William Morris Revisited
Once upon a time, this quilter searched out and purchased all the reproduction William Morris fabric I could find. It was fascinating and I was hooked. And so the William Morris Revisited quilt was conceived and born.
It was very difficult to find a pattern that showcased these beautiful fabrics. There was no way I was going to just stick these in any quilt.
In August 2013, I was going thru the patterns again looking for the perfect pattern. Yes, you guessed it. All of a sudden the perfect pattern was in my hand. It took me seconds to realize that this pattern (I had already made 2 or 3 quilts from the same one) was “perfect”.
The cutting stage –
I found a solid black for the rectangles. Then I ironed and started cutting. And cutting. This quilt seemed to have an endless amount of 2″ white squares. There were many 3.5″ x 6.5″ rectangles.
Days were spent getting those sewn together (because that is the slowest part of the whole quilt). I packed everything together and took it to York, ME. There I stitched most of the top together while visiting with CL (SB was unable to make it this year, and we missed her a lot).
After several days, I proceeded up the Maine coast (down east) to the Rockland area where I spent 4 days enjoying the peace of the ocean and reading. Here is a photo I took of the quilt top at Pemaquid Point. There were still 2 more rows of blocks and the borders to add.
Once I returned home, this top seemed to stall. It was in and out of the UFO pile several times as I added the two last rows. And the border that fought me every inch of the way. Finally, in August 2016 the top was finally done.
It was quilted in a stipple design by RLM in 2017.
The binding was completed in 2018 It is 2.5″ wide, ironed in half and stitched to the front. I fold it over to the back and hand sew it down. A nice project for cold winter nights while watching old movies.
A cross stitched label on the back meant it was finally complete. Yippee!!
Finally finished –
So on April 2, 2019, the William Morris Revisited quilt is finally ready for its’ photo session. The weather was nice enough to take it outside for photos. A completely finished project that is beautiful.
It is 92″ square.
The back is also Wm. Morris fabric. In my opinion, the green is hideous but it makes a lovely back.
Are you looking for a book of William Morris inspired applique? See here.
Whether you enjoy patchwork or applique, William Morris can be an inspiration to quilters.
4 thoughts on “William Morris Revisited”
Simply want to say your article is astounding. I am in awe of your talent and creativity. More than that I am thankful you are willing to share with us “newbie” quilters. Thanks a million, and please carry on the informative work.
Thank you for spending time on this blog. You are so welcome for whatever tips, help, or encouragement you get from this blog. Happy quilting.
Hello there! Greetings from Idaho. Love your blog and all your simple quilt ideas. Appreciate you taking time to share with other quilters. Keep up the great work you are doing here.
Thank you for the kind comment. Blogging is a time suck when I have quilt projects waiting, but I enjoy sharing my quilts and tips this way. Happy quilting.