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Got Blues? = Monochromatic Quilt

© Janet Wickell

About One-Color Quilts

Got Blues? is a monochromatic quilt (a quilt made using just one color) that's made up of twelve quilt blocks arranged on point. Setting squares alternate with the blocks and setting triangles are used to fill in the jagged edges.

The quilt block used in the one-color quilt is known by two names Double V and Double R and is a traditional block published by multiple sources, including the Kansas City Star and Nancy Cabot. The block is assembled with easy strip piecing techniques.

Read about monochromatic designs on page four of my tutorial, Color Wheel Simplified, but remember that you can certainly change the look of the quilt by using a variety of colors instead of sewing with neutrals and shades of blue blue.

Quilt Block: Finished size, 10" square

Quilt Size: About 55" x 69"

Quilting Fabrics & Other Materials

Dark blue print for blocks and outer border:
  • Blocks: 3/4 yard
  • Border: 2 yards for lengthwise grain strips; or 1 yard for pieced crosswise grain strips

Gray-blue print for blocks and inner border:

  • Blocks: 3/4 yard
  • Border: 1-3/4 yards for lengthwise grain strips; or 1/3 yard for pieced crosswise grain strips

Blue/neutral print for setting blocks and triangles:

  • 1-5/8 yards

Binding:

Backing:

Batting:

  • About 61" x 76"
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