVE these blocks and when they are together they will be one fancy schmancy quilty friend quilt! I am with you – I love to see the secondary corners form when the blocks come together. Can’t wait to see what Sue has to say!

  6. joymcd305716439 says:

    Love it! Love the block, love the quilt!! xx

  7. I’m always intrigued with secondary, tertiary, etc designs in block placement. So I’m going to vote for NO sashing UNLESS the blocks are hard to line up due to ‘multiple’ sewers…
    I like this because asCocoa said, it’s Christmasy without being over the top Christmasy.

  8. Kathryn says:

    Oh lala indeed.Love the secondary design this block is making. It is going to be amazing and love the colours too.

  9. Rochelle Summers says:

    Decisions, decisions, decisions. This will be a beautiful Christmas Quilt that you can both enjoy, sashing or no! It will be wonderful to see what you decide to do, both in the assembly and the quilting. Good luck.

  10. Jocelyn Thurston says:

    Ooh la la indeed! This is gorgeous. Also loved your I like list this week. I lost a day somehow this week. I hope that’s not a sign of things to come!

  11. what fun blocks – they will make a beautiful quilt!

  12. I’ll bet it’s fun to receive those pretty blocks in the mail, and I’m liking them all dancing together on your design wall. What fun!

  13. I love it without the sashing. How pretty!

  14. Roseanne, the Ripples block look fantastic! They look great without the sashing to see the really cool secondary design — I’d add sashing if the corners don’t match up. The fabrics used through out are lovely!

  15. sash or not is always a tough question. I do like the pattern so that’s a no sash vote. I also like separation to see each block…that’s a sash vote. Probably where I would fall is do you need more length or width or both… Patches of 4 might work…or a medallion patch then some sashing around a border. Its a tough life with so many choices.

  16. Roseanne I love this quilt and the fabrics! You will have a wonderful mild Christmas quilt! Pretty! Hugs

  17. Good morning Roseanne! I’m so excited you picked putting the Ripple quilt top together as your Nov OMG. As long as the blocks aren’t too wonky, I think the Bee Hive blocks look awesome put together without sashing because of the secondary pattern. Can’t wait to see it all sewn together! Have a great day, Mary.

  18. Cocoa Quilts says:

    Roseanne I love everything about this block. Your fabric pick is perfect. Christmas quilt but not over the top Christmas. Can hardly wait to see how you finish this one!

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