Second Welcome “Blanket” and Last Omaha Top

At long last the second welcome “blanket” is finished. It was so easy to keep putting it off while I did other things, and then the due date appeared. I’ll get it in just under the wire.

pink welcome blanket finished

42 x 42

I wrapped the back to the front for binding–since it was a pieced back, there are the pink interruptions in the cranberry print binding. Not as great an effect as a wholly pieced binding, but it will do.

I quilted it with an all-over floral pattern. I’ve used it before, but then it slipped out of favor. A recent blog posting by Angela Walters reminded me of it again, and it seemed just right for all that pink. And it is just as easy as  a simple meander.

pink quilting detail

Here is a link to the Welcome Blanket blog–you can browse it and see the exhibit to date. They had received 1500 at the Oct 9 post. Maybe there will be an update soon. The blog mentions mass deep freeze.  An earlier email described the museum process: 72 hours freeze, 24 hours thaw, another 72 hours freeze. Just so no moths, etc. are entered along with the blankets.

Quilt history: top here, (You can see its destination changed.) back here, BOM project here.

The other finish is the top I had started at the retreat.

Omaha big flower

40 x 60

This top is made from the kit I assembled from the parts that people had sent it. Most of us took some extra parts home from what were left at the end of the retreat. I had fun picking up all the big flower pieces, then when they ran out, medium and smaller flowers. I made the rectangle pieces from neutral fabrics that had been donated. We assembled 170 tops while at the retreat, but others have been making tops since as well, so the total is higher now.

This one will go on the pile of quilts that need backs.  A step between top finished and quilting. That plus cutting the batting are the hold ups for me, but eventually they get finished.

Linking with Free Motion By the River and if I remember, with the Friday finishes (buttons in side bar). ETA 11/12/17: Also linking with Free Motion Mavericks (changes in WP keep me from showing the button anymore).

 

 

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7 responses to “Second Welcome “Blanket” and Last Omaha Top

  1. Nice quilting! I still am not enthusiastic about that part of making a quilt, but I enjoy what others do 😃

  2. Lovely, both of them! The pink one will suit a little girl beautifully, and I really love the big flower prints in the other one 🙂

  3. The pink quilt is very sweet, and yes, the flower quilting looks great and really isn’t very hard. Good work. Thanks for sharing.

  4. The quilting pattern looks great and fits the pink quilt perfectly. I look forward to seeing what you do with the next one!

  5. dezertsuz

    Two fabulous quilts/tops. You do that quilting pattern so well, and it was a good choice for this very girly quilt.

  6. A lovely pink quilt, with great quilting! And your other quilt top is great too, very vintage-y.

  7. The flower motif quilting is just right on that pretty pink quilt. And the retreat top turned out to be a pretty fall floral theme!

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