By being a creative person by nature, I will always have a deeper appreciation for art! Textile designs are unique in the way that you can feel the fabric, feel inspired, and manipulate it to transform into something even more beautiful! Every time a new collection is released, I’m thrilled to be one of the first ones to see the fabric because I instantly think of all the patchwork projects that can be created with it. This time around, when I saw Bonnie Christine’s latest collection, Wild forgotten, its wondrous prints and earthy colors made me instantly swoon.
This collection has a special story that Bonnie shared with us, as it started when several words from the natural world like “doe” & “dandelion” were removed from the dictionary to make room for our children’s new vocabulary, like Broadband, chat-room, and blog. With limited space, a children's dictionary can only represent the words most commonly used by our youth. This collection keeps these wild words alive and help our children remember the Wild once Forgotten.
This collection is available in 16 quilting cotton prints, and if you take a look at every print there is a word or illustration that represents the “forgotten” words. In a special interview with Bonnie, she mentions that her favorite print is “Remember” as it contained the remains of the words that she couldn’t illustrate, so she incorporated them as handwritten words like a “dictionary on fabric.” She felt like this was the cherry on top of the collection as children can point to the words and learn what each of them is!
The most exciting part of this collection is the number of substrates offered! There are 2 knits, 1 rayon, 1 canvas, and 2 flannel prints that are ideal for any craft. Meaning that each substrate has the versatility to do whatever you want it to do, if you want something breathable for the transitioning of the seasons, the rayon would be a perfect choice. Want to make warmer apparel? Then the knit and flannel substrates are a great go-to as they are extremely soft and cozy. Need something sturdy yet soft? Have fun with our canvas print that can be used for upholstery, cushions, tote bags- you name it!
Add to your patchwork projects by combining Wild Forgotten with these matching AGF Elements:
Decostitch Elements in Red Desert.
Floral Elements in Mocha & Green Wood.
Pure Solids in Honey, Patina Green, Dried Moss, Forest Night, Blossomed, Terracotta Tile, Georgia Peach, Gingerbread, and English Toffee.
Bring these prints to life with our “Nature Stroll” free quilt pattern linked below that’s filled with hexagon shapes that can be easily sewed together by one simple template!
Flip through the pages of our “Wild Forgotten Fabric Lookbook” that’s filled with tons of patchwork projects ideas that showcase all these fabrics from quilts to home decor, and even apparel.
While you’re here, check out our Let’s Talk Fabric video!
- See Wild Forgotten fabrics in action
- Discover captivating projects
- Watch exclusive behind the scenes
- Take a closer look at prints & scale
Stay on the lookout for the giveaway hosted on our Instagram page, it’ll be a very special one! If you’re not following us there yet, I encourage you to stick around as we will continue to show tons of projects and fabric inspiration through the week with Wild Forgotten fabrics! We’d love to see what you make too, so make sure to tag us on social media and use the hashtag #AGFWildForgotten. Until next time...