Hayden’s Graduation Quilt

I am happy to share some pics I took today at our local state park of the quilt I made to celebrate my great nephew, Hayden’s high school graduation. Hayden and his family have enjoyed camping his entire life, so most of the fabrics I chose have a camping theme, though I did include some fabrics that reflect some of his other interests including bicycling, fishing, and cowboy hats and boots. This is the second time I have had Melissa of Sew Shabby Quilting use her camping quilting pattern on a quilt. (If you’re curious, see my original Camping Quilt). I used Amy Ellis’ Soiree pattern which was well written and easy to sew. The dark blue background is Kona Windsor and the accent triangles are Kona Cadet. I pieced the back of the quilt using one of the wonderful National Parks panels with a border around the panel of tiny camping signs. I’ve never used brown grunge fabric before, but I think it complements the National Parks panel. I threw in a little dark green fabric because I didn’t have enough brown grunge. I had hoped to hand deliver this quilt to Hayden in California next weekend, but that trip has postponed, so I will be sending it off to him on Monday.

I am linking up to Sarah Goer’s Show Me Something Blue linkup.

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5 Responses to Hayden’s Graduation Quilt

  1. What a fun quilt, and I like the fabrics you chose to compliment the blocks! The quilting looks great. Fun location for the photos too!


  2. What a delightful gift for a young man. It’s not often easy to find patterns or fabrics that suit a personality of a man. I love the alternating blocks of the pattern and how the quilting just pops out on these blocks!


  3. What a wonderful quilt and excellent execution of a theme from the front to the back and quilting. I’m sorry that you won’t be able to hand deliver the quilt to him, but I’m sure he will love it!


  4. rl2b2017 says:

    Hi Mary! What a striking quilt. I just love the blue – especially the lighter blue and the little wings that make some blocks look like stars. It’s a shame you’re not able to deliver this in person, but I am certain that Hayden will just love this! How perfect is that backing with the parks being represented, and that quilting design. He’s going to feel all the love you’ve stitched into the piece along with all the thoughtful consideration in each step of the way. {{Hugs}} Good job. ~smile~ Roseanne


  5. Laura M says:

    What a cool and varied quilt! Are the National Park panels specific to parks that Hayden has been to? In a year when graduations are not happening, and your trip had to be shelved, what a memorable gift Hayden will have in honor of his graduation!


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