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Traditional Quilts

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

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

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!

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

Patterns - Blue Streak Digital Quilt Pattern

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 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

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

Take a class from expert quilter Marti Michell in this skill-building video. Marti demonstrates a neat chain piecing trick to help you know what to piece next, and how to press the seams to make nice, flat blocks that will be easy to quilt. She also shows several styles of Log Cabin quilts.

Create this traditional treasure Liz Porter made a a challenge by her quilting bee friends! A great quilting project from your stash & fat quarter friendly!

Starry Nine Patch