Our nephew Adam will graduate from high school this May, and I’ve completed his flannel quilt with a few months to spare. Last fall I asked Adam if he had any special requests for his graduation quilt, or if he would trust me to select the pattern and colors. He texted back, “I trust you Aunt Taunja. Go for it!” He’s such a great kid. I hope he loves his quilt!
This past year I’ve made three quilts featuring the Farmhouse Flannels II collection by Primitive Gatherings for Moda: one for my husband, one for my son, and one for Haley’s boyfriend. Because all of these men gave rave reviews of their quilts, I also chose Farmhouse Flannels II for Adam’s quilt. (Click here for Moda’s brochure of Farmhouse Flannels II, with SKUs.)
The pattern I used was my Harmony pattern, which is fat quarter friendly and a breeze to stitch up. My previous Harmony quilts have been decidedly feminine, so I\’m happy to see that Harmony is also a great pattern for the guys in my life!
The awesome machine quilting on Adam’s Harmony quilt was done by Katy of Woods Edge Quilting. We selected a motif called “Fort” which has an angular, masculine feeling that is perfect for this quilt. Katy suggested a warm gray thread that looks great with all of the flannel colors. Thanks so much, Katy and team! Once again you knocked it out of the park!
Adam’s quilt has been tucked away until his graduation celebration. He is the youngest grandchild on my husband’s side of the family, so we’ll all feel a bit nostalgic watching the baby of the family head off into the world. I know I’ll be comforted with the thought that our quilt will go with him on his journeys, reminding him of home and family.
Thanks for stopping by today. Now go and get carried away quilting, my friends!
Other versions of Harmony:
And Sweet Treasures Quilts still has 2 kits available of their version of Harmony, featuring Canning Day by Corey Yoder