Acreage BLOG TOUR!

Welcome to Week #2 of the Acreage fabric collection BLOG TOUR!!  You can check out the entire Acreage fabric collection here.  I am lucky enough to know this fabulous new designer for Moda, Shannon Orr.  Several months ago, Shannon asked if I would piece a quilt for the Spring Quilt Market, and I was thrilled to do that.  Here is the result of Shannon’s darling Bonnie Picnic Quilt, pattern can be found here.


I was so inspired by those cute little dresdens I made for Shannon’s quilt, I decided to make a little skirt for my cowgirl.  The Acreage line is so colorful, I had to wanted to showcase the colors with a rainbow layout.

acreage skirt

I have three girls (and three boys), the oldest two girls are 17 and 15.  I used to sew skirts and dresses for them when they were small, but I’ve neglected making clothes for my 10 year old, so she was pretty excited to get to wear this!!

acreage finished skirt cat

Lydia loved fixing her hair and taking pictures!  She’s cute, she’s spunky, and she’s “wild and free.”  She told us that when she was small and the “wild and free” is kind of a little family joke now, but it fits her personality spot on.

acreage finished skirt

It sure turned out cheery and fun!  I made up this pattern myself, mostly in my head.  I am not a clothing pattern designer, but skirts are pretty simple and I just used a skirt Lydia already owned and copied the basic shape of it.

acreage dresden skirt

I couldn’t stop with just the skirt, so I was forced by the fabric to create this pillow for little miss cowgirl’s bed.

acreage for moda boot pillow finished

This boot pattern called “Hoppin’ Boots” was created by the Southern Arizona Quilt Shop Owners in 2010.  There is no online source for it, sorry!  I have used this pattern for pillows and quilts over the past several years and I find it so fitting living in Southern Arizona.  Anything made with a boot pattern is a hit around here!

acreage boot pillow closeup

I just quilted the boot pillow with a simple diamond pattern.  I used a piece of painters tape stuck directly to the top of the boot as a seam guide for straight lines.  I’m sure that’s a common practice, but I felt pretty ingenious when I came up with the painters tape idea.

acreage finished pillow

Thanks for joining me on this blog tour.  Below you will find the blog tour guide.  Don’t miss a week, I can’t wait to see what all these talented ladies have come up with!

Monday July 4th Sally Keller of Sally’s Angelworks
Monday July 11th Anna Marks of Crazy8Farms (you are here)
Monday  July 18 Brooke Sellmann of  Silly Mama Quilts
Monday July 25th Melissa Shields of Quilting Room with Mel
Monday August 1 Michelle of Island Life Quilts
Monday August 8 Jayme Christensen of Finding Sweetland
Monday August 15 Briawna Hugh of Purple Poppy Quilts
Monday August 22 Peta Peace of She Quilts a Lot
Monday August 29 Lani Padilla of Simply Fresh Vintage
Monday September 5  Loryn Litchty of  Sweet Sassy Strong
Monday September 12 Jemima Flendt of  Tied With a Ribbon
Monday September 19 Anne Boundy of Said with Love
Monday September 26 Staci Barrett of A Vintage Fairytale
Monday October 3rd Blog Tour wrap up by Shannon Gillman Orr of Eva Blake’s Makery
Below are some helpful affiliate links for a few tools I used to make these cute projects.



  1. Katie Jorgensen

    How adorable! Love the colors!

  2. LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! your skirt design! It is adorable and your cute, spunky girl wears it well! Shannon’s fabrics are beautifully showcased in your design. And who can’t love a boot! I, too, love that pattern! Great job Anna!

  3. It is lovely! 🙂 very bright and fun for your girl!

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