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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    October 1, 2013

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

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    October 1, 2013

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

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    October 1, 2013

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

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    October 1, 2013

    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

    October 1, 2013

    The quilt is beautiful, thanks for sharing it!

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    Maria W

    October 1, 2013

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

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    Patricia H

    October 1, 2013

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

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    October 1, 2013

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

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    Karen Schulz

    October 1, 2013

    It is absolutely fantastic. Wow I am impressed

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    Julie Beard

    October 1, 2013

    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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    October 1, 2013

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

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    October 1, 2013

    Wonderful quilt, and that fan looks nice with it too 😀

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    Julie Naatz

    October 1, 2013

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

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    Michele T

    October 1, 2013

    Love your mom’s quilts – gorgeous for sure!! Thanks for sharing 😉

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    October 1, 2013

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

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    Julie M

    October 1, 2013

    Gorgeous! Love it!

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    Rene' Sharp

    October 1, 2013

    It’s absolutely beautiful!!!!!

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    Deonn @ Quiltscapes

    October 1, 2013

    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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    October 1, 2013

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

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    October 1, 2013

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

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    October 1, 2013

    Very cool quilt! I love the backing, too.

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    October 1, 2013

    Love it! She should do a tutorial ~

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    October 1, 2013

    Way to go Mom!

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    October 1, 2013

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

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    October 1, 2013

    Gorgeous quilt!! Two very talented ladies.

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    October 1, 2013

    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

    October 1, 2013

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

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    October 1, 2013

    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

    October 1, 2013

    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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    October 1, 2013

    Your mom has great taste! Beautiful quilt!!!

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    October 1, 2013

    Love this quilt. It is beautiful.

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    marsha kestner

    October 1, 2013

    This quilt is awesome! Thanks for sharing.

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    October 1, 2013

    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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    October 1, 2013

    It’s absolutely beautiful!

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    Yvonne Campbell

    October 1, 2013

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

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    shirley tener

    October 1, 2013

    very lovely

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    October 2, 2013

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

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    Elisabeth DeMoo

    October 3, 2013

    That is just beautiful!!

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    Irene S

    October 3, 2013

    What a beautiful quilt I love it!

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    October 15, 2013

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

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    October 17, 2013

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

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    Timna Tarr

    October 28, 2013

    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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      October 28, 2013

      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. 🙂