Sapporo coat, the serious one

Another quilt coat, and I do hope not the last one, was finished in 2021, but as usual, I don’t get to post about it until 2023. Let’s say that this is another story of procrastination, but not for this blog.

The process behind the making-of this quilt coat was again the 100 day project. So, I will tell you some story behind it.

The 100 day project

In covid year 2020, in midst of a quarantine, and specifically on April 1st, started the 100 day project, that is hosted every year by Lindsay Jean Thomson.

In order to participate you have to choose a project to make every day for 100 days, and use the hashtag #The100DayProject on Instagram.

Sounds easy? Well, I didn’t manage to keep up with it for the full 100 days, but I did “gain” two quilt coats!


The first thing that was made were the sleeves of the quilted jacket, that were pieced during the 100dayproject, and then I decided to make the rest of the jacket in a navy blue solid fabric.

The sleeves were made exclusively using scraps from solid fabrics, making a simple four-patch quilt block, with an improvisational technique. But the use of contrasting fabrics makes the whole synthesis, really unique and rainbow-ish.

The coat pattern

The pattern I used was the Sapporo coat by Papercut patterns, now called Nova coat. You can see a really good collection of different quilted coats on Instagram, using the hashtag #sapporocoat or #novacoat.

And since I am not a seamstress, and really incapable of making a piece of clothing, I asked (and received) the aid of my niece, Katerina Vakalou, to assemble this piece of quilted fabric into an actual quilted coat.

I think this particular quilted jacket looks so awesome in a man, that I made my husband model it, and I think he really loved it!


Date started: April 2020

Date Finished: May 2021

Thank you for reading and I hope you have a great day!

Modern quilts by Zafiro Vaxevanidou

Zarkadia Quilting Co. is a home-based company that focuses on making special and unique quilts that hug and caress. Quilts are love, tenderness, warmth and cure. Enjoy and be inspired by this art form and know yourself in the process.

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