Welcome to the Aloha Ripple Quilt Along!!
I’ve noticed most quilt alongs quilts consist of either sampler blocks or a bunch of the block. So I thought it would be fun to do something different! The Aloha Ripple quilt has a modern over all design, but it is still made with distinct blocks. The blocks are made up of squares, half square triangle and flying geese blocks. Each week we will have a new step of quilt. I will be posting a new blog post each week to go over that weeks step. I will also be filming a live video each week to go over the step and answer any questions in the Facebook Group.
This quilt is perfect for the adventurous beginner to intermediate quilter. It would look great in a variety of fabrics. I would recommend picking a contrasting fabric for the background, so the design pops. The pattern comes with directions for a Baby, Throw and Queen size quilt, so you can decide which size is perfect for you.
Here is the Quilt along Schedule!
Starting January 2nd: Download Pattern – Select your fabric and post a photo!
Week 1: January 16th: Cut fabric
Week 2: January 23rd: Make the Flying Geese
Week 3: January 30th: Make the Half Square Triangles
Week 4: February 6th: Make the Center Block (1)
Week 5: February 13th: Make Corner Blocks A (2)
Week 6: February 20th: Make Corner Blocks B (2)
Week 7: February 27th: Make the Stacked Flying Geese blocks (4)
Week 8: March 6th: Assemble your Quilt Top
Week 9: March 13th: Baste, Quilt and Bind your Quilt!
I’m so excited to see all of your progress during this quilt along! Make sure to post your photo on social media with the hash tag #AlohaRippleQAL or post your photos in the Facebook Group! CLICK HERE
My original Aloha Ripple Quilt was made for my parents-in-law for their anniversary. I thought they would like a bright and cheerful quilt. They both love visiting Hawaii and the quilt was made with Kona Cotton. So I decided to name the quilt Aloha Ripple!
I quilted the quilt in a straight line fashion mimicking the design. I bound it in a fun black and white dot fabric and backed it with the beautiful purple I used on the front.
Fabrics use in mine: Red, Orange, Canary, Grasshopper, Bahama Blue, Royal, Magenta and Pimatex Basics Pin Dot all by Robert Kaufman
My second Aloha Ripple quilt was a baby size quilt! I wanted to use up some of my stash so I found a bunch of solids that went great together!
If you couldn’t tell, I love Kona Cottons! These are: Grape mist, Aloe, Purrisan, Gumdrop, Ultra Marine, Noble Purple and Medium Grey
I found this awesome fabric from the Black and White Collection by Jennifer Sampou for Robert Kaufman Fabrics. I didn’t have enough of one fabric for the binding, so I decided to use them all!
I’m looking forward to seeing all of your fabric choices and the beautiful quilts you make!
Post your photo on social media with the hash tag #AlohaRippleQAL or post your photos in the Facebook Group! CLICK HERE