Two Double V and Snowball quilt blocks are placed on-point and surrounded by setting triangles. Two borders complete the quilt top. Double V is a traditional quilt block that's sometimes called Double R, and was initially published by several quilt-related publishers, including Nancy Cabot and the Kansas City Star.
Refer to the last page of the pattern for an alternate layout for the quilt.
Both quilt blocks are assembled with quick piecing techniques.
Finished block size: 6-1/4" square
Finished quilt size: about 37-1/2" x 46-1/2"
Choose Quilting Fabrics
- For Double V blocks, choose a medium or dark green tone-on-tone print (1 yard) and a small scale print on a light background (1/2 yard)
- For Snowball blocks, choose a green stripe (1/4 yard) and a green print that works with your other selections (1/4 yard)
- For setting triangles, choose a larger scale print with a light background (1/2 yard)
- The inner border repeats the tone-on-tone fabric used in the Double V blocks, and the yardage for crosswise-cut border strips is included above.
- For the outer border, choose a green print that's somewhat lighter than the inner border, but darker than setting triangles, 1 yard (see note under backing)
Other MaterialsIf you use a thin batting, make backing from a single panel of fabric that's about 1-5/8 yards long; double the yardage for thicker batting or extensive quilting; you'll have leftovers -- plan ahead and use the excess to cut lengthwise grain outer border strips. (Backing Instructions
Batting: about 45" x 54"
Binding: about 190 running inches of doublefold binding (Binding Strip Instructions)