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Traditional Quilts

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

Beautiful prints and fun blocks are exactly what quilters love. Designer Janice Averill found this block in a reference book, and chose color values to make the pinwheels stand out. Colorful half-square triangles make up each pinwheel quilt block. A solid border and printed binding complete this fun quilt project.

For Eleanor Burns, every project is a party! Learn her quick way to make positive/negative Nine-Patch quilt blocks using pre-cut 10" squares. This quilt has a scalloped border with appliquéd flowers on two quilt corners.

September 16, 2014 at 11am ET: Take the guesswork out of putting colors together, and use a color wheel to add pizzazz to your quilts. In this webinar, quilt expert Nancy Mahoney gives you innovative ideas for fresh color combinations. Learn more and register here:

Liz Porter and friends pooled their scraps together and made itty bitty Shoo Fly blocks to swap. This fat-quarter friendly quilt has all the charm of a vintage scrap quilt. Digital pattern available! #scrappy #quilt #quiltblocks #Quiltspiration #FonsandPorter

This classic and simple quilt features simple four-patch unit piecing in blue and brown solids. This quilt is the perfect template for experimenting with quilting. #classic #quilt #FonsandPorter #Quiltspiration

Reflections from Quilting Quickly Fall '14. The beautiful batik fabrics reflect each other.

Designer Jane Vaughan understands the ease of working with pre-cuts. Here she uses 2½"-wide strips to create a classic block reminiscent of little flowers. Video tutorial available! Find this quilt in Quilting Quickly Fall '14.

Old Sawmill is a masculine quilt made using 2½"-wide pre-cut strips and a diagonal seams technique, making it easy to piece. Quilting video tutorial available!

Burgoyne, with Red Digital Pattern from ShopFonsandPorter...

Patterns - Burgoyne, with Red Digital Pattern

Blue Streak, designed by Marianne Fons uses split nine patch blocks to set in a log cabin arrangement.

Patterns - Blue Streak Digital Quilt Pattern

Wheels of Chance from Love of Quilting September/October '13 is a throw size quilt pattern featuring nine-blade fan quilt blocks. Quilt by Liz Porter.

Love of Quilting Wheels of Chance

Rock Island Campfires: string pieced fat quarter friendly quilt. By Marianne Fons. Great quilt for your stash!

Rock Island Campfires: string pieced fat quarter friendly quilt

Cool Blue is a throw quilt by Dawn Stewart from the July/August Love of Quilting magazine.

Cool Blue: Strip set blue quilt

This traditional quilt pattern from our July/Aug issue uses a center panel that is a reproduction of a "calico" panel printed by textile printer John Hewson in the late 1700s in Philadelphia. Designed and quilted by Liz Porter.

This pink and blue star and patchwork quilt pattern, Liberty's Stars, is subtle yet playful. Find this quilt by Kimberly Jolly in the July/August 2013 Love of Quilting magazine.

Liberty's Stars: star patchwork quilt block quilt
  • Melinda Fulton

    I am working on this quilt now, but in different colors. Almost done with the star blocks! Absolutely love this pattern!

No water or soil needed for this garden to bloom! Jessica's Rose Garden quilt by Toby Lischko shows off gorgeous floral prints paired with large traditional quilt blocks. Find it in the July/August 2013 issue of Love of Quilting magazine.

Jessica's Rose Garden: star and triangle quilt block quilt

This quilt, Rock Island Campfires, is a quilt by Marianne Fons featured in Love of Quilting July/August 2013. This throw size quilt featuring string piecing allows you to use as few or as many fabrics as you wish in each string portion of the blocks.

Rock Island Campfires: string pieced fat quarter friendly quilt

The fabrics in this quilt, High Street, reminded designer Terry Albers of an old Victorian house in San Francisco and a quieter, more dignified, and slower-paced time. The memories inspired her to create her quilt with traditional blocks and settings.

High Street free shoo fly quilt block quilt

Pieced from as many reproduction prints she could gather at a fabric exchange, Liz Porter's quilt, Emily’s Wedding, features a masterful combination of the 54-40 or Fight quilt block and the Shoo Fly quilt block.

Enchanted by the sweet pink, antique cream, and chocolate brown quilt fabrics, designer Kimberly Jolly decided to showcase them in her quilt, Strawberry Skies.

Strawberry Skies star block quilt

Just in time for spring, the pink tulips in this cheery quilt will make your heart sing every time you see them. The appliqué border packs a delightful pink punch in this quilt by Kathleen Whiting and Natalia Bonner called Bed of Tulips.

Bed of Tulips: tulip block applique border quilt

Fabulous fabric play results in a fantastic quilt, Scrappy Hunters Star. Red and black took on a starry role when Liz Porter juxtaposed these two strong colors. This quilt is Fat Quarter Friendly.

Dig into your pile of scraps for this colorful quilt. “Flippy corners” make quick work of the triangles on each small square on this fat quarter friendly quilt by Mark Lipinski named What's the Point.

What's the Point? Fat quarter friendly scrap quilt

Liz Porter's Irish Chain is fat quarter friendly and strips sets make it possible to create a perfect quilt for any occasion.

Liz's Irish Chain: fat quarter friendly scrap quilt

Root Beer and Bubblegum -- Fat-Quarter Friendly Scrap Quilt