Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Happy Birthday, William Morris

Birthday Cake by Barbara Brackman and Bobbi Finley, 2009
44" x 44"

Designer, poet and political activist William Morris was born 182 years ago tomorrow.
Morris by his good friend Edward Burne-Jones

Every year the William Morris Society of Canada marks the occasion with a birthday cake.
Above the Strawberry Thief.

Chocolate Torte

Bobbi and I made a lower-calorie cake. Bobbi pieced a quilt from The Morris Garden reproduction prints I did for Moda using a Birthday Cake design I published several years ago.


She cleverly used the Morris prints to create a slice of carrot cake, red velvet, cherry cheesecake, chocolate torte, etc.

We are selling the model for the cover of the pattern, which was published by the Kansas City Star.
It's the perfect birthday gift for someone who loves Arts & Crafts design---or cake. Check out the quilt in my Etsy store here:


  1. Such a delicius post with those cakes,one of my favorite is chocolate.Happy birthday to william Morris!

  2. Strawberry Thief is too pretty to eat! I love William Morris; my problem is the fabrics are too pretty to cut up.

  3. That is a stunning design! Such talent. And thank you so much for crediting our cake pic and directing back to our website (the crediting doesn't often happen online!).

  4. Never mind the quilt and the fabric, what's your recipe for "low calorie cake"? Or were you just being ironic?