Friday, September 14, 2012


After seeing the block made out of the William Morris prints from Barbara Brackman’s fabric line with Moda, I went on a big ole buying spree via internet.  The block is HERE at Connie’s Crafts Blog.  It just blew me away!


So I grabbed my credit card and fired up the internet for a Wm. Morris shopping spree.  Click HERE to see photos from Moda if you are not familiar with this fabric line.  My photos don’t do the collection justice.

morris fab bluesmorris light bluesMorris oranges

“Art nouveau” is late 19th and early 20th century style of art, architecture, and decoration that used stylized natural forms and flowing lines.  There there a lots of floral motifs big and small such as what is represented in this fabric line.

Because I love and collect black cat items, I happen to have an art nouveau poster reproduction in my office called “Chat Noir” which is French for black cat.

art nouveau Steinlein-chatnoir

He doesn’t look very friendly does he?  But he's a "cool cat."
a red Signature
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  1. I love, love, this fabric--------my credit card might be in danger this evening.

  2. I am a great fan of the Morris fabrics. Barbara's fourth Morris collection in three years will hit the shops in November. Look forward to seeing your blocks week by are so diligent in sewing on time.

  3. Gorgeous fabrics Donna! Your blocks will look so beautiful made from these fabrics!

  4. Thanks Donna! I too love Art Nouveau and William Morris Fabric. I just bought more, so I could do the layout I designed on EQ (simple alternating blocks). Love the poster, my DD has one, and I have a T-shirt based on it. Looking forward to the new line in November.

  5. He's a very cool cat ;-)
    I like Morris designs too - did a study of them about 5 years back with an applique group. I'm hoping to finish the hand quilting this winter.
    Love your purchases!


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