“The Grape Thieves”

Design for patchwork and appliqué quilt

Most William Morris fans will recognise his famous ‘Strawberry Thief’ design, which was reproduced in the Best of Morris – Fall collection from Moda Fabrics used in this quilt. But the collection was all about the rich colours of autumn, and strawberries say ‘summer’ to me. While William and Jane Morris might’ve had thrushes stealing their strawberries, I have a pergola festooned in two grapevines, and the biggest thieves of my fruit are blackbirds, with the occasional rook and jackdaw. So this quilt became all about the fruit thieves in my garden!

Size76″ x 67″
(193 cm x 170 cm)
Series or CollectionMorris Seasons : Autumn
ForToday’s Quilter magazine
Pattern availableHobgoblin Cottage Designs
image © Immediate Media (Today’s Quilter magazine)

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