Welcome Wreath: a 2-Color Quilt

Sunday, July 7, 2024

 Hi there! This past month has been a whirlwind with my nephew's wedding in Montana, kids home from college, and out-of-towners staying with us here and there. It's been fun and I've loved every minute!  But now things are slowing down and I want to share a quilt I finished a little while ago.

Back in May, I had the idea to make my new pattern, Welcome Wreath in a 2-color version.
You can check out the original, colorful version HERE.

I mocked up a few samples of 2-color Welcome Wreath quits and liked them!  So I looked in my stash for a pretty fabric that wasn't too busy but had just the right amount of print on it to be interesting.  I ended up using this pretty, blue-gray floral print for the main fabric and a white solid fabric for the background.

I made the lap-size version this time but Welcome Wreath comes with instructions
for three different quilt sizes - lap, throw, and full.  

It comes together pretty quickly because you use the 4-at-a-time method for making Flying Geese.
Oh, and by the way, I made a video tutorial with Riley Blake Designs for this block!
Use THIS link to check it out!  I shared all of my tips and tricks for getting nice points!

The original version of Welcome Wreath is fat-eighth or fat-quarter friendly 
(depending on which size quilt you make).  

If you'd like to make a 2-color version, you'll need the following fabric amounts:

LAP: 2-1/2 yards for the main fabric and 7/8 yard for the background fabric.
THROW: 4-3/4 yards for the main fabric and 2-1/3 yards for the background fabric.
FULL: 6-1/2 yards for the main fabric and 3-1/4 yards for the background fabric.

Note: The "main fabric" is the blue-gray fabric in my quilt and includes the binding.  
The "background fabric" is the white fabric.

I had my friend Jen Ostler in Highland, Utah long arm quilt this for me using the Goose Down pantograph.  I thought the feather design complemented the timeless look of this quilt.

This quilt is so soft and serene.  It makes me so happy!
I think it would make a really sweet baby quilt.

If you'd like to make this pattern, you can grab the paper pattern HERE or the PDF pattern HERE.

I think 2-color quilts are so classic and vintagy at the same time!
I need more of them in my life.  What about you?  Have YOU made a 2-color quilt?
Let me know in the comments below.

Thanks for stopping by today!
Happy quilting!

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