Archive for December 2013

“Morning Calm” Pojagi Complete

My son loved his pojagi!  Here it is, backlit.  Which is how he’ll be seeing it, hanging in his window. Click any image for a larger view Pojagi seams are heavy, like those on blue jeans.  This creates the thickness that resists light penetration and gives the stained glass look. I had shown him the fabrics in […]

Merry Christmas!

This glass bell ornament is one of my favorites.  Not only because I like the way it looks, but mostly because of the story behind it. When my husband and I honeymooned in Colorado, I wanted to buy souvenirs in every town.  But, you only need so many “Pikes Peak” t-shirts, right?  So, I decided to collect […]

Making a Pojagi

Have you ever heard of pojagi?  It’s a Korean version of patchwork, designed to be hung from a window or a wall.  A pojagi only has one layer and is somewhat sheer.  Usually, the fabrics are very close in color.  The seams are what we, in the U.S., call French seams.  That is, the raw edges […]

“Quiet Dappled Light”

My haiku quilt, “Quiet Dappled Light,” is now complete. Click any image for a larger view In my opinion,the beauty of this piece lies within its details, and in the story conveyed. You may recall that it portrays a specific country road, where I grew up.  That road is very twisty and BARELY wide enough for two […]

Haiku Quilt: Paint and Sheers

 Let’s recap: – I decided to make a haiku quilt, as explained in “Art Quilt Maps,” by Valerie Goodwin. – I wrote a haiku about a favorite twisting country road. Rolling hills of green Trees right up next to the road Quiet dappled light – I began working on the background.  Using my usual collage […]

Haiku Quilt: Collaging and Hand Stitching

As I mentioned in my last post, I was very anxious to get started on a small haiku quilt, as explained in Valerie Goodwin’s book “Art Quilt Maps.”  Per her instructions, I had written a haiku about a favorite twisting country road. Following some of Valerie’s examples, I decided to visually divide my haiku into […]

“Art Quilt Maps”

I’m a sucker for art quilt books!  I love them, and they’ve taught me a lot.  My most recent purchase is “Art Quilt Maps” by Valerie Goodwin.   I started reading it late on my last evening in Houston and then continued on the flight home the next day.  I was so anxious to get started […]

Interactions and Inspirations

If you’ve been reading my blog, you know that I had a fantastic time when I went to the International Quilt Festival in Houston.  Part of what made it so fun was meeting new people and drawing inspiration from new ideas. One such idea came from  Cheryl Sleboda, who was teaching a brief Demo called “Cartooning […]