2 FABRIC APPLIQUE QUILT PATTERNS AS LAP QUILTS
I decided to enlarge our Dog and Daisy 2 Fabric Applique Quilt Pattern by 200% to create a 48" x 72" lap quilt. It is like making the 2 Fabric Applique on steroids. The pieces are all larger and there is a bit more stitching! But you know, I really enjoyed it. I did my favorite needleturn applique and then I machine quilted it.
The process for making this is exactly the same as the instructions describe for hand applique except you will need to seam your fabric to create applique and background pieces that are at least 50" x 74"
If you are interested in doing this you will need to take your paper pattern to your favorite printer and have them print the pattern at 200%. You will want to drop me an email and I can send you permission to have the pattern copied for your personal use.
You will need to tape the pattern pieces together but that is not difficult at all. Check with your printer and find out how much overlap you will have and then just take it one piece at a time. I had mine done at a printer who handles printing blueprints. They typically print on large 24"x 36" sheets of paper and that way you do not have as many pieces to assemble.
I quilted this one the same way I quilt all of my 2 Fabric Applique Quilts. I quilt in the ditch around all the applique first and while I am doing this I am able to decide how I will quilt The remainder of the quilt. Have fun and maybe include some big-stitch quilting.