Spring Fling Quilt by my Mom

Spring Fling Quilt by Lorellen Moore

You guys probably know my mom Lorellen is a quilter. I’ve shown a few of her awesome quilts in this space before. (See this and this.)

Spring Fling Quilt by Lorellen Moore

Well, I probably could have guessed that she was going to use my book Vintage Quilt Revival to make something – but not follow a pattern in any way. lol She is super creative and improvisational and this quilt she made really shows her style.

Spring Fling Quilt by Lorellen Moore

Isn’t it cool? The fabric is from Carrie Bloomston’s Collage fabric line for Windham Fabrics. To create the flowers, she used the paper piecing templates from the block used on the Star Bright quilt, shrinking and enlarging to create different flower sizes.

Spring Fling Quilt by Lorellen Moore

Then, and this would be hard to spot if you didn’t know it, she created a bird nest using some of the paper piecing templates from Katie’s Cut Glass baby quilt. She added texture though appliqué, inspired by the fabric designer Carrie Bloomston’s The Nest quilt pattern.

Spring Fling Quilt by Lorellen Moore

The leaves and stems all are appliquéd on. For the border, she used a 15 degree triangle plastic template, drawing around it onto the fabric. She then cut out the pieces and they fit together easily and perfectly.

What do you think? Award for the most creative use of the book so far? Thanks for letting me share it mom!

Comments

  1. 1

    says

    This is so gorgeous. Fabulous colours and definitely a unique use of the Vintage Modern blocks. Really, really beautiful.

    E xx

  2. 2

    kitty says

    I absolutely love your mom’s quilt! The bird nest, the flowers, beautiful!! She is a great quilter and obviously has passed her talent on to you!

  3. 3

    Sue Moore says

    That quilt is amazing! Congrats to both of you. It really shows how to think outside the square….so to speak!! Lol! I love the fabric too.

  4. 7

    Carolyn Loewen says

    This is a good lesson for all of us, to use the quilting books as a jumping off place to create something with our own signature. Love your ideas.

  5. 18

    Kelly Wilson says

    That is exceptional! I especially like the bird in the nest and the border.

    Having a mom as a quilter must be great – you can raid her stash in a pinch and always know what to get her on special occasions (fabric and thread and rulers and books and patterns and, and, and – okay it doesn’t sound so simple now).

  6. 24

    Mom says

    Thanks so much everyone. You’re all so kind. Isn’t this fabric line wonderful. I mixed several text fabrics with it.

  7. 25

    Davidson,Sandra says

    What a gorgeous quilt and the fabrics are beautiful and sew is your work. Thanks for showing it to us.

  8. 27

    Janine says

    That quilt is awesome and shows a lot of thought and creativity – well done you. Thanks for sharing it, always love to see what others come up with.

  9. 28

    says

    it’s beautiful. I love the back as much as the front and the way she interpreted different ideas and made them her own is inspiring – thanks for sharing

  10. 29

    says

    It’s official. I have a quilt girl crush on your mom. WOW. I am just in awe of her talent. I would love it if you’d show some more of her quilts. As another person said in her comment, this is a great example of using quilt patterns as a jumping off point.

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