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A Quilt By My Mom

Quilt by Lorellen Moore, mom of Faith of Fresh Lemons Quilts

I thought it’d be fun today to share a quilt my mom just finished up. This quilt is based on a pattern in the book Once Upon A Seasonby authors Becky Goldsmith and Linda Jenkins of Piece O’Cake Designs. My mom reworked the pattern to eliminate the center circle and sewed buttons to the centers instead, using her Bernina to make quick work of sewing them on. She also added more blocks to make the quilt a rectangle.

Quilt by Lorellen Moore, mom of Faith of Fresh Lemons Quilts

Other inspiration for the quilt was from Timna Tarr’s Quilt Catena as shown in Quilters Newsletter magazine, December/January 2013 issue. We saw her quilt displayed in the International Quilt Show in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 2013.

Quilt by Lorellen Moore, mom of Faith of Fresh Lemons Quilts

The backing is a variety of scrappy pieced prints. I spy some Sweetwater!

Quilt by Lorellen Moore, mom of Faith of Fresh Lemons Quilts

Isn’t it lovely? :) Thanks for letting me share it mom!

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44 Responses to “A Quilt By My Mom”

  1. 1
    wendi says:

    Your mom’s quilt is beautiful! I have always loved this pattern, it’s even on my “to do” list.

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    Lisa says:

    Beyond lovely! I love how the creamy background plays off the grey border. Nice job Mom.

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    Dawn says:

    Your mom did an awesome job! It’s really lovely! Great idea to use buttons.

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    Tiffany says:

    What an amazingly striking quilt! Thank you for sharing it! I’ll have to give buttons and this pattern a try! It might just be the perfect pattern to show off Hawaiian fabrics like Palaka!

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    Mary Val says:

    The quilt is beautiful, thanks for sharing it!

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    Maria W says:

    Gorgeous quilt! Love the buttons instead of circles! =D

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    Patricia H says:

    Beautiful quilt! You are both so talented! Thanks for sharing!

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    Lesley says:

    This is a stunning quilt! Congrats to your mom for a fabulous finish!

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    Karen Schulz says:

    It is absolutely fantastic. Wow I am impressed

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    Julie Beard says:

    Hi Faith, Brilliant job and like the seven other comments it’s really cool. The colours really stand out and using buttons as a embellishment is groovy! Love it, love it! Actually I’d love the pattern. Julie

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    kaholly says:

    It’s a stunner!!! Your mom does lovely work.

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    Lizzie says:

    Wonderful quilt, and that fan looks nice with it too :D

  13. 13
    Julie Naatz says:

    Mom’s quilt is a winner with me and I love love love the back!

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    Michele T says:

    Love your mom’s quilts – gorgeous for sure!! Thanks for sharing ;-)

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    Dominique says:

    What a stunning quilt! Your mom has a great eye for colour. Beautiful work!

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    Julie M says:

    Gorgeous! Love it!

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    Rene' Sharp says:

    It’s absolutely beautiful!!!!!

  18. 18

    Oooh, I do love this quilt and have it on my to-do list as well! Just beautiful – substituting buttons is a brilliant idea!

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    Willit says:

    The back is as beautiful as the front. Great work, Mum.

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    Debbie says:

    This one has been on my to do list also. It’s just beautiful! Thanks for sharing

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    Susan says:

    Very cool quilt! I love the backing, too.

  22. 22
    elsa says:

    Love it! She should do a tutorial ~

  23. 23
    Carla says:

    Way to go Mom!

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    Diane says:


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    anna says:

    holy crap! an awesome quilt for sure! Love all those beautiful fabrics. so gorgeous. Way to go mom.

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    Erica says:

    Gorgeous quilt!! Two very talented ladies.

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    Paula says:

    Your Mom did a fabulous job. I LOVE it!! The buttons are the icing on the cake :c) Thanks so much for sharing. I agree with Elsa, a tutorial would be wonderful.

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    Sharon T says:

    Beautiful! Stunning! Georgeous! The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, Faith.

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    Marianne says:

    Your mother’s work is gorgeous! I love everything about this quilt!

    You surely are a gifted quilting family!

    Congratulations to your mother on this stunning creation, and a big thanks to you for sharing it with us!

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    Sandra Davidson says:

    Your Mom’s quilt is gorgeous and I love the idea of button in middle of flowers, I always love to change a pattern just a little to make it mine.

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    Marta says:

    Your mom has great taste! Beautiful quilt!!!

  32. 32
    Tamie says:

    Love this quilt. It is beautiful.

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    marsha kestner says:

    This quilt is awesome! Thanks for sharing.

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    Mom says:

    You’re all just wonderful, thanks for the compliments. I paper pieced this quilt, so if you want to try out this method, it’s a fun quilt for using your piles of scraps!

    The rows are laid out diagonally, so I really needed to pay attention arranging the color distribution.

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    Susie says:

    It’s absolutely beautiful!

  36. 36

    This quilt is wonderful. Adding the buttons sounds fun. I love the backing too!

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    Sondra says:

    Really beautiful, love the images. Best wishes to your mom! WOW.

  39. 39

    That is just beautiful!!

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    Irene S says:

    What a beautiful quilt I love it!

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    Donnalee says:

    Very easy on the eyes with a whimsical flighty kind of feeling! Quite beautiful. Thank you for sharing…

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    Franziska says:

    Looks really great. Reminds me of a kaleidoscope that I had as a child.

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    Timna Tarr says:

    Thanks for the shout out! I love the quilt. My quilt was based on an antique quilt that my mom owns. What goes around, comes around!

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      Faith says:

      That is so awesome! I really love it when vintage quilts and blocks are made new again. My mom is going to be thrilled to know you saw the quilt and commented. :)

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