I finally got around to photographing the latest version of my Land That I Love medallion-style quilt made using my Portsmouth fabric collection. This is the third version I’ve made of this quilt, and it’s my favorite yet!
This quilt is inspired by Americana folk art with classic star quilt blocks accompanied by stylized American flags.
This version of the Land That I Love quilt pattern was updated and reprinted in 2022.
I love how the washed out color palette of the Portsmouth collection, gives the quilt more of a beachy-vintage vibe.
For contrast, here’s the original version of this quilt in my first fabric collection, Gingham Girls – a much more saturated color palette.
I always think it’s interesting to see how much colors and fabric collections can change the entire look of a quilt. And I think both have their own cool look and personality.
I made my first washed-out version of Land That I Love last summer and took it with us to photograph on our family trip to New England.
I love that it has a nice nautical vibe.
But I will say, I think it’s even better in Portsmouth.
The quilting on this quilt was done by Melissa of Sew Shabby Quilting.
To accent the nautical style I choose the traditional cable pantograph and I LOVE how the large scale of the design gives it a more modern feel.
This quilt comes together relatively fast for a medallion style quilt. The most time consuming part is making all of the little x-blocks. They’re super cute, but they do take a little more time.
Simplified Land That I Love Variation
If you’d like to make a quilt with the same feel, but a faster variation, I made this version a few years ago using a feature print for that x-block border, rather than piecing all of the little blocks.
The Seaside vignette’s print in the Portsmouth collection would work GREAT for that replacement border. You can read here about this version of the quilt as well as get the substitute measurements.
Portsmouth Patchwork Pillow Project
In a different twist with those x-blocks, I used them to make a cute and simple patchwork throw pillow.
This 14″ x 14″ pillow project is made up of 9 of the x-block squares.
The Center block is made from 1 fussy-cut 3″ x 3″ squares. Borders: 2 strips 1 ¼″ x 3″ and 2 strips 1 ¼″ x 4 ½″.
Outside borders: 2 strips 1 ¼″ x 12 ½″ and 2 strips 1 ¼″ x 14 ½″.
Instructions for simple pillow back here.
You can find the Land That I Love quilt pattern available in Paper or PDF copies in my Pattern Shop.
And this week it’s the pattern of the week, marked down 20% (not code needed) so you have plenty of time to get it and make your own before July!
Where to find Portsmouth Fabric and Kits
I have also seen a small handful of these quilt kits still available here on Etsy if you want to make your own using the Portsmouth collection.