My Go West pattern has been out for a while, and every now and then I get an email asking me how to make it bigger.
The quilt pattern can be made in three sizes: baby mat, lap and twin. I didn’t create a queen version for it because it didn’t size out so well, and also because the pattern was already very long and would’ve been verging on scary if it had been any longer.
But of course, none of that matters if you really want a big quilt for your double bed.
My solution was: Just make two twins and sew them together. No really – see:
Not bad, huh? It does change the look of the quilt quite a bit – the motifs that are central to the original quilt are no longer central. A whole new motif is created from the edge designs coming together. But good fun and still has the same bones as the smaller sizes.
And there’s no need for extra instructions. Just buy almost twice as much fabric (there’s some fat in my cutting measurements, which you’ll see very plainly in my cutting guide appendices if you have the pattern), sew two twin quilt tops, then sew them together. Done.
This quilt measures at 127″ x 84″ so it’s big. Fine if you have a King sized bed, but if not you’d want to measure and check it won’t hang too low over the sides of your bed. It would make a pretty awesome picnic rug.
Hope that helps anyone wishing to make a huuuuuge Go West quilt for their bed! You can purchase the pattern here.
Have a great weekend,
P.S. If you wanted to get tricky and maintain that central motif you could make two twins and cut one of them in half. Then sew each to the outside of the whole twin to give this:
The difference is subtle, but it’s there. Which version do you prefer?