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.