Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Strawberry Thief

Strawberry Thief by Georgann Eglinski

William Morris, the English designer who was one of the founders of the Arts & Crafts movement, is famous for his tapestries and wallpaper patterns, intricate interpretations of his garden. The Strawberry Thief, a thrush stealing fruit, is one of his best loved. His daughter May recalled he told the gardeners not to scare away the birds as he loved to watch them enjoying their ill gotten gains.
I've simplified the image of one bird for appliqué. A pattern sheet for an 18" mini-quilt or pillow is available from Star books. Click here:

1 comment:

  1. Morris designs are fascinating in their intricacy. What a lovely transformation of the thrush!