Saturday, September 30, 2023

Ebony Suite :::: Best of Morris


William Morris and I have a new collection of his designs for Moda.
We've been following the trends.

Ebony Suite:
The Best of Morris

"Best" means our favorites.

The Give Away is over. Julia was the winner, picked rather randomly but I think she will like her Jelly Roll

Now, interior decorating fashions come and go but we want you to know we are absolutely on top of it here. Some thoughts on interior design trends: 

Butterfly chair of the '60s

As you can see, we study the media and we are glad to see that flowing Morris design is the thing after a few years of angular moderne.

Ebony Suites is riding the crest of three design waves:
1) William Morris revival
2) Wallpaper as interior design
3) Gray as interior palette

Designer Laura Hunter with Morris wallpaper

What goes better with your Morris wallpaper
than Morris accessories and quilts?

And we have noticed that the color of the year is 
As you might guess Ebony Suite is William Morris prints
in shades of gray from charcoal to taupe.

The solids that go with the line.

Gray---the height of cool

Project Idea

"It's certain that fine women eat A crazy salad with their meat."
William Butler Yeats

Here's a simple idea for a stack of Layer Cakes, cut to 10"
and finishing to 9-1/2" blocks. Plus your scraps of bright solids
cut to 1-1/2" wide.

Applique strips finishing to 1" in the center


If you want the background to flow across the block
you could try to piece strips cut from two 10" squares...but
Applique is easier.

And since you are appliqueing you could 
just sew rather rectangular strips onto the squares for a truly Crazy Salad.

We'll have plenty of ideas for projects and quilts in the next few months.

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