My third collection of William Morris reproduction prints will be in quilt shops next month. It's called A Morris Tapestry. Check out Moda's web page and the Fabric: What's New pages by clicking here:
You can download a PDF of the fabrics and an overview of the project sheet.
We're using William Morris's popular design called the Strawberry Thief as the signature print.
Above is a photo of Morris's cotton print (1883) which used reds and yellows with his favorite indigos to obtain a multicolored print.
Here are the rest of the five colorways for Strawberry Thief in A Morris Tapestry
The Strawberry Thief refers to the thrushes in Morris's garden who stole from his fruit crop.
Those pretty little vandals have a distinctive spotted breast inspiring many crafters to adapt Morris's design to various techniques and formats.
Read more about the appliqued pattern I did that's available from Kansas City Star patterns.
Beth Russell has designed needlepoint kits
Click here for more information on Russell's kits
Michelle Hill has appliqued patterns too
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A digital search for Strawberry Thief finds a variety of gift items for the William Morris fan. Because his patterns are in the public domain and because they are so classic you can find them everywhere.
Buy a pair of shoes
Apparently J.Crew did a shirt a while ago.
1982 British Postage Stamp
The Beautiful Necessity blog has a post on "Thieving Strawberry Thief" with some other examples
Let's just hope that William Morris never hears about this marketing trend.
Tennis shoes with the Strawberry Thief might have upset him. I do hope he'd be pleased with the quilt fabric reproductions and all the throw pillows though.