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Savannah Courtyard Medallion Quilt

by Linda Kennedy
(Minooka, IL)

Savannah Courtyard<br /> from a pattern by Fons and Porter

Savannah Courtyard
from a pattern by Fons and Porter

Another one bites the dust!

UFO that is. The Fons and Porter quilt pattern and fabric for this quilt were purchased in 1997. Over the years I would pull it out, study the pattern directions, feel the fabrics and say..."Maybe next year..."

And back on the shelf it would go. After the last Pride of the Prairie Quilt Show, I pulled out the pattern and the fabrics and said..."It's time!"

I started on the journey a little at a time knowing that I would eventually finish the quilt. It was such a joy working with the different quilt block patterns and fabrics. Dan Kolbe's (of D.C.'s Quilting in Plano, IL) quilting designs help make this quilt come to life.

Which brings me to this question? Can you envision the courtyard? Starting in the center with the colorful Mariner's Compass, you can follow the several different pathways throughout the courtyard, at every turn taking in all the colors and textures of the "gardens".

Do you feel the serenity in my "Savannah Courtyard?"

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Jan 02, 2012
Savannah Courtyard Medallion Quilt
by: Elaine DeFoor

Love this quilt. It must have taken many hours but the results are simply outstanding.

Sep 18, 2011
Looking for this pattern
by: Arden

I was given some old issues of Quilter's Newsletter Magazine (November 1999!) and saw the Savannah Medallion quilt by Fons & Porter. I checked their website and didn't not get a hit on this pattern. Would you please contact me and let me know if you will either sell or share this pattern with me?

Sep 11, 2010
Need pages, lost them for quilt
by: Anonymous

I am finishing the same quilt, and I've lost the pages after Number 6, spacer border #7. Does anyone have it, and could you email the pages to me.

Jun 07, 2010
Prettier in person
by: Sue

I came across this page while searching for ideas for a medallion quilt. And since I'm fascinated with mariner's star patterns I kept looking at it.

The more I looked at the photo, the more I kept thinking it looked like a quilt I saw at a quilt show a few months ago and since Minooka is not that far from Crest Hill, I figured maybe it is the same quilt. But since the photo is not too detailed I wasn't sure.

So, since I never throw anything away, I dug out the program from the show, and browsed through it, and discovered I was right!!!!!

Your quilt is beautiful, and I particularly like the use of the mariner's star type center in a non-nautical design. Lovely.

Mar 17, 2010
Love it!
by: Anonymous

Beautiful quilt! So glad you finished it!

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