Strawberry Thief from Best of Morris for Moda
#8176 in Black
Very few fabric patterns merit their own Wikipedia page. William Morris's Strawberry Thief is one.
We've included three colorways in our Best of Morris for Moda.
I see the yardage is in shops now.
Morris designed the pattern in 1883
The print also has it's own iPad game. A link to the Victoria and Albert Museum's site:
The Victoria and Albert has a great collection
of Morris prints, including this upholstered adjustable chair (Morris chair),
which gives you an idea of the size of the print sold by Morris & Company.
The chair is from about 1910. The fabric is velvet.
The cotton print we've done for quilters at Moda is
smaller scale. You can see it in the black colorway
on top of the stack here.
Here it is on a chair seat I covered.
The thief in question is a song thrush.
Block from Stitching with Schnauzer and Siamese
Mimicking the Cherry Thief, 2009
Inspired by the Strawberry Thief, Australian Emma at SampaguitaQuilts made a Cherry Thief quilt.
The perpetrator is a lyre bird.
Decoupage by Nova &Lorsten
The Strawberry Thief design is in the pubic domain which means artists can go off in any direction they choose with it. Entertain yourself by doing a web search for the words:
strawberry thief decoupage
strawberry thief jewelry
Silver brooch by Xuella Arnold