How exactly . . . is a quilt different from a blanket?
Well, I'd say that its like two blankets sewn together with padding in between (sandwich). The stitching that keeps the padding in place creates a pattern that makes for an added dimension of " catch-you-breath eye candy"
The bquiltin shows thru the top and bottom of the sandwich quilt -- and when I longarm stitch, it is an inviting pattern matched by color, swirls, symbols and even a narrative stitched into the quilt!!!
PSsssss sorry -- missed cropping the pic below!