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Modern Quilts

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

Modern Quilts

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Designer Terry Albers created a brilliant kaleidoscope effect in her quilt by using gradations of yellow, orange, and red, with defining corners in green. Click to download this free quilt pattern.

Brightly colored fabrics weave through a white background in this cleverly designed quilt. Make the quilt blocks in sets of nine, seven, and six to replicate the woven structure. This quilt is fat-quarter friendly.

This quilt pattern featured in Quilty July/Aug '13 is a throw size quilt featuring modern spool quilt blocks and twirling triangle pinwheels. A traditional spool block gets a pretty, modern makeover.

This quilt project uses pieced and plain blocks with one curved corner and sashing between blocks. Watch Mary and Heather construct a block from this quilt at

The red circles in this quilt are bursting with energy and color, this is one happy quilt.

Designer Diane Nagle was inspired by the panel prints which reminded her of abstract sculptures. She constructed paths to connect each one. This quilt features fussy cut bordered squares and path blocks and finishes with a straight-grain French fold border.

This full-size contemporary quilt features set-in seams and star point units created from 60º diamonds. Watch Fons & Porter's Cutting 60-degree Diamonds Sew Easy lesson for help making Star Flowers' quilt blocks.

Cartwheels in the Garden features patterned cartwheel blocks and snowball blocks on a white background. Digital pattern and quilt kit available! Find this quilt project in Quilting Quickly Fall '14.

Diamond District is an easy way to showcase a collection of 5" charm squares and easy piecing half-square triangles makes this quilt come together quickly. Video quilting tutorial available! Look for this quilt in Quilting Quickly Fall '14.

This contemporary white quilt is just a hop, skip, and a jump away when you use pre-cut 5" and 2½" squares. Video quilting tutorial available! Look for Happy Happy! in Quilting Quickly Fall '14.

This version of the Disappearing Nine Patch quilt is made using light and dark shirting prints. Both the light and dark parts of this pattern are scrappy for more variety. Tony added sashing and squares to make this quilt large enough for a twin-size or full-size bed.

Orange Peel by Mark Lipinski is a contemporary quilt inspired by an Orange. Have you had your juice today?

Let yourself go with improvisational piecing! Make this modern quilt with a Charm Pack collection or use scraps from your stash. Any colors will do!

Designer Cynthia Brunz’s love of mid-century design shows through in this modern #quilt. The linen look of the fabric adds another dimension to this three-color pattern. Digital pattern and quilt kit available! Look for Bamboo Shoots in Easy Quilts Fall '14. #fonsandporter


This is a happy quilt! Make it using two time-saving techniques — Quick Triangle-Squares and Quick-Pieced Flying Geese Units and beautiful patterned fabrics.

For the foundation piecing fan, this modern quilt with intricate points is just for you. Get out your fat quarters and start sewing! Look for Morning Star in Scrap Quilts Spring '15.

Mary McGuire's retro look starts with strip sets cut into triangles and joined using straight seams. Here, she uses hexagons to create a vintage-inspired quilt with a fresh, modern look.

Designer Diane Tomlinson used batiks in the colors of sea glass she picked up on a beach vacation to make this gorgeous quilt. Various sized triangle and pyramid units give this quilt a kaleidoscope effect. Look for Sea Glass in Scrap Quilts Spring '15.

Linda updated the pattern and made it easier to piece. She also made her version smaller than the original one.

This trendy design is based on the traditional Ocean Waves quilt block. A sea-blue background grid gives it an updated look. This quilt is fat quarter friendly.

Sandi Irish made this modern quilt using a traditional design. Geese Go Modern is a modern quilt with flying geese units in earthy greens, browns and blues. Digital pattern available.

Alternate disappearing four patch

There's no getting around it– classic blocks made with rich solids against a black background come together to create a stunning quilt. Whether your décor is modern or traditional, this design is sure to be the star attraction. Shoo Shoo Fly is a fat quarter friendly quilt featuring the traditional shoo fly quilt block in striking solids on a black background. Look for Shoo Shoo Fly in Fall Scrap '14.


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