Challenging Projects

Flowerfall Quilt

Flowerfall Quilt

Whimsical prints and easy machine-appliqued flowers are a pretty combination for summer quilting. With only three accent colors, you can easily customize the quilt to fit your decor. About This Quilt Finished Size: 60″ x 72″ Finished Blocks: 32 (8½”) blocks Rating: Challenging Designed by: Jennifer S. Thomas Recommended Tools: Paper-backed fusible web, Fons &…

Martha Washington's Star Quilt

Martha Washington’s Star Quilt

Liz Porter and some of her friends began a fabric exchange by pulling dark and light prints for pinwheel blocks. When Liz assembled the blocks, she stitched one at the center of each stunning Martha Washington’s Star blocks and used the remaining blocks for the pieced border. Watch this Quick Hourglass Units video to help…

Double Dutch Quilt

Double Dutch Quilt

Two traditional Dutch blocks comprise this spectacular quilt. Instructions are written for using the Rapid Fire LeMoyne Star tool, which helps ensure sharp, accurate pieces, and this video makes binding with Faux Piping easy! About This Quilt Finished Size: 77″ x 77″ Finished Blocks: 13 (12″) blocks Rating: Challenging Designed by: Martin Sroczynski and Beth…

Stripes of Summer Quilt

Stripes of Summer Quilt

Pre-cut 2 1/2″-wide strips are tailor-made for this happy-go-lucky quilt. Check out all the strip sets and packs available and start stitching! About This Quilt Finished Size: 52″ x 66″ Finished Blocks: 40 (8″ x 6″) blocks Rating: Challenging Designed by: Kimberly Purdy Recommended Tools: Fons & Porter Half and Quarter Ruler, Fons & Porter…

Colonial Medallion Quilt

Colonial Medallion Quilt

This beautiful quilt by Liz Porter features a center panel that is a late 1700s reproduction of a “calicoe” panel printed by textile printer John Hewson of Philadelphia. Most of the border fabrics Liz used are in the style of printed fabrics from that time period. About This Quilt Finished Size: 78″ x 78″ Finished…

With Help From Friends Quilt

With Help From Friends Quilt

Liz Porter and some of her friends pooled their scraps and made itty bitty Shoo Fly blocks to swap. This quilt, made from those shared scraps, has all the charm of a vintage scrap quilt. About This Quilt Finished Size: 61½” x 74½” Finished Blocks: 180 (3″) blocks Rating: Challenging Designed by: Liz Porter Recommended…

Heather & Clover Quilt

Heather & Clover Quilt

Diane Tomlinson used a group of rich dark and light prints in the foundation-pieced quilt. The beauty of this technique is that every piece is perfectly sized, and every point is perfectly sharp. Diane’s quilt uses fabrics from the Thistle Farm collection by Kansas Troubles Quilters for Moda Fabrics. About This Quilt Finished Size: 70″…

Luminous Quilt

Luminous Quilt

Quilt artist Jeri Riggs inspired Fons & Porter Editor Diane Tomlinson to recreate this attractive wall quilt of kaleidoscopic hexagons as a way to play with the infinite motif combinations in the fabrics she chose. About This Quilt Finished Size: 47½” 45½” Rating: Challenging Designed by: Diane Tomlinson Recommended Tools: Template material, Fons & Porter…

Album Star Quilt

Album Star Quilt

Designer Sherril Harris said her inspiration for this design was the image of a veteran or “star” being wrapped in this Quilt of Valor®. Similarly, red, white and blue strips surround a star in each block. And the secret behind the amazingly accurate small stars in each block center is foundation piecing. About This Quilt…

Pomegranate Mountain Quilt

This cool quilt, sometimes called Tents of Armageddon, features bright Civil War reproduction prints. We walk you through making triangle-squares. The end result is a markedly modern twist on a striking traditional quilt. About This Quilt Finished Size: 63″ x 79″ Rating: Challenging Designed by: Susan McDermott Recommended Tools: Fons & Porter Half & Quarter…