One of the lines I was most excited about at the last fall quilt market was the new double gauze line, Bespoke, from Cotton + Steel. I’ve collected Nani Iro for years, have made a couple quilts out of Heather Ross’s double gauze, used a bunch of solid double gauze in this quilt, yet I’ve always loved the thought of a nice big (simple!) double gauze quilt all for myself.
As I was putting together my scattered hearts quilt, the construction reminded me of this design, which is something I saw on wrapping paper this past holiday season. It has a bit of a Libs Elliot feel, though a simplified version.
I wanted something that would use larger pieces of the double gauze, and not have too many seams. I love that this one is quite simple to put together and fulfills my other criteria. I used some of each of the prints from the Bespoke line, paired with a couple Japanese solid double gauze colors.
Double gauze can be slightly more tricky to work with, as it does stretch (those two layers and that looser weave will do that!), but I think it’s certainly worth the extra trouble. I use a bit more spray starch (Flatter is my favorite) when ironing, but otherwise I go at it as I would anything else.
I plan on backing this one with more double gauze and using a wool batting from Quilters Dream. I haven’t tied a quilt before, but I think this one is calling for it. I can’t wait to spend the rest of the winter snuggled under this one!
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P.S. I had the opportunity to chat with Stephanie at Modern Sewciety a couple weeks ago, and you can now hear our conversation on her podcast. I started listening to more podcasts after Serial, and I love listening to Stephanie’s. I like her easy going conversations and I always think it’s fun to hear how people sound (that being said, it’s kinda strange to hear your own voice!)