I’m going to start this blog post by saying “When life gives you lemons”...
I had hoped to have the beautiful Wild Forgotten fabric designed by Bonnie Christine for Art Gallery Fabrics before the Rockwood Quilt release, but it got held up at the border for weeks.
However...the wait was SO WORTH IT! I actually think the timing was exactly how it was meant to be because just look at how the fabric perfectly matches the gorgeous autumn leaves!
Yup, I’m going with serendipitous!
The “Wild Forgotten” fabric line is obviously as gorgeous as can be, but another reason why I love it so much is its backstory. Did you know that several words related to nature have been removed from a well-known children’s dictionary to make room for more modern/technical words that our children are using these days? For example, both “doe” and “dandelion” have been removed. So sad!
Each earthy and whimsical fabric in this collection is named after one of those removed words! Bonnie’s hope is that this collection will reignite the use of these words in our own homes and help our children remember the “Wild Forgotten”.
Read more about the Wild Forgotten fabric line here!
Nature, animals and words are some of my most favourite things. So, using this line was an easy decision for me!
For this version, I used the same fabric for Fabric A and fat quarters for Fabric B instead of using two different fabrics in each block. This gives the quilt a totally different look!
See all of my other versions here!
I used Catkin Oats for Fabric A and fat quarters of the following for Fabric B:
- Bluebells & Buttercups Lark
- Nectar Willow
- Beaver & Bloom Bramble
- Primrose Minnow
- Fern & Fungus Acorn
- Catkin Hazel
- Beaver & Bloom in Sycamore
- Blackberries Thrush Apricot
- Vine Starling
- Bluebells & Buttercups Heron
- Crocus Raven
I really should have kept track of how many hours it took me to cut and piece this Rockwood Quilt because I’m pretty sure I could count them on one hand!
And if you are looking for some inspiration, check out the AMAZING pattern tester versions here!
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