Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Pojagi!


The current issue of Quiltmania magazine has a great article on Pojagi (or Bojagi), an old textile art from Korea. And I've become obsessed! I had an hour today to make this little bit, with many thanks to Victoria's tutorial at thesillyboodilly. Hers are absolutely stunning. I used some old shirts--one with tucks--and a few shot cottons. It's just a start. We'll see where it goes.



Aren't these beautiful?

15 comments:

Lynn said...

They remind me of stained glass, but in fabric. Beautiful.

Ann said...

Love it!

Julie Fukuda said...

These days we see some pretty ones at local quilt shows. I love the subtle natural colors as well.

Helen said...

Yes! I love it, too. Going directly to V's tutorial. This is a must-make.

Sujata said...

Gorgeous! I love the one on the right in the magazine!

mary.keasler@gmail.com said...

Splendid!!! I had seen Victoria's drooled and now I am drooling yet again. And with the old shirts and shot cottons. Brilliant. Yummy. Can't wait to see more.

Tonya Ricucci said...

oh, that darn Quiltmania strikes again - always beautiful stuff.

Tonya Ricucci said...

p.s. have a book recommendation for you: Quilting, Patchwork and Applique: A World Guide by Caroline Crabtree. It has all sorts of great stuff (inc Pojagi) and right now there are fab prices on it used. I think it's a great price for the new one Amazon is selling

Victoria said...

Beautiful! I've been itching to do more and I am so happy to see your wonderful piece here! I'll be sure to check out the Pojagi article in Quiltmania. Thanks for sharing!

Meredith said...

The article is awesome. Yours is fab. Thank you for sharing your work and the link.

Kim said...

Oh yes, you did a beautiful job. Machine or by hand? Victoria's blog is like a little vacation every visit :0).
She continually inspires me.

Happy sewing

meli B said...

Great colours. Eagerly awaiting next installment.

The Scrappy Bee said...

I like pojagi, but how do you preserve the effect if you add batting and backing? Your little piece is beautiful and they look great held up to a window. Are the pictures in the book pojagi too? Bonnie

Em said...

SO SO Beautiful!!!! YOu are the girl to have fun with this!!!!!

mjb said...

Such a beautiful block!