Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Harmony fat quarter quilt featuring Farmhouse Flannels II

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!

~Taunja


Other versions of Harmony:









And Sweet Treasures Quilts still has 2 kits available of their version of Harmony, featuring Canning Day by Corey Yoder



13 comments:

  1. This turned out so beautiful, Taunja! Lovely pattern and lovely quilting on it. It is great to see this pattern in so many different fabric lines, which changes the look of it each time. Your nephew will love his new quilt - and feel the hugs as he sets out into a new chapter of his life.

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    1. Thanks so much Sigi! I love quilt making, as you know, but it's extra special when it's a graduation quilt!!

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  2. I enjoy graduation quilts too. I gifted a large queen quilt to a nephew last year and he was so appreciative. This is why we quilt!

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  3. Hi Taunja - This quilt is gorgeous! I have purchased your pattern and now I am on a search for fabrics. I am having a hard time with the colors on my monitor and there are a lot of fabrics in this line. Would you mind telling me which fabric you used as your backing? I cannot wait to make this for my son. I am sure your nephew will be super happy with his graduation quilt. Thank you!

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    1. Hi Shirley! Thanks so much for your kind words! I added a link to my blog post, that will take reader's to Moda's brochure of Farmhouse Flannels II, with the print SKUs. I hope that helps everybody! For backing and outer border, I used 49104 15F.


      https://modafabrics.com/webfiles/fcc_farmhouse-flannels-II.pdf

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  4. Another beauty, Taunja! I don't know about anyone else but I love working with flannel. He sounds like such a sweet boy and he'll be a happy recipient~

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    1. Thanks Sue! I do too! In fact, every time I sew a flannel quilt, I ask myself why I don't make more. :)

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  5. Did you wash the flannel before you sewed it?

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    1. No, I didn't. I don't wash my fabric before sewing. I have never had a Moda collection bleed. If I am gifting a quilt, depending on the recipient, I sometimes tuck in a note about washing in cold water the first few times, and PROMPTLY removing from both washer and drying . . . never letting a damp quilt sit in a clump.

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  6. Very nice and the quilting is perfect!

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