Pattern Release | Timber!

childrens bear quilt


No, don’t take cover, but something big is happening: It’s finally here! OneThimble’s February issue will include my woodland quilt, Timber!

Timber! started as a personal project for my sweet nephew. He is growing up so fast and has already graduated to a twin sized bed! His new woodland themed room obviously needed a matching quilt, so Aunt Ooo-Ooo to the rescue! (Side note: I’ll be very sad when he learns to say Aunt Rachel).

childrens woodland quilt

I wanted to keep it simple so that this quilt could grow up with him for a long time. A friendly bear cub and a sweet little songbird are the center of attention, surrounded by a beautiful forest of white birch trees. Nothing could be more simple and nothing can spark the imagination like this!

woodland quilt with bird

The best part about this quilt: you can add or take away as you’d like. For a really modern look and a grown up version, skip the appliqué animals and highlight the simple beauty of the birch trees or add your own special creatures!


Rena added a whole family of birds and this sweet bunny to her woodland quilt!

Here’s some of the sweet details…

teddy bear quilt

A happy appliqué bear cub playfully hangs off of a fallen log.

onethimble bear quilt

Appliqué birds, branches, and bears allow for a fully custom quilt

Since this quilt includes so much appliqué, which is exciting for some and dreadful for others, I decided to make an easy piecing option for a faster result! You can piece the trees, as shown above, or use a solid fabric, as shown below.


I’m so incredibly honored to be a part of the OneThimble’s February issue, releasing on February 10! Make sure to get your copy of the magazine, and an exclusive copy of my pattern, Timber!, on the OneThimble website (affiliate link). And don’t miss out of the matching FREE pattern for this adorable little reading pillow! Get the tutorial and free instant download on the One Thimble Blog!

Don’t stop scrolling! Be sure to take a look at all these fabulous woodland quilts by my amazing testers! They tirelessly put my patterns through the wringer to make sure that every measurement, diagram, and description is easy to understand and accurate!

Birds in the woods quilt

Loving the fabric choices and the two birdies in Dorothy’s bear quilt!

Woodland quilt

I love how Rena took my pattern and added her own collection of woodland creatures to the mix!

Mary got creative and added some snow to the bottom of her Timber quilt—I love the look!

Bear quilt

Loving Erin’s fun color choices for her version of Timber!

Trendy woodland quilt pattern

Maegen used trendy colors and patterns to really spice up this little quilt!

fuzzy bear applique

See more of this & other adorable projects over at the Mae & K blog!

Jennifer’s quilt looks right at home in this tree! Find this, and other great projects over at Little T’s Haberdashery.

children's birch tree quilt

Erin surprised me with her adorable purple bear! I love the pop of color that it adds.

Woodland baby quilt sewing pattern

I love the simple color choices in Diane’s quilt, and those chattering birds are perfectly placed!

Koala bear quilt

Lori put her own exotic spin on Timber! with an adorable Koala Bear! It’s so easy to do: slide the applique ears to the side and enlarge the nose.

twin size woodland quilt

Beth went for an adventurous vibe with her fun color choices!

teddy bear quilt

I love the lime green and grey color scheme from Sonya!

Birch tree quilt pattern

Simple and muted version by Beth…just lovely!

Colorful teddy bear quilt

How magical! A forest of colorful raindrops! Made by Jennifer

Birch tree kids quilt

I adore these fabrics choices by Ryan!

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  1. Rachael,

    Thank you for sharing my “Timber” quilt. I had so much fun with this pattern, my first twin size quilt and my first time using a quilt pattern, yet you made me look like an expert. I am so in love with all of the testers’ quilts. I can’t wait to see what others will do with your “Timber” quilt pattern.

    Again, thank you so much for this opportunity,

  2. That bear! So adorable. What a fabulous pattern! Thanks for linking up to TGIFF!

  3. Absolutely adorable! I love all the different views of the same pattern!

  4. I’ve just ordered your Timber! Pattern and reading pillow pattern. I thought I was ordering a hard copy of both. However, after placing my order it said pdf copy for pillow. I don’t know how to retrieve a pdf. Could you please send hard copy of pillow with hard copy of quilt?

    Thank you , Barbara Cable

    • Sure thing Barbara,
      The pillow pattern is only available in PDF, but I will print you out a copy and send it along with the hard copy of Timber!

      Thanks for your purchase!

  5. Am interested in this pattern

    • Hi Linette,

      I’m glad to hear you’re interested in this pattern! You can get yourself a copy in my online shop. If you are just getting started with raw edge applique or want more information about it, feel free to check out my tutorial on raw edge applique. , if you have any more questions, please let me know! 🙂

      Happy sewing!

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