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    Monochromatic quilt patterns?

    So I've been thinking of doing a monochromatic quilt, but I don't know what kind of pattern would be good for this. I'm thinking of purple or pink and would use lots of different fabrics, many shades. I don't think bargello would work for what I'm thinking because the colors wouldn't exactly flow with the color gradient genrally desired in a bargello. Like I'd use purply pinks, and redish pinks, or bluish purples and redish purples etc. So I just don't think bargello is right for what I'm thinking, but does anyone know where I could look at some pictures of monochromatic quilts, or have any suggestions for monochrom patterns?

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    I would look at pinterest or just do an internet search for low volume quilts - might be some good ideas there

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    actually, misunderstood what you were looking for, so just ignore me.

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    How about the classic timeless Churn Dash? Would look great in various shades of purples and pinks.

    Or what about

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    Another favorite.

    Hope that helps - - -

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    I would look at 2 color quilts. Make one color a neutral fabric (or the lightest shade of your color scheme) and use that same fabric for the entire quilt to unify it. Then mix all your other fabrics for the other 'color'
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    Oh I love those last two pictures!! I was going to say drunkards path blocks.
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    Rail fence works well in monochromatic. I've done one.

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    I don't understand what monochromatic is. I was thinking more of a gray and black or black and white.
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    Lots of examples if you image google monochromatic quilts - http://www.google.com/search?q=monoc...w=1067&bih=628

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    Labyrinth Walk does well in shades of one colour of fabric. There are picture of a blue and purple here on QB? This pattern is on my bucket list.

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    A Trip around the World....I think that is what it is called....would look good with shades of one color. I have done two, one in purple and one in turquoise. I put a white center in each, but you could just put a lighter color in. Let me see if I can find my pictures. (Okay, when I found my pictures, I see that one doesn't have a white center...but there is white in it.)

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    I just googled "monochromatic quilts," as suggested by dunster, and there were tons of them. Google "purple quilts" also, and you will find just as many, only all in purple.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jingle View Post
    I don't understand what monochromatic is. I was thinking more of a gray and black or black and white.
    Mono = one. So a monochromatic quilt is a one color quilt. Can be many shades of one color. Google monochromatic quilts and look at the images.

    Gray and black can be considered monochromatic. They are also called Grayscale.

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    I did an Around the World in various shades of green going from almost neon green with black background thru assorted green prints to green on white and green on pale yellow green.
    Also did a braid table runner using some of the same fabrics along with a few I did not have when I did the big quilt (which still isn't finished).
    Will see if I can get photo to work.

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    This is half of the tablerunner
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    I actually think monochromatic bargellos look great too. But I tend to think that any kind of bargello looks good... ;-)

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    If you decide to go with the Bargello idea, you could do a series of red purples then a series of blue purples. That could look really sharp.
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    dunster, Thanks for the link. A lot of great ideas.

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    What about a Shakespeare in the Park quilt? I love this pattern.

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    Here is a pink monochromatic quilt pattern.

    http://babyboomerquiltingbee.blogspo...chromatic.html

    Just google monochromatic quilt patterns and there will be a link to pictures of quilts
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    • Here is another cute one. Not sure what type of quilt you are looking for - baby quilt, child, teen or adult?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jingle View Post
    I don't understand what monochromatic is. I was thinking more of a gray and black or black and white.
    Monochromatic just means the quilt is made up of pieces of all one color. They're usually many shades of that one color, but still, just one color comprises the entire quilt.

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    I did a king size monochromatic double pinwheel in blues that was gorgeous. Sorry the picture is on my computer that crashed.

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    mom-6, I love your table runner.
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