Diamond Ripples Quilt - TCJ November Make of the Month
The Diamond Ripples Quilt Pattern is one of my all time favorite designs and patterns I've ever written. I released it as my third pattern back in 2017. The design is a classic HST pattern with a tiny nod to the ocean waves quilt design. I've made multiple Diamond Ripples over the years, some haven't even made it onto the blog but if you want to see what other ones I have blogged about, check them out:
For our November TCJ Make of the Month last year, I wanted something that felt fall and cozy and simple. And I landed on making a Diamond Ripples with a soothing color palette. I sent this one off to be sewn together by Kelly of Kelbysews because our schedule was packed! She sewed it together beautifully and quickly!
One of the fun parts of a Diamond Ripples quilt is that you are playing with color movement through color placement in your blocks. And if you turn your blocks 180 degrees, you can highlight the colors differently. Here is the fabric I choose and the two mock ups to show you the difference in how the design looks.
We used Kona Cotton colors and they are as follows: 1 FQ of each Cantaloupe and Grellow, 1/2 yard of Ice Peach, Caramel and Black, 3/4 yard Doeskin and 2 1/2 yards of Dove for the background fabric.
Do you see the difference between the two mock ups? In the first one the black HSTS frame out the 4 sparkly "centers" and in the second one, the Ice Peach frames out the centers. We decided to go with the second mock up as I liked that the colors more radiated outward, than inward.
Regardless of which way you end up rotating the blocks, they are all made the same.
Then you lay them out how you'd like and sew them up!
This quilt top sat unfinished for about six months. But I finally sent this beauty off to be finished and longarm quilted in April of this year. Emily of So Sunny Quilts stitched a this chunky knit pantograph with beautiful gold thread. I LOVE the texture and it totally plays up that warm sweater weather vibes!
We bound the quilt in Kona Black and I backed it in a Ruby Star Society Speckled wide back fabric in a soft grey. The metallic in the print provides a really fun little shimmer on the back.
The texture is just so beautiful, I've used this pantograph several times and it always adds the best feel and look to a finished quilt.
Also this quilt is a match made in heaven with our big studio rug. The black and white check is the perfect compliment to the colors in the quilt top.
I really am so happy with how this turned out! I love it so much. And now I want to make another Diamond Ripples Quilt!