If you are a Fig Tree fan from over the years, you will already know this a thousand times over… but I LOVE AUTUMN. Love, love, love it. I love the food, the sweaters, the boots, the feel of the air, the leaves. I love the colors and the quilts. And the orange. And don’t get me started on pumpkin spice. I love the orange and the caramel and the cinnamon tones… bring on the fall colors friends!
So when it came time to design something for our fall LITTLE BOX subscription [ a pattern that is always first offered to box subscribers and then released to the general public] I knew it had to have orange and feel like fall. But I wanted something “early fall”, a transitional quilt that could be brought out in August and didn’t feel like it was for Halloween.
And I knew I wanted it to be simple and something that most people could finish in one weekend if they set their mind to it. So the blocks had to be simple and the piecing had to be straight forward.
So Acorn Woods was born. Made from (2) Charm Packs of PUMPKINS & BLOSSOMS fabrics and a small variety of cream prints, this quilt just feels like an early autumn day with leaves swirling around and acorns falling from the trees.
Or at least that is how I envision it. I know that so many of you are working with us on our ACORN WOODS SEW ALONG in our Facebook Group and I have absolutely loved seeing your acorns and your leaves grow and your quilts get put together! So much fun to watch.
Just yesterday someone in the group asked me to mock up the pattern in reverse… with the dark fabrics as the backgrounds and I was so intrigued by what that would look like… so here is that new version.
You will need the same yardage requirements as on the pattern, but reverse.
Also please note that you might not be able to make it exactly as the mockup in terms of specific fabric print placement but there will be enough of each color for the overall blocks. You could finish it off with any orange for the outer border and any charcoal or black for the binding.
NAME: ACORN WOODS
FABRIC USED: This is made entirely from the Pumpkins & Blossoms collection that is available in stores right now.
PRECUTS: Uses (2) Charm Packs and background yardage. Could be made from (1) Layer Cake and some background yardage or of course scraps and yardage from your stash.
AVAILABLE: available now in paper and PDF in our shop as well as in local quilt shops nationwide
What is your favorite autumn thing?? Tell me in comments below and be entered to win some Pumpkin & Blossoms goodies.