It’s a Moda Bake Shop Day!!

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE GIVEAWAY HAS BEEN CLOSED FOR THIS PROJECT.  YOU CAN FIND THIS PATTERN ON MODA BAKE SHOP HERE.

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…

OinkaDoodle-1
Then we’d make the next quilt and would love that one more….

OinkaDoodle-2
But then see the next and wonder if it wasn’t our favorite…

OinkaDoodle-3

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 lived ona farm the first few years of my life but wass uprooted to the city when my dad couldn’t find work way back in the 60’s….awolk at rogers dot com

  2. I grew up on a farm, and I would love to live on one now. It is a lot of work and can be challenging (my elderly parents just lost their wheat crop to freezing temperatures), but it is totally worth it.

  3. Glenda in Florida

    Our family moved to a farm when I was 8, and sold it when I was 16. I’m well aware of the hard work that goes into it, and how dependent you are on things that you can’t control. But, it does teach excellent lessons in how hard work can pay off. I’d love to win that fabric to make quilts for the children’s charity that I donate to.

  4. BORN AND RAISED AND DANGED PROUD OF IT!!! My dad still owns the farm he was raised on. I have loved this fabric collections since it came out. Have yet to purchase any of it but with your baby quilt patterns, I don’t think I can resist too much longer. Thank you for the chance to win some. Good luck to everyone.

  5. I was raised on a ranch, lived in town for the first nine years of our marriage, then it was back to the country to farm/ranch. I’m the ‘hired man’ so spend lots of time outside helping, which I love most of the time! This line of fabrics are so cute as are your patterns for then. Can’t wait to use them in a kid’s quilt.

  6. I grew up on a farm and still live in a farming community. The best childhood a kid could ask for. Love what you did with the baby quilts.

  7. I used to visit relatives that had farms. I would help with chores (feeding calves). It was fun.
    Thanks for the give away and I really enjoy reading your blog.

  8. I consider myself lucky that I grew up on a farm—it was such a special way to spend a childhood—I am a town girl now and I still miss the freedom of the country and the open spaces..

    I love the fafric–thanks for the chance to win..

  9. My sister lives on a farm in Idaho. When she was first married, my mom and I bought her a bunch of cow kitchen things. She told us she had 2,000 cows in the front yard, she didn’t need them in the kitchen too. Oops. I love your quilts. My favorite one is the scrappy squares with panel parts. It is so happy. Thanks for the chance,
    Deborah

  10. Love the fabric! How apropo! I was just thinking about doing a farming quilt with rows of vegetables etc. I may make this instead.

  11. I grew up on an acerage and helped with feeding animals and picking eggs. Also had the experience of driving a tractor (only once). I couldn’t get it out of reverse and backed into a barn door. Thankfully not hurt and no damage to the barn! Love your quilts and the chance to win. Thank you.

  12. Kristy Wilkinson

    Oh are these cute! I love the last one too! That is so cute with the borders and the panel prints. We have an organic farm right near our house. It has chickens and produce but no cows or anything since it is in city limits. But it is a nice place to be. Wonderful produce and volunteers are welcome! Thanks for the giveaway- K-

  13. Love, love, love your cute little quilts! My mother grew up on a farm and we would visit my grandparents there. One of my first memories is of the standing on the porch watching the chickens. My mother couldn’t believe I remembered that! Love reading your blog about life on the farm. Thanks for the giveaway!

  14. Raised on a farm my first 9 years and in-laws were a diary farmer, still own the land. So have my roots in the ground. And also live in God’s country – Iowa. Beautiful quilts. Thanks.

  15. Love the bright cute farm animals and the quilts! I never lived on a farm but have visited many. My father grew up on a farm and even though his later life was spent living in the city, I felt he was always loved the land. We even raised chickens in the city.

  16. It wasn’t a farm per se but we had enough animals to be considered one I think. There were ducks, chickens, rabbits, goats for a while. There was someone nearby who had cows and geese and turkeys. The only animal I have never been up close and personal with is the pig, no one nearby had one.
    The quilts are beautiful.
    sceanac (at) yahoo (dot) com

  17. We live in ranching territory, and I have visited several ranches out here but never farms. Even my masters/grad work was in ranching management. I love the colors in the quilts! Turned out wonderfully!

  18. I am definetly a city a city girl. But I have visited a farm . I have a daughter that lives on 10 acres and has chickens, cat, dogs, a goat, racoons, squirrels, and snakes. Oh a coyotes! Thats the closest I come to right now to a farm. Would love to win. Thanks for the chance

  19. I’ve never lived on a farm but visited one when I was young. Spent the night, helped? Milk cows in the morning and had the biggest breakfast ever. Thanks for the chance to win.

  20. We live on a “mini farm”. We raise chickens, ducks, hogs and turkeys for thanksgiving! :) We’re on our way to a larger set up so that we can add things like meat and milk cows.
    Thanks for the chance, I love this fabric!

  21. Every Sunday when I was growing up, we would head to my Grandparents house to spend
    sometime with them. We would all help them out with the farm chores and spending time
    with the dairy cows and the horses. It would always be so fun to see the look on my Mother’s
    face when it came to go back home, at the sight of all of us with how much of the farm, we
    would take home on our clothes and skin. Those memories always come back to mind, every
    time, we now take a ride into the country. Love the quilts, and the chance to win.

  22. I live on a farm now after being a born and bred city girl. Love the solitude and not being able to see/hear my neighbors!! I can ride my horse whenever I want or I can bury myself in my quilting room for hours on end – thanks to my wonderful husband!!! Love growing a big garden and canning everything in the autumn. I am so blessed!!!

  23. I grew up on a farm in northwest Iowa. I now live on the south side of Chicago and miss the farm, the crops, Iowa in general. Every summer we try to get it lined up so our kids can spend one week on the farm with their grandparents. They make so many great memories there every summer.

  24. I grew up on a farm in a little town called Pekin, NY, about 25 miles from Niagara Falls. Nine kids in our family meant good (free!) farm hands. When I went away to college and then was on my own I really didn’t miss the farm and all the work, thinking I’d never be a farm girl again. Wrong! I married a man who always wanted horses and to be a cowboy! We had a small farm for 25 years, taking in SPCA horses plus other animals. I did enjoy those years and getting back to the ‘earth’, gardening, doing chores and being around animals again.

  25. I went to college in Illinois and being from New York I had never been on a farm. A friend took me home for Thanksgiving to her family farm and I saw baby pigs for the first time. I immediately fell in love with those squealing pink little bundles. After a few minutes mama started getting nervous so we had to get out of the barn but I’ll never forget how sweet they were.

  26. My grandparents lived on a farm and I loved visiting them and their neighbors. Everyone had different crops or animals.

  27. I grew up on a farm and lived there till I got married. Still lived only a couple streets over, so visited often. My kids loved the farm. My brothers eventually took over running the farm and moved it to Upper New York State. Lack of available land here to expand. I miss it. Farm has been in our family for 75 years this year. Hard work but many happy years too.

  28. I live on a cattle property in western Queensland, Australia. The quilts that you have designed with this fabric are just adorable. Our neice is expecting her first child in June and I’ll be using this fabric and your patterns to make the new baby a farm qult – something every child should have! Farmers, farm animals and crops are a very important part of our lives.

  29. As a young girl, I visited my grandparents on their farm and have many happy memories of it. Now we visit my 80 year old in-laws who still work their farm. My husband is still a farmer at heart!

  30. Karen Shackleford

    Those are wonderful quilts! Great job on them, and thanks for sharing the patterns/directions at Moda Bake Shop. Have not lived on a farm, but my mom grew up on one in North Dakota. When we were youngsters, we visited her family who still lived on the farm. Got to milk cows and play in the hay. Great memory. Thanks for the chance to win!

  31. I love your Oink A Doodle quilts and all farm wives love a good deal, so I am going to enter your great giveaway. I have thought of getting some of this fabric and haven’t yet. I make more baby quilts than anything else. They are quick and fun. I did enjoy checking out your blog. Thanks

  32. I’m a farm girl! Born and raised on a hog farm and working with hogs as soon as I could walk. Raised my own hogs for 4-H. Worked on another hog farm and also a dairy farm…milling cows at 4:00 am and pm. I love, love, love farm animals. My husband also grew up on a hog farm! Both our families still live on the farms but no more hogs. My brother is a vet and his speciality is swine and he manages several hog operations. Thanks for the chance to win!

  33. I live in farm country, where we are currently enjoying the smell of the “Dairy-Air”! The nearest farm is only one block from my home in a subdivision – I have the best of both worlds in my little corner of heaven. Thanks for the opportunity!

  34. Congratulations! Super fabrics and quilts! I live on a ‘farm’ in the deep south of New Zealand – we have just four acres, three sheep, three cattle beasts/calves, four hens and a rooster (plus a domestic dog, cat and fish). It is so good to be able to eat meat and eggs that we have raised (and know what they’ve been eating!) Thanks for a great, inspiring blog!

  35. I would love to live on a small farm, but I don’t currently. One of my best quilting friends lives on a small farm and we hold an annual retreat there every year. It’s wonderful!

  36. My grandparents always have had chickens and ducks, they also raise crops with corn and other grains, love visiting them!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  37. I spent summers as a child with my Grandma on her farm-best childhood memories! Now that our nest has emptied, we moved to the country, and hope to add a few animals to our family soon!

  38. Nope never lived on a farm! This is city girl from Boston Mass. and have lived in Cleveland Ohio now Portland, Oregon. Grew up thinking milk came from the grocery store and never a cow till 12 years old.

  39. Yes to both questions. I married a dairy farmer and we worked it with his parents for a couple of years while I finished college. It’s hard work, but gives you plenty of fond memories. Jane

  40. Yes- I grew up next to my Uncle’s dairy farm in PA and spent many a day with the chickens, cows and the hayloft! Then I moved to OH and lived on a farm there for a few years. Plucking chickens was okay but when it came time to quarter-up the beef, THAT was a little tough. I LOVE the quilt patterns you designed and would LOVE to win the jelly roll!

  41. Cute fabric! I grew up on a farm raising pigs, cows, chickens as well as row crops (corn primarily). I thought it was a great place to grow up but glad I don’t live there now, way to much of a gamble, especially with the weather.

  42. What a beautiful set of baby quilts. You and Kelli are so talented.
    I love the farm fabrics and any baby and their mother would be
    honored to receive these quilts. The colors are so bright and
    cheerful.

  43. My grandparents used to live in a rural area that was an old orchard. We ate a lot of applesauce and fresh pies. Yum! They also raised chickens. So, in a way, it was a bit like a tiny farm!

  44. My husband and I live on the century farm where my father was born and I grew up. As a child and teen, I thought I would NEVER live on a farm. I thought I was so isolated from my town friends. I realize now what a blessing that farm life was and it has been a wonderful place to raise our 4 children. Your patterns and this material will be perfect to make a quilt for our daughter’s 3rd baby due in October.

  45. I’ve never lived on a farm but have visited some. I also worked at a place that sold bull semen to farmers, so I have a small knowledge of some farming terms and procedures. I do love quilting though and would love to win a jelly roll. Thanks for the chance.

  46. I grew up on a dairy farm and know how much work farming is. I do have many good memories from living on a farm.

  47. When I was a little girl I got to go to my Aunt & Uncle’s farm and stay the weekend-I loved all of it except the rooster that chased me! I live in a rural area and love your quilt collection and would love to win a jelly roll. I am working on a benefit and one of these quilts would be a most welcome addition.

  48. When I was little I got to spend some weekends on my Aunt & Uncle’s farm – I loved it except for the rooster that chased me! I live in a rural area and am involved in a benefit for our local hospital and would love to win the jelly roll and would make a baby quilt for the bazaar!

  49. I grew up on a farm and live on a farm. Grandkids love to visit. Wide open spaces to run,
    play and do lots of tree climbing!

  50. I grew up on a farm and live on a farm. Grandkids love to visit. Wide open spaces to run,
    play and do lots of tree climbing!

  51. Great quilts thanks for sharing these patterns on the Modabake house site. I grew up in site of Sydney Harbour Bridge so no farming but had a great friend who came from Dubbo in central NSW and lived on a 250000 acres sheep farm and just loved visiting there for many years. I have a new grandchild due in Sept. so I will get making. Getting a new sewing room will start a stash used chart should make hubby happy!!

  52. The first time I was on a farm is when I was little. My parents knew the owers and they were having a picnic, so I got to go along. They told me that I needed to try the fresh milk as they were milking….oh what a surprise, I did not like it at all! Other times I was on the goat farm for 4H and a cow farm on a tour with our RV camping group in Mineral Point, WI. Those cows were beautiful soft tan color with black noses….you can tell I am not a farmer. Great experience with every one. Thanks for the opportunity to win a jelly roll.

  53. I can’t recall ever visiting a farm, but I had a boyfriend once who used to live on a farm does that count? All of your quilts are fantastic and I am a lover of bright fabrics.I really love the border treatment on the first quilt.Maybe I’ll win and make my own.Thanks

  54. Have not lived on a farm, but have lived most of my life in the country with farm ground all around. Would love to win this adorable fabric, you two came up with some great patterns. Thanks for the chance to win.

  55. I love your 3 little oinky farm quilts. Number 2 is my favorite though. I lived on a farm with my grandparents until I was school age. Then every summer vacation from first grade through 8th grade I spend with them. I loved milking a cow, riding horses and gathering eggs with grandma. There was a mean ole rooster that didn’t like me, so grandma had to always protect me as we walked to the chicken coop. Those were some good memories. Thanks much for a chance to win this cute fabric. I love making baby quilts too.

  56. I have never lived on a farm. My great grandparents lived on a farm and I loved to visit them. I would love to win a jelly roll of such cute fabric. Cute quilts from the same fabric.

  57. I used to live across the street from my great-grandparents and they had a small farm. I remember going to see the baby chicks and thinking they were the cutest thing ever. Love your quilts, going to check them out on MBS now. Thanks for sharing!

  58. My uncle had a blueberry farm if that counts. I used to go stay with him for a few weeks during the summer.

  59. My family emigrated from Frankfurt, Germany to Alberta, Canada in the early 1950’s. My dad had grown up in a rural area of northern Germany, so farming came quite easily to him, but for my mother, who had been a city girl her whole life, it was quite a “culture shock”. However, she adapted quickly, and one of my favorite memories is of Mom and I going out to the field where Dad was working to bring him his lunch. Tractors in those days were a bit different than they are now, and the memory of him covered in so much dust that all you could see of his face were his eyes and mouth, still makes me smile…

  60. My grandparents had a farm when they retired. The best cantaloupe I ever ate was a volunteer from their compost pile!

  61. I have never lived on a farm, but grew up in a rural area with tons of small family farms all around. It was a wonderful way to grow up!

  62. I was priviledged to grow up on a farm where we had not much money but such a wonderful childhood; I look back on it now and have so many great memories of riding horses, making forts and treehouses, learning great life lessons. It was the best.

  63. Lived on an acreage after my husband and I were married. Absolutely loved it. Had a big garden which kept me busy.

  64. I grew up in Delaware and spent some of my summers at my cousins dairy farm, now I live on a farm in Tennessee. Guess I’m not a city girl! Will have to make this for our grandson.

  65. Marca Fritzemeier

    I grew up on a farm in Kansas and spent most of my free time playing with animals or in the hayloft.

  66. My in-laws have a farm, my father-n-law spray painted the side of the barn – GREEN ACRES. Our place is GREEN ACRES II, but the only green we grow is grass, got too much quilting to do!!

  67. I live in the piney woods of East Texas in a little log home in the country. I love Farmer’s Market’s, sweet summer drives through the country when Lady Bird Johnson’s wildflowers are blooming for miles along the winding roads. And 5 years ago, I discovered a new love – Quilting! The first thing I learned was to choose quality fabrics, and Moda is on the top of my list. Love the quality and I can always find the greatest prints and designs. Oink A Doodle Moo is adorable!

  68. I’ve never lived or worked on a farm, but grew up in rural North Dakota with farm families as friends. One of my most favorite farm memories was being invited to help with a fall harvest square dance party. Those farmers know how to work hard, play hard, and dance! My passion for farm-related fabric connects with my early childhood education degree. I loved being able to integrate math, science, social studies and literacy learning for my city-slicker kindergartners by teaching them about farm animals. From hatching chicks in the classroom to the field trips to a local dairy farm, I brought the farm to many kids!

  69. I lived on a farm growing up. It was a wonderful life but a lot of work. Sometimes I think I would like to buy a farmette, but then I realize I would have no time to quilt!

  70. My mom’s parents lived on a farm… my sister and I had tangles with chickens, pigs and goats… we thought they were pets… didn’t realize that they could be dangerous.. They grew black diamond watermelons… at least once a season we would come home with the car filled with watermelons.. and barely enough room for us. very good memories..

  71. Can’t really say I “grew up” on a farm, but I was born on a farm (we moved to the city AFTER I was potty trained in the outhouse!!). That move to the city came just AFTER we got an addition on the house WITH A BATHROOM! Seems like I’m still a day late and a dollar short. But every Sunday after church involved a trip to G&G’s or the A&U’s farm, and they are all very good memories.

  72. Visiting the farm each summer to spend time with the relatives – great-aunt and grandparents – was something us ‘city kids’ looked forward to all year.

  73. I’ve never lived on a farm, but my great uncle and aunt do. I enjoy visiting and sampling their fresh produce!

  74. Pam in Illinois

    Oh yes, I grew up on a farm. Such great memories of taking ‘the men’ lunch in the field. Fried chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, veggies and desserts. The whole shebang.
    Love the quilts you made. I don’t usually gravitate towards the panels because I never know what to do with them. These are so cute!!
    pam in illinois

  75. My grandparents had a farm when I was a child. I slept on a feather bed and had to use an outhouse. The kitchen sink had a pump on it. They had a cornfield, a huge garden with all kinds of vegetables and grapes. They also had chickens. My favorite thing at the time was a tire swing!

  76. I’m basically a city gal, but when I was very young I visited family in Indiana who lived on a farm. Yes, up with the chickens, milking the cows and the squeal of pigs. We pumped our own water, too. But I doubt too many folks still do that as running water is a “modern invention.” I have fond memories, but refused to drink “lumpy” milk as it wasn’t pasteurized. Thanks for the opportunity to win some inspiration.

  77. I’ve never lived on a farm, but my daughter and her husband have started a small farm – lots of vegetables and fruit trees, plus chickens, ducks, turkeys, and goats. In fact, she called me the other day and asked if I wanted to come down and visit my grand-“kids”. I almost fell over until I realized she was talking about the new baby goats!

  78. I lived on a farm for many years. It was wonderful! Lots of places to explore. Cattle, pigs and chickens to raise. But my favorite, home grown produce. Watermelon straight from the field. Yum! And tomatoes. Wonderful! I live in the city now, but still long for the country. I planted tomatoes this morning and can hardly wait until they start coming off this summer. This fabric brings back memories of “home”. I enjoy that also.

  79. Love your little quilts. My grandparents were farmers and I lived with them until I was 5, then my parents and I moved into our own home about 3/4 mile away. I visited my grandparents on an almost daily basis until I joined the military and moved away. My favorite thing was picking raspberries and eating far more than I actually picked.

  80. Love your little quilts. My grandparents were farmers and I lived with them until I was 5, then my parents and I moved into our own home about 3/4 mile away. I visited my grandparents on an almost daily basis until I joined the military and moved away. My favorite thing was picking raspberries and eating far more than I actually picked.

  81. Elizabeth McDonald

    While I have never lived on a farm, I grew up in the Catskills where my parents and grandparents always had a vegetable garden, fruit trees, plenty of berries for picking, a rhubarb patch. We had wonderful fresh produce in the summer, and did lots of canning and freezing. Now I live in a small apartment, and we have 4 nice tomato plants on the patio, and leaf lettuce growing in window boxes, as well as chives, parsley, rosemary, thyme and oregano growing in small pots.

  82. No farm life for me, I’m a city girl. I would love to live on one, maybe not work one, but I love the idea of wide open spaces.

  83. I grew up in the city, but always wanted to live on a farm. One of my first experiences on a farm was that I picked a very cute pink piglet and found out mama pig was not going to have that. She came thundering towards me and I put him down very quickly!

  84. Patricia Davis

    I lived on a farm when my daughter was born. I loved it very much but hubby did not so we moved. I wish I lived on an organic farm now with a big garden and a few farm animals. Pray for our farmers cause we need them and they are becoming fewer and fewer. Also, these quilts are absolutely wonderful! thank you.

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