Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Framing Morris Flowers

Memory Wreath by Becky Brown
(The large print is Honeysuckle from A Morris Garden.)

I am thinking fussy cutting...

Becky Brown
detail of True Blue
(The large print is Eden from Morris Apprentice)

Inspired by Becky's blocks for my block-of-the-week for the Grandmother's Choice sampler...

Jack's Delight
By Connie B
 And  by other stitchers who are making the blocks every week...

(The large print is Anemone from Morris and Company)

Memory Wreath
Like QuiltingBearGal
who framed another flower from Anemone...

Simple Graces by Bobbi Finley

And by Bobbi 
who did some Broderie Perse with the Anemone print for her version of a quilt from Kim Diehl's book Simple Graces.

Detail of Bobbi's center

Oakleaf and Cherries
With all that inspiration I am fussy cutting 
some of the gray/green Morris prints for applique.
(The large print is Strawberry Thief  from A Morris Tapestry)

Roseanne Smith did the cutting for this block. I appliqued it.
The patchwork pattern is Oakleaf and Cherries from
the Carrie Hall's Sampler book I did a few years ago.

(The large print is Daffodil from Morris and Company)

I wanted something simple that would show off the prints.

I was just going to do one Oakleaf and Cherries block but now I have three.

The blocks finish to about 20" so the quilt could get large.
Pimpernel from The Morris Workshop is on the cutting table now.

Callie Lavoie sent a photo of her Carrie Hall Sampler. She and friends each did a version. She substituted one Carrie Hall block from Bettina Havig's book Carrie Hall Blocks. I was going to make all the blocks but I got fixated on one.

See more quilts made from William Morris fabric at my Pinterest Page QUILT WILLIAM MORRIS:

I just added this one, a framed mini from PiecefulThings that you can buy at their Etsy shop

The big print in the border is Wandle from Morris & Company


  1. I am working on the Carrie Hall Sampler as well. Have the blocks finished and need to start my borders. Not a fussy cut in sight. Oh well.

  2. I was just thinking about fussy cutting as an idea for my bed quilt, something for the middle block of a quilt. There are so many wonderful prints now, it would be fun to design around.


  3. This post and the Flickr pages for Grandmother's Choice are Fussy Cut Central. I've had to raise my game to keep up.

  4. The Carrie Hall Sampler is beautiful. I love the rich colors.