It’s a Moda Bake Shop Day!!


If you are new to the blog, welcome.  We typically put up new blog post twice daily so there is always something new and fresh here.  We host lots of giveaways too.  Click HERE and see what’s new today…

Hello..and welcome to a Moda Bake Shop Day!!  Kelli and I have been busy working on baby quilts with the new fabric line Oink a Doodle Moo.  It’s all farm print fabric and oh, so cute.

When we saw the fabric we just knew we had to design something with it.  We started with a jelly roll and designed not one, not two, but THREE baby quilts all with one jelly roll..and of course some extra yardage including two panels.  The gals over at Fat Quarter Shop have all the fabric you need to make the quilts.  You can find it here.  The gals are so generous and are giving away a jelly roll of the line to one of our readers…just keep reading and we’ll let you know how to sign up to win.

As we finished each quilt we love it…

Then we’d make the next quilt and would love that one more….

But then see the next and wonder if it wasn’t our favorite…


I just love making baby quilts.  They are so quick and easy to make quickly.  All of the directions are on Moda Bake Shop to make each of the quilts.  If you are making them cut them out in the order given.

Just last week Kelli was out doing farm chores.  Around here our guys are gearing up to get ready to do the spring farm work….that means Kelli and I will be farm widows again.  That’s okay, that means we’ll have lots of uninterrupted sewing and blogging time.  That’s good because we have lots of fun things going on next week that you won’t want to miss because they include giveaways!!

Speaking of giveaways…

Quilting Fabric at the Fat Quarter Shop
If you’d like to win the jelly roll from the Fat Quarter Shop, just leave a comment here telling if you ever lived on farm or visited a farm.  We’ll pick a winner next week.

330 thoughts on “It’s a Moda Bake Shop Day!!”

  1. I never lived on a farm, but have great memories of visiting one of my best friends on her farm as a child. We had soooo much fun playing in the barn, riding Queenie her horse, bottle feeding calves, etc.

  2. What cute quilts! :) I’ve never lived on a farm, however I married into a farming family 15 years ago. So every year we go visit and stay on the in-laws farm. Hubby goes and works with his dad & brother & I become a farm widow… :)

  3. LOL – I just bought 2 of these panels and they came today! Honestly, the cutest fabric and thank you for the cute patterns (and the generous giveaway!) – that’s exactly what I need to make – baby quilts. I can already tell I will need more of this line.

  4. We live on 9 acres and have a miniature horse & donkey. Considering I was raised in the city and knew nothing about farm animals I have grown to love it. These baby farm quilts just make me want to pack a picnic lunch :)

  5. I love the new fabric line Oink A Doodle-Moo! I lived the first 20 years of my life on a farm in Southern Ohio. We raised chickens, cows & pigs. It was a good place for children to grow up! We made apple butter, taffy & canned a lot of our produce. I moved to Michigan when I married but we visited the farm in Ohio often!

  6. I’ve never lived on a farm, but have visited a couple. Urban New Jersey is just not farm country. Even the ones we have are small.

    These are the cutest quilts ever!

  7. I have never lived on a farm. The baby quilts were too darn cute. I would love to win, have never worked with jelly-rools before.

  8. I’m a small town girl, however my husband is a farm boy, so I visited his parents farm many times while we dated and after we married.

  9. I have always lived near horses and cows but not owned them. My Daddy grew up on a farm though :) Thanks for the chance! Those quilts are so bright and cheerful!

  10. Love the fabrics! Cheerful, fun and colorful too. No longer a farm girl but lots of things to make with these fabrics.

  11. Yes, loved growing up on a farm. Now I am raising my kids in a city and miss them learning the life lessons learned on the farm….

  12. Thanks for a chance to win. This would be a perfect fabric for my new grandchild coming in October.I was born a farmer and ranchers daughter and I married a farmer and rancher. The love of farming and ranching runs deep in my blood. Farmers and ranchers are such an important part of every ones lives if you don’t have them you don’t eat.So many people don’t know where there food comes from. So support your farmer and rancher and your quilter also. Thanks again for a chance to win.Brenda

  13. I’d love to win the jellyroll! My ex-husband’s parent’s lived on a small farm. I loved it out there-fresh eggs from Aracauna chickens, goats, cattle-and a fish pond with catfish. I was more sorry to give up the farm than the husband. (Wow, that sounds terrible doesn’t it?) My current DH and I are longing to move to our own farm someday but for now we are just suburban homesteaders.

  14. Bonnie S. Harrell

    I hate to say it but I have never lived on a farm or even visited one… never ridden a horse or done any of the “farming” type things. I think I have missed out of a lot of neat things! However, I LOVE the baby quilts and since I am expecting a grandchild in October (hurray!), I need to get started on some quilts and the oink-a-doodle moo quilts are adorable! Thanks for the chance to win!

  15. I lived on a 70 acre ranch when I was younger. So I’ve participated in cattle branding and bottle feeding calves. To this day I still get excited about the county fair. The new line looks so stinkin’ cute! I have several “country” friends who are having babies this year and this line would be cute for any of them!

  16. I grew up in a farming community, but I was always thankful to be a town girl…no stinky chores! I always said I would never marry a farmer–and I didn’t–but as I get older (as in 50 this summer), I feel I’ve missed out on a pretty special way of life, the life of a farm family. I am glad to read all about it in your blog each day!

  17. I grew up on a farm in Michigan, married a farmers son, and have two sons that are farmers. I love this fabric line and your quilts you made with it. I plan to make a quilt with this fabric for my grandchildren. Thanks for the chance to win this cute fabric.

  18. Catherine McDonald

    I haven’t lived on a farm but lived in a farming community. My husband wants a far so eventually he will end up as “Old McDonald” who had the Farm. My neices and nephews think that is pretty cool.

  19. I’ve never lived on a farm, but we visited a local one a lot when I was little. I loved seeing all the animals and have great memories from there :) Thanks for the giveaway!

  20. Melanie Winters

    Hi Ladies, I love that line and your quilts are awesome! I already bought two charm packs and some yardage, now I’m gonna need a jelly roll and more yardage! To answer your question, my Grandpa was a farmer and when I was little I lived on the farm. One of my favourite memories is of watching my mom trying to chase a steer out of her garden, arms waving over her head as she leaped from side to side to keep him from getting past her, hysterically funny to my little brother and I as we looked out the front window!

  21. I would love to live on a farm. My most recent farm visit was last October, and I would love to live on that one. There’s a farm/museum near where I live, too. It’s a working farm, but much like it was in the 1800’s. On weekends, they have docents dressed in period costumes, and cook period foods, play period games with the kids, and do hand quilting and weaving demonstrations. I love visiting.

  22. I currently live on a beef farm. I take vacation from myregular job to help at calving time. This year was so busy, I needed to back to work for a vacation. We are currently bottle feeding 4 calves. I like the baby quilts.

  23. What great quilts! My little nephews would love them! I grew up on a diary farm and helped with the milking, drove a tractor and showed cows in 4-H.

  24. I was born and raised on a farm and am absolutely in love with this fabric. I was planning on making my new grandson a quilt out of it for next Christmas but now I can’t decide which one of yours to make, so maybe it will be all three. I love what you have done with this fabric!

  25. I’m what my mom’s family would call a city slicker but I married a farm boy 20+ years ago. We live in the “big city” but visit the farm occasionally. Love the idea of living in the country though:)

    Thanks for the chance to enter.

  26. never lived on a farm but have had cousins farms that i have visited often and i have a great grandaughter who wouuld love a quilt from the attractive fabrics wondnerful job you have done

  27. I was born and brought up on a farm in Scotland – my family still farm there – I am in Canada now.
    Love the fabrics – I sew a lot of community quilts and these would be perfect.

  28. Nope, I have never lived on a farm. When I was a little girl, my BFF lived on a ranch in Nevada and I would visit her for a few weeks each summer. It was a huge ranch with a bunkhouse for the ranch hands, lots of land to roam, and so many animals. I loved it!

    I love this fabric line and actually put a jelly roll of it in my cart on etsy yesterday. I would love to win it instead. Thank you for the chance.

  29. I love this line!!! I have never lived on a farm before, but we have always lived out in the country on 5 acres and when my boys were growing up we had chickens, named Millie, Tillie and willie! we had rabbits, a few cows, dogs, cats etc. We stiil live on 5 acres and the boys are grown and we wouldnt trade it for anything! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  30. Such a cute fabric line. I’ve never lived on a farm but my cousins do! I remember having our family reunions there every summer and watching them milk the cows and playing softball out in the fields. Good times.

  31. I grew up in a rural community and visited several farms but never lived on one myself. Love the three baby quilt designs, perfect for my three grandchildren!

  32. I love the one with the panels and bear claws. I’ve visited a farm as a kid, and I worked at a wildlife park for 8 years…there was a lot of feeding of animals and poop to clean up, so it’s similar!

  33. I do not live on a farm…..yet! My husband and I and our clan of 5 kids are looking though. My sister who has recently moved out on their farm is encouraging-lucky girl! The quilts are adorable-I can almost picture my youngest snuggled up under one with a country sunrise in the background.

  34. I used to have two uncles who farmed. One had a dairy farm and the other had a lake on his farm outside of Kansas City, MO and every summer people came out to swim and boat. I got to spend time in the summer at both places before we moved away. I have fond memories of sitting in the dairy barn during milking reading in the quilt while my uncle milked. Now we live in the high desert farm area of south central Idaho where potatoes, hay, onions et grow all around us.

  35. Cute baby quilts! Never have lived on a farm, but my in laws have a ranch and we go down and help out here and there. I would love to live on a little bit of land and be able to have chickens and such, but my husband keeps reminding me of all the work and it is hard to ever take a time off. Lots of work!

  36. I have never lived on a farm, and the only thing close to a farm was visiting the Catskill Game Farm in upstate NY. As a knitter, I love sheep and have always had cats and dogs.I work in NYC, but I think I am a country girl at heart. I love the quilts

  37. I grew up and lived on the farm for 37 years, there is no other place to live! !! I would love a jelly roll to make my new granddaughter Lucy a cute quilt from.

  38. I would visit my grand-parents farm in SD every summer as a child and loved it! My farm consist of 13 chickens, 5 dogs and 2 cats. I would love to have this new fabric since I have a grand-child due in Dec. The 3 quilts are beautiful and thanks for the great tutorial.

  39. My grandparents had a farm and I might as well have grown up on it. We worked the vegetable gardens and tobacco fields from the time we could count to three (three leaves = a hand). Now, I live in the city, but we have a community garden just up the street. My husband and I are the Chief Planters (makes us sound like peanuts — ha!).

  40. I am a suburban girl who is determined that my kids will know that lettuce doesnt grow in bags and that peas grow in pods not the freezer section. We often visit local farms on the weekend and try to support local farms whenever possible. I dream of backyard chickens but we are not allowed currently due to roost regulations.
    The quilts are super cute. Love your blog.

  41. We lived in the country adjacent to the in-laws farm for close to 20 years. Even though we are no longer living there, we still take the grandchildren out to a friend’s farm so they can see “real” cows and chickens. It is a highlight activity for them!

  42. Sad to say, but I have terrible allergies and therefore have never been to a farm or even a zoo. I also have to limit visiting friends that have animals. I live vicariously through you blog though!!! Thanks for letting me stalk the farm life!

  43. I grew up on a farm, and wouldn’t trade it for the world! We live in town now and I’m sure our next house will need an acre or two because I’m a farm girl at heart!

  44. I grew up on a farm. This is the cutest fabric ever. I want to make all three of these baby quilts. I have two nieces that are pregnant right now, so…I need to get stitching some baby quilts soon.

  45. Lived in the country, but not on a farm. Visited a lot of farms of friends and relatives. Remember the family day of butchering chickens! Even us kids had a job to do that day.

  46. Deborah DeBerry

    I have never lived on a farm, but my dad had several lots(with a barn he built) on which he kept several cows. He named them and knew each one. I would watch with amazement as he talked to them, as he fed them, that they seemed to listen to what he had to say. They all were very happy!

  47. Your baby quilts are delightful! I’m going to make one too. Our family buys a CSA share every summer so we visit the farm once a week in the summer to pick up the wonderful vegetables.

  48. Saralee Wadsworth

    My husband and I both grew up on a farm I think this fabric is absolutely adorable and with a new grandson coming in August it looks like just the right thing to make a blanket out of

  49. Actually we do live on a farm…a lot of work but totally wonderful. I wouldn’t trade it for anything…so, i’m a total sucker for farm themed fabric. Love these!
    boppiesgirl at gmail dot com

  50. Daisy Christopherson

    We lived on a small farm in North Dakota just across the field from my paternal grandparents. I loved living on the farm. We moved into a small town when I was 6 but we always loved going to my uncles farms every chance we got. My mom’s side of the family were all farmers too. One of them had a big dairy farm in Minnesota so it was fun to watch them milk cows. Thanks for the chance to win.

  51. There was a farm down the road from where I grew up. As a child, I spent lots of time there. I do realize how much hard work goes into running a farm. Thanks for the chance to win!

  52. What adorable fabric! We lived on a little farmette as we raised our son & twin daughters. We had fruit & veggies, chickens and rabbits, so of course, we had to do all the 4-H & county fair events. Whatever I couldn’t can, dehydrate, freeze, put into baked goods or give away, we sold at the local farmer’s market. Those were fun (hard, but FUN) days and nights. Apparently, the girls loved it so much, when we had to move to the big city (to follow my job), they elected to stay behind, just a few miles from where they grew up. Twenty years later, they’re still there, and we’re half a country away. But now they have their own children, they have returned to their roots, and they both have veggie gardens and make their own pickles & jams. I’m so glad to have been able to pass that appreciation for life & good food along to them.

    Thank you for such a fun fabric to give away and the patterns to go with – I can’t wait to make that middle one!

  53. I grew up on a farm, helping my dad milk cows, feed chickens & slop hogs in Georgia, many, many years ago. I also learned canning & putting up veggies, fruits & jellies from my mom. Never knew that would help me qualify to win a jelly roll lol!! Thanks for this opportunity!!
    Becky in upstate SC

  54. I have lived on a horse farm and visited many others! In fact, when I was 12 years old I broke my arm sliding down a haystack!

  55. My dad grew up on a farm, so I visited one every time I went to Grandma and Grandpa’s house. I loved the baby animals, especially the lambs. And I remember picking fresh vegetables and fruit. And the “ditch lilies”. Loads of ditch lilies. Thanks for these cute patterns. Can’t wait to try them! And thanks for the cute give-a-way!

  56. When we were first married, my husband and I had a small farm. We raised pigs and chickens and grew vegetables. Now we have a small place but always have a huge garden! I sure do miss the animals and visit farms with the grandkids often!

  57. I never lived on a farm, but my mother was raised on a farm in Minnesota. Always loved visiting my grandmother there.

  58. I married a farmer and have lived on a farm for 42 years.We raised four daughters and I always said that it is a great place to raise children. None of them married a farmer and all moved to the city but they come back to help their father or to bring our grandkids.They can run and play and just love it.

  59. I’ve not lived on a farm, but I worked on one – helping care for 16 horses and 2 mules. In four years, I shoveled enough horse poop to last me a lifetime. Gals, farming isn’t for sissies – it’s back-breaking hard, and in the winter it’s double hard!! A salute to ALL of our farmers (and their wives)!!

  60. Sandy A in St. Louis

    I haven’t lived on a farm, but I have visited them in the past!

    Love the baby quilts, especially the second one.

  61. My Aunt and Uncle owned a farm and I remember visiting there lots of times as a child. One summer I remember going out during haying season and I got stung on my finger and had to have my ring cut off cause it swelled ( is this grammatically correct) up.

    Love the fabric cause it is never to early to teach kids about animals.

  62. We have a 8 acre small farm. We have cattle plus Chines silkie bantams, and I have dogs. Our small grandson loves to visit and see the cows and chickens. I would love to make your sweet baby quilts.

  63. Well i have never lived on a farm, but as a child we vistied often to my great uncle’s dairy farm in Arkansas. It was great fun to see the Cows getting milked, ( they had electric milking machines) and to have all the fresh cream, milk and butter … Too Bad my kids have never had this opportunity! Thanks for the give away, I would love to win.

  64. Jenelle Boxberger

    I grew up in a small town in Iowa and even though we lived on the edge of town we saw a lot of fun activity. I had a cousin who lived on a farm and I got to spend parts of my summer with her on the farm. Then I moved to Portland, Oregon for 21 years and just less than 2 years ago we moved to my husbands family farm in Kansas. Love your baby quilts they are darling. Thanks for the pictures and the giveaway gift.

  65. My maternal grandparents owned a small dairy farm when I was a child. I have lots of memories of visiting them and going to the dairy barn with my Papaw. This was back in the 40s and milking machines were just becoming available. There was always a big garden for canning vegetables for the winter months. My grandmother was also a quilter with a frame hanging from the living room ceiling. Sweet Memories!

  66. I did not grow up on a farm. I am a city girl but did get to milk a cow at the state fair and really enjoyed the chickens. It was amazing to walk into a large building filled with all kinds of different chickens. Row upon row of them. I never knew there were so many different kinds of chickens!

  67. These fabrics and quilts are gorgeous.
    The closest I got to a farm was helping my great uncle on his apple farm sometimes. It was great fun and we even got to help with the chickens.

  68. We had a sort of farm when my kids were home. We raised 4-H animals and some for food. We raised cows, pigs, lambs, rabbits an iguana and various guiniea pigs, hamsters and lizards. I drew the one at snakes and chickens.

  69. Yes, I have lived on a farm – sort of. DH and I have had pigs, cows, chickens, sheep, etc, at one time or another. Now we just have dogs!

  70. I just love your “Oink A Doodle Moo” – it surely catches our attention! As an animal lover, I first visited a farm when I was about 12 and my very best nextdoor friend moved to a farm…I got to spend a week with her, during harvest, and remember baling hay and also the wonderful dinners with all the fresh vegetables. Back then, my Gram was teaching me to quilt, and told me NEVER to use a sewing machine on a quilt! So I didn’t until about 50 years later, and now am officially a quilter, both machine and hand. I don’t live on a farm, but do live in the country with four kitties and a sweet black lab. More like a zoo!

  71. I’m a California girl, so I’ve never been to a real farm let alone lived on one. One of the reasons I love reading your blog is to read your stories of everyday farm life. Thanks for the chance to win.

  72. I never lived on a farm but we had family that did. We called our cousins the ‘farm kids’ and loved every minute we went to the farm for a visit.

  73. Loved going to my grandparents farm when I was younger. But there were no cows there, just corn, wheat, and soybeans. Now that my (city) parents are living there, I’m trying to get them to get some chickens!

  74. I used to visit my aunt on her farm every summer. I absolutely loved it and to this day still dream to moving to “the country”. Love the wide open spaces and the serenity. My favorite part of my summer visits was when my uncle would put me on his horse and lead me around. Such great memories.

  75. Thank you for sharing these cute farm quilts! My family has been farming for 100 years. My uncle owns and operates my family’s farm still today. I have moved away, but go back to visit often. I have fond memories of playing in the hay mow with my cousins, feeding the calves and walking out to the pastures to get the cows. We are expecting our first Grandson and will be making a quilt in honor of the special memories I have of our family’s farm.

  76. Wonderful memories of my grandparents’ farm in Oklahoma. Back in the day, our school recessed for six weeks for everyone to help with harvest. For us that meant we would go to the farm and hand pull the cotton crop. It was hard work but also brings great memories of those days and our grandparents. We would also feed their cows, pigs, and chickens. Would love to have the jellyrolls.

  77. I visit my friend at her beautiful farm. I can’t wait to show her your new fabric line Oink a Doodle Moo. She will love it, just like I do. I’m hoping to win the jelly roll!

  78. Such cute quilts! Perfect for my new granddaughter!

    My best friend grew up on a farm, so I visited one often!


  79. Farming has always been a part of my life! Grandma lived on an 88 acre farm with 200 chickens (she sold eggs for extra money) a dozen or so cows and pigs. we were always chasing something, catching something, digging something up or headed to church. It was the best of times and the worst of times!

  80. Each of those quilts are just adorable. I’ve never lived on a farm but my Grandfather had a cattle farm in Southern Missouri which I was always excited to go visit when we went to see them. We had a blast going there with him until we were a little older and he made us ‘pick rocks’. Yea, THAT was not much fun. Picking rocks is not much fun at all because it is exactly as it sounds – picking rocks out of the fields so they don’t injure the cattle.

  81. My dad was a professor of agriculture at Michigan State (he grew up on a farm), so we made many visits to the various animal barns on campus. I have a great appreciation for the hard work that farmers do for us.

  82. I have never lived on a farm, but my husband grew up on a dairy farm in Wisconsin. Several of his uncles still farm today. When my children were young they loved to go to the farm and ride horses and feed the goats. It was always so much fun to spend time there. These fabrics are adorable and I would love to make one of the quilts for his cousin’s children who are having children now. Thanks for the giveaway!

  83. I was so very sad at the age of five when we moved into town, but was lucky to have grandparents with a farm. I loved all the animals and the freedoms offered on the farm.

    Your farm animal quilts are bright and fun and would be a child’s favorite blanket.

  84. I have never lived on a farm, but have certainly visited ones with my kids. I love these fabrics, and I love the quilts you made with them!

  85. Jo,
    You and Kelli are SEW CREATIVE!!! congrats on another fabulous Moda Bakeshop post!!!

    I have never lived on a farm, but married into a WONDERFUL farm family. When we first were married, and I would ask something “unknown to me” about farming, I would get teased that I was a “town girl”. After 20+ years, the teasing has stopped!!

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