Nani Iro Brushed Cotton Vast Quilt

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Happy Tuesday! I'm excited to share a finished quilt today. This one has been in use all winter, and I finally finished getting photos of it during a recent snowfall (yesterday!).

In the Fall of 2015, I picked up two Nani Iro by Naomi Ito bundles from Quilt Market. One was a bundle of double gauze prints, the other was a bundle of brushed cotton (flannel). I split both bundles with Jacey. I used most of the double gauze bundle for my Nani Iro Dreams Quilt, but a few made it into this quilt too. Shortly after finishing my double gauze quilt, I cut into the brushed cotton!

I used the same techniques for treating and sewing with brushed cotton as I do with double gauze.  For more info on sewing with double gauze, and where to buy Nani Iro, see this post.

I didn't want to cut up the beautiful prints too much, so I decided to make the Vast Quilt from my book, Patchwork Essentials: The Half-Square Triangle. Not only does it come together fast, it is great for showcasing favorite prints.

I was able to stitch up the quilt top at summer sewing retreat, and snatched a few photos of it. I love that I got one with the sheep in it!

Just like my all double gauze quilt, I wanted this quilt to be super cozy and snuggly. I used some of the darker double gauze prints in addition to the brushed cotton to stretch an extra row of triangles in (I like big quilts!). They mixed together really nicely.

I wasn't prepared to wrestle this quilt on my machine, so I sent it off to Melissa of Sew Shabby Quilting. I chose this fun popcorn quilting pattern for it.

To up the cozy factor, this quilt has brushed cotton on the back too. The batting is Quilter's Dream Wool, so it's nice and fluffy. It's bound up in a light gray voile.

I've been test driving it for the last few months, and it's been a great couch quilt. Warm, but not overly so. Ultimate snuggle quilt!

This was another just because quilt. I have been trying to use precious fabrics, instead of hoarding them. It has been a real indulgence, and I'm hoping to make it a habit. It gets easier with each cut!

Happy Quilting!


  1. It's gorgeous, and how fun to have pictures with snow and some with green grass! Thanks for the reminder about "Vast", I've been pondering some large prints that I didn't want to cut up too much.

  2. Oh that is stunning, I'm not a quilter so now am green with envy!

  3. Beautiful, I love the courage you show in your designs.

  4. It's beautiful! How do you like the wool batting? I've always wanted to try it but it says the quilts have to be air-dried. I don't have a clothesline and can't really see myself air-drying a large quilt.

    1. I cheated and dried mine on low heat without any trouble. :) I really like how it feels!

  5. Hmmm. I have some fabric that I really love and I have your book. Must check this out. :-)
    Love the variety of photos that you got for this lovely.

  6. Love this quilt! Any tips on squaring up your Vast blocks? (My square ruler is 12.5x12.5, so not nearly large enough) Thanks so much :)

    1. A regular 6"x24" ruler works fine, I use the mat as a guide to trim off a little off all four sides until it's the correct size.


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