About this Quilt
William Morris is arguably the best-known designer from Victorian-era England. Rebelling against what he and several fellow artists saw as the soullessness of the dawning Industrial Age, the work he and his championed and produced is romantic, lush, and crafted with care by artisans.
The fabrics in this quilt are reproductions of some of Morris’ most iconic textile designs, particularly the Strawberry Thief (seen in the setting triangles!).
Jean Nolte, who also designed a Block of the Month quilt using the same rich fabrics, decided to make this smaller, throw-sized quilt to celebrate the collection. The organic hues and botanic and floral prints are surprisingly dramatic, feeling both earthy and ethereal at the same time. She built her “garden” around a medallion in the center, and the border consists of Star blocks set on-point.
Quilt by: Jean Nolte
Skill Level: Challenging
Finished Size: 63″ x 78”
Finished Blocks: 14 (11”) Star Blocks Blocks
Fabrics: Fabrics in the quilt shown are from the Morris & Co. Kelmscott collection by FreeSpirit Fabrics.