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.
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!
I am staging. Getting ready for a craft fair at a church the first week of Nov.
It is a big event with hundreds of vendors, all handmade things!
I borrowed a bakers rack for display, and will have a 6 foot table. My space will be 8ft by 5ft. I will need to move the quilts on the lower rack to the table to try and get them accessible for people.
I have been sewing hard to get ready, and will include the quilts in my etsy shop. I have 2 quilts to finish (on the chair) and will have a total of 11 quilts. Lots of mug rugs, coasters, table runners, some patchwork scarves, quilted scarves, and some JOY garland.
A girlfriend will put in some terrific crocheted afghans also.
I'll post a picture of the real thing in November!
This is the quilt that was on the quilting frame 2 posts back.
I finished up the binding last night and washed it this morning.
I'm calling it the "Transformation Quilt",
because it is full of butterflies and positive affirmation words.
I have a passion to make quilts with positive words stitched in. To embrace a wounded soul or to encourage self esteem. Whether it is to help a cancer patient thru the process or to help the verbally abused overcome, it is simply to comfort a single heart and lift a single burden. That is my dream.