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Modern Quilts

Projects from Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting which represent Modern Quilts.

It's no surprise that Designer Tanya Finken named this quilt Trifecta — the entire quilt is made up of triangles. It may look complicated, but it's nothing more than cutting triangles from strip sets. Digital pattern available! #FonsandPorter #white #quilt #project #stripsets

Contemporary prints are set against a white background in this modern quilt. An easy block and large background pieces make the assembly go quickly. Digital pattern available! #quilt #contemporary #art #quilting #modern

This fat-quarter friendly mock double wedding ring quilt was designed for Love of Quilting readers to make use of the new Snowball Die for the AccuQuilt Go! fabric cutter. If you're lucky enough to have this cutting system, you'll have the pieces cut in no time at all. Digital pattern and quilt kit available! #FonsandPorter #quilt #quiltblock #fabric

If you've been itching to make something out of batiks, here's a fast and easy table runner to satisfy your craving. There's no complicated piecing either– just simple seaming. Kay Berquist also made this table runner in a violet colorway. Digital pattern available! Look for Orange City Tulips in Easy Quilts Fall '14.

  • Nancy Zeutenhorst

    I am from the Dutch community of Orange City, IA and every May, we hold a Tulip Festival. This coming May will be the 75th anniversary of the Festival

In Swedish, Mormor (the name of the fabric collection) means maternal grandmother. Designer Tony Jacobson chose to name this #quilt in honor of his wife's maternal grandmother who was of #Swedish descent. Digital pattern available! Look for Ode to Blanche in Easy Quilts Fall '14.

This fun quilt has curved piecing throughout. View a Sew Easy video tutorial on piecing curves. Digital pattern and video tutorial available!

Lolly is so cute, we could lick it! (But we won't)

Patterns - Lolly Digital Pattern

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On the Dot, featured in Love of Quilting September/October 2013, is a throw size quilt patttern featuring appliqué circles made in modern fabrics. Quilt by Tonya Alexander.

On the Dot - appliqué circle in square quilt

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This nature-inspired quilt pattern featured in Love of Quilting September/October is a throw size quilt featuring appliqué and and pieced rows. Quilt by Amanda Murphy.

Love of Quilting Bella's Garden

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Out of Bounds from Quilting Quickly Fall 2013 is a throw size quilt that features clusters of brightly colored hexagons set against a modern gray background. Quilt by Natalie Earnheart.

Writer's Block: This modern quilt pattern by Tia Curtis uses a fun technique for appliqué–it's like creating port holes on your quilt! Pick interesting quilt fabric prints to make this quilt from the July/August 2013 issue of Love of Quilting extra special!

Writer's Block: circle triangle appliqué quilt

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Designer Tony Jacobson based this floral and solid quilt pattern on an English formal garden. To the Manor Grown is featured in the July/August 2013 issue of Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting.

To the Manor Grown: fussy cut square block quilt

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And a puzzle it is! The trick to laying out the Four Patch blocks is to find the rhythm in the diagonal rows. Just be sure the browns are connected to the browns and the reds to the reds. This quilt, Four Patch Puzzle by Maria Umhey, is fat-quarter friendly.

Combine colorful strips of fabric with a crisp white to make this cheery pyramid block quilt. Use the handy Fons & Porter 60° Pyramids Ruler, or make your own triangle template. This quilt, Strippy Pyramids by Tony Jacobson, is fat-quarter friendly.

Strippy Pyramids - fat quarter friendly scrap quilt size options

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Piecing this beautiful quilt requires a bit of precision and patience, but the end result is well worth the effort-ribbons of colored curves cascade down the quilt like a rainbow waterfall. This quilt, Curvy by Mark Lipinski, is fat quarter friendly.

Curvy fat quarter friendly curved piece quilt

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4-inch strips, 4-inch squares, 4-inch ... you get the idea-the power of 4 is strong in designer Tony Jacobsons straight-line quilt. Bands of blue are woven together with sand and sea color strips, creating a cohesive end result.

Power of 4 masculine straight line band quilt

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