Ha, Ha, No Chance !


This “oink-a-Doodle-Moo” fabric collection by Jenn Ski was so ‘us’, I just had to have it.

The pattern I used is one by John Q Adams from his co-authored book, “Shape Workshop for Quilters”. The quilt measures approximately 49″ x 56″.


I had quite a hard time getting decent, full-image photos of this quilt. I don’t have a very good camera and I think the reds were really throwing something off. Here’s a close-up from the backing:


The backing print is directional and I discovered that I didn’t have a wide enough piece for the backing. So I framed it in a horseshoe print I found at a local fabric shop. Besides the obvious fact that this fabric has so many fun farm images, I was especially drawn to the collection because of the old-fashioned windmill.

We have one of these 45 – 50 foot structures on our farm and they are getting quite rare. One fellow saw it from the highway a few years ago and drove into the yard with an offer to dismantle it and “get rid of it” for us.  Ha Ha, No Chance … we politely declined 🙂

100_3168 our windmill last winter 100_2553

I used the backing fabric and other prints from the collection to fussy cut images for the framed “I spy” type of units .



The binding fabric I used is from a different fabric line but I couldn’t pass up the tractor tire print.

The most popular farm equipment in our area includes New Holland (blue) Case IH (red) and John Deere (green). Most farmers have strong loyalties to one brand or the other and you will notice that this fabric collection includes all colours !


Thanks for stopping by.

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Hope you all have a nice week-end !

linking up with Amanda for Finish it up Friday.



15 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Annette
    Jul 10, 2015 @ 13:15:27

    Love your quilt, can you tell me the pattern name?




    • Colleen
      Jul 10, 2015 @ 21:09:49

      Thanks, Annette. The name of the pattern is “Cub Crawl Baby Quilt”. it’s by John Q Adams from his co-authored book, “Shape Workshop for Quilters”.



  2. Carie
    Jul 11, 2015 @ 00:58:21

    Aww isn’t it fun! I love the horseshoe print for the borders, definitely connecting old and new farming traditions!



  3. creaturecomfortquilts
    Jul 11, 2015 @ 13:33:06

    A very nice finish! I, too, have that book, and will have to look back at it for patterns. This one turned out so well with your phenomenal fabric choices!



    • Colleen
      Jul 12, 2015 @ 07:06:33

      Thank-You ! Besides being what I call an ‘idea’ book it also has several nice quilt patterns. The Dream Garden Diamonds quilt is also on my list. One thing I meant to mention in my post is that the yardage called for in the Cub Crawl quilt is quite generous. I have enough left over for another baby quilt, I’m sure.

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  4. allisonreidnem
    Jul 11, 2015 @ 15:24:48

    Love the care you took in finding fabrics to fit the theme and your careful fussy cutting. We are taking a holiday and our daughter and son-in-law have joined us. She has enjoyed looking back over some of your past farming posts with me. ☺



    • Colleen
      Jul 12, 2015 @ 07:09:43

      Thanks Allison ! I’ve been sharing some of your posts with my family too. I hope you’ll share some holiday pictures when you get back 🙂



      • allisonreidnem
        Jul 12, 2015 @ 14:01:54

        Will do! The contrast between the little fields round here and your wide open spaces is quite extreme!


  5. Laurie
    Jul 12, 2015 @ 16:43:37

    I made this quilt too from that book- such an effective pattern for kids fabrics. Yours is darling.



  6. Tracy
    Jul 15, 2015 @ 20:39:39

    oh my goodness, this is sooo cute!



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  8. Jody
    Feb 16, 2016 @ 10:35:02

    It’s PERFECTION!!!!!!

    Liked by 1 person


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