Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Playing with Pojagi

Still playing with Pojagi inspired patchwork...


Because all of the seams are folded in and stitched down, both sides can be displayed...


I think that the stitched patches and seam work really give the cloth a wonderful utilitarian feel...


This shot cotton was woven with green and yellow threads, producing a beautiful chartreuse color...


By alternating the direction of the grain on the individual patches, sometimes, (depending on how the light hits the cloth) some patches appear more green based, and some more yellow based...


And of course, hung in the window creates a totally different look...




This Pojagi Inspired Utilitarian Patchwork Panel/Runner is currently available in my shop. Note: Now sold.

46 comments:

Andi said...

Absolutely stunning.
Loving your new approach this year.
Awesome!!!

Blue Is Bleu said...

You never cease to amaze. Stunning.

Kelly Hogaboom said...

This is truly wonderful. I find myself trying to figure how one would even make it. You did a lovely job!

Karen Turner said...

What a stunning cloth, especially with the light coming through it. Interesting technique, too.

kay susan said...

Absolutely gorgeous, especially hanging in the window.

Ethne said...

This is simply stunning

Gina said...

It is amazing!

Rachel said...

I admit I'm not keen on that colour, but the effect is absolutely stunning, especially when held up to the window, just like stained glass!

Mrs Moen said...

That is so beautiful in all its simplicity, and your seams are so perfectly straight, straight, straight. I'm impressed and just a little bit envious...

Michelle Engel Bencsko said...

*gasp*

Wonderful!

Stephanie said...

Even though you take old techniques and make them new again, I think you're one of the most innovative quilters. Always quite original in your own style. I always enjoy visiting you.

Stephanie said...

Phenomenal! The color and design work perfectly together, and I have so enjoyed seeing a construction technique that is new to me! Wonderful job.

High Desert Diva said...

I love it. The work, the color. But hung in the window? Genius.

Wendy said...

I got my "Quilting Arts" magazine in the mail on Monday.
How exciting!
Congratulations!!!
=-)

novembergrass said...

Beautiful.

Cheryl Arkison said...

This piece simply makes my heart just sigh.

Jane Moxey said...

Another wonderful pojagi-inspired piece! Wow!
I was intrigued by this video on youtube which I don't know if you have seen already:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6tKcWBI6zs

Sophie Munns said...

What a delightful find this blog is.....
best,
Sophie

dosfishes said...

Simple yet stunning stitching. The seams creating such a wonderful graphic effect like all of your work.
Once color with much going on!

Allie said...

I am so in awe - this is breathtaking!

Barbara said...

exquisite beyond words - it touches both my mind and heart in its beauty

karen said...

there are no words......

susan said...

Just incredible....I am just stunned by the beauty of this piece. Texture, color....the way the light passes through it....


Susan

Diva Quilts said...

OMG, Victoria - that is absolutely STUNNING.

Hey Harriet said...

Another fabulous piece! And it has sold already I see! Not that I'm the least bit surprised by that of course. Congrats Vic!

Colleen MacDonald said...

This is SO incredible! I'm in love with this!

Fer said...

So beautifully tactile!

niki said...

GLAD THAT YOUR CREATIVE JUICES ARE ONCE AGAIN FLOWING.

HAVEN'T HEARD MUCH ABOUT LITTLE ELLIE LATELY. I HOPE SHE'S BEEN HELPING YOU WITH THE PROCESS. SHE SEEMS SUCH A LOVELY GIRL.

PioneerValleyGirl said...

Oh! This is really wonderful. The juxtapositions - utilitarian & elegant, traditional and modern etc - in this piece are just wonderful

XUE said...

Another beautiful piece Vic.....so wonder you are selling like hotcakes! Happy summer!

Jackie said...

Victoria, It is just beautiful!! The shot cotton is just perfect for it.

Jackie said...

This is so desirable and so artistic, honest, and, well I don't know how to put into words what I feel having just read your last three posts. I love the boro circles. You are such an original.I find myself amazed and inspired by your work.

Katy said...

I've just discovered your blog and wanted to say that I'm completely smitten with your work. It's full of the most delicious shiver and oh my lord I love it.

Victoria said...

Thanks to each of you very, very much. xo

PS. to Niki: Ellie Mae is doing super... she's just a little camera shy lately. :0)

colorific said...

Yum! Love the seam pattern.

Anonymous said...

Utterly beautiful. Do you know of a resource that has instructions for this technique? Do the French seams get bulky at intersections?

Thank you,
Andrea in Minnesota

Victoria said...

Andrea, if you Google Pojagi, you should find a little info, but unfortunately, (at least in my searching) not a whole lot of instruction other then that it is traditionally done with french seams and hand stitching. I am approaching mine a bit differently, using traditional seams, that then have each side folded in and machine stitched down. On my attempts, there has been minimum bulk at the intersections, but that may be due to the fact that I am using a very lightweight material. :)

Deborah said...

So lovely!

Jean Synodinos said...

The Pojagi work is simply stunning. In my book, you are now the Frank Lloyd Wright of textiles.

Anonymous said...

What! ? I have to do this now!!! THANK YOU!!!

jaybird said...

this is absolutely beautiful!!

sweetypie said...

please please update your blog we are all getting withdrawel symptoms

Victoria said...

What a hoot!
Done!

nicolette said...

Love this one too, absolutely stunning and a gorgeous colour!

Stevie said...

Do you have a pattern for sale for the brown and green panel/ runner? I would like to make a duvet cover that is very similar to this. Thanks!

Victoria said...

Sorry Stevie, I don't. However you can find my tutorial for machine stitching pojagi on my side panel. Good Luck!