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Oink A Doodle Moo

Posted on: May 8th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

I have never purchased fabric online – only looked.
Since we live on a farm, I was quite taken with the Oink A Doodle Moo by Jenn Ski for Moda, available at Fat Quarter Shop.

And then I went back to the little fabric store in Newton – E & E Cloth Creations.

I am impressed with this little country store.  Emaline carries some prints that you can’t find at the big name fabric outlets here in this area of Ontario.  And ALL of her prints are $10.95 a meter (39″) and the Kona Solids are $5.95!  Sew much easier to choose fabric when you don’t have to look at the end of the bolt to compare prices….

At the counter, when she was cutting the new additions for my stash…. I noticed two bolts on her counter display.  The only two.  Oink A Doodle Moo – both with green background.  So I quickly had her add a meter of each to my purchase.

I wanted to chose a design with a farming theme for this farm themed fabric.  And liked the Weathervane block and the Farmer’s daughter block.  The Weathervane is 6″ increments while the Farmer’s Daughter is 5″.   I went with the Weathervane in a 12″ block, mostly because it’s center square can show off a nice size fussy cut of the moo-i-ness.

Here was my first attempt at that block…

Too much going on here… It was giving me a headache!

Then I have asked my 12 year old son, Russell for his opinion.  He really has an eye for what looks good.  And his descriptions amaze me.  He said, “There’s too much going on.”
Here is the revised version with a white background…

This is the first square baby quilt I have made and it measures approx. 40″ x 40″.

Yesterday, I finished the top… chose and made the binding… and today I am piecing the backing.
Back to the fun stuff!

4 Responses

  1. mtnquiltr says:

    what a very cute quilt! It would be fun to make in other themes too.

  2. Anonymous says:

    That is just a fabulous quilt! I love the fabrics, and yes the second try is much much much better!!! Your son was right. So glad you changed it into this yummy combination!Esther

  3. Krysta says:

    Love that fussy cut cow in the center! What a darling little baby quilt.

  4. Laura says:

    Lorna, I have looked at this set by Moda as well. I really like what you did with the quilt it is awesome.