Designer Quilts for All Seasons

In an era when quilting fabric by popular designers is all the rage, the enduring popularity of prints based on the designs of William Morris makes perfect sense. A major figure in the Arts & Crafts movement at the turn of the 20th century, Morris created lush nature-inspired designs for every aspect of interior design.

We here at The Quilting Company continue to be inspired and enchanted by William Morris’ aesthetic and published a few different patterns this year to showcase the latest fabrics based on his designs. If you’re looking for a way to incorporate William Morris prints into your favorite quilting style or technique, you can’t go wrong with one of these designer quilts.

Star Nouveau

Star Nouveau designed by Carolyn Beam

Star Nouveau designed by Carolyn Beam

Gorgeous prints by William Morris set off the striking medallion in this 54″ x 54″ intermediate-level design perfectly! Use common techniques to make the patchwork, then sew it all together to make an uncommonly spectacular quilt.

Morris Garden

Morris Garden designed by Jean Nolte

Morris Garden designed by Jean Nolte

Jean Nolte’s throw quilt design is reminiscent of a walled garden with a star-block border framing a center medallion. This 63″x 78″ large throw quilt is geared toward experienced quilters looking to make an heirloom-quality quilt that will be treasured by generations to come.

Brocade Bouquet

Brocade Bouquet designed by Denise Starck

Red flowers bloom against a pale background in this 50″ x 50” throw or wall quilt, showing the textures, prints and colors to stunning effect. The delicate interplay of color, print and shape make this an elegant, intermediate-level piece you’ll be proud to use and display.

Owl Eyes

A modern quilt by Jen Carlton Bailly featuring fabric designed by William Morris.

Owl Eyes by Jen Carlton Bailly featuring fabric designed by William Morris.

Stretch your curved piecing muscles with the quilt design Owl Eyes. Whether made in solids for a modern look or in William Morris-inspired fabrics for a modern traditional quilt, you’ll love the sleek and modern impact of the vertical color placement in this design. While the Drunkard’s Path quarter-circle shape is simple to sew, the color and value placement in this design makes it look much more complicated than it really is.

Bring the Arts & Crafts movement home with one of these exquisite patterns!


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