Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Moose Quilt

Winter Moose on a slate gray day. 

Happy Thanksgiving. 

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Pojagi inspiration for window panel

Here is my first experiment with a pojagi inspired piece. It will be a window cover on a long narrow window by a stairwell in my son's apartment. I am delighted in the way it looks like stained glass. The technique is simply joining pieces with flat-felled seams (like the inside seam on your Levi's).  Pojagi, also called bojagi, originates as a Korean art used for wrapping cloths. I found a great tutorial here at The Silly BooDilly blog. The flat-felled seams are her tutorial #2 on the post. 

Have a happy creative weekend!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Boro quilt

"Boro" meaning rags, this wall hanging was made in the inspiration of the Japanese Boro cloth.
It has old work shirts, bits of kimonos, some shibori, some batik. 
It was difficult to photograph. Measures 14X44 inches, and is currently pinned at the end of my hallway. 

I would like to make another one, I enjoyed the patchwork technique, but am also anxious to start on a form of patchwork called "pojagi".  More later...

Monday, November 12, 2012

Game of Thrones Quilt

Anybody watch The Game of Thrones series (HBO) or reading the books?
I'm reading, and did get to see season 1 on DVDs, anxiously awaiting season 2.
While waiting... I finished up the medieval quilt with a dragon emblem.

It's in my etsy shop, hoping some G of T fan will want to wrap up in it. 

Saturday, November 10, 2012

the Blues

This morning's sky.
This morning's patchwork addition. 

Friday, November 09, 2012

Snow day and Boro inspiration

I have dogs that don't like snow. 
It was a sad day for them. 

After making 2 quilt tops of mens shirt fabric, I read up on what may be the earliest re-purposed mens shirts into utilitarian quilts... the Japanese Boro quilts. If you get a chance google "Japanese Boro" and look at the images. Cool stuff.  Today I did my take from the inspiration.

 It measures 14 X 23 inches, has shirt fabric, and bits of kimono fabric.  I started with hand stitching the patches upon patches, then machine stitched a grid on top. Click on pic to enlarge.

I was also at the craft fair today. Forgot to take pictures of my area... but I have sold 1 quilt and a few small items. I have learned that at church craft fairs the big sellers are small inexpensive items... not exactly what I have there!

Happy Weekend.

Friday, November 02, 2012

Project: Men's dress shirt quilt

1. Bought 6 cotton button down shirts from 2nd hand store,
brought them home and washed them.
 2. Removed buttons and cut out fabric pieces. 
 3. Started sewing back together. 
4. Hopefully will stay on task and show you more later!
Happy Friday.

5. Adding a picture... part way done. I'm doing a freeform style patchwork.
6. The finished quilt top. 
About 50" X 70".