>> Thursday, February 10, 2011
Image credit: The Silly BooDilly
I first learned about Pojagi, a Korean patchwork style, from Victoria's blog. It uses the seams created by sewing 2 pieces of fabric together as a design element, rather than an unfortunate byproduct that needs to be hidden. Some DQS partner-stalking (all good-natured, of course), I realized that my partner seems to like Japanese fabrics and Asian-inspired design. I posted a question about Pojagi, since the finished product is different than a standard quilt. After receiving positive feedback and interest from DQSers, I decided to go with this new technique (for which Victoria handily posted a tutorial).
She recommends using thinner fabrics (e.g., muslin instead of quilting-weight cotton) and lighter shot cottons in particular. Shot cottons are solids woven with different colors in the warp and the weft, thus creating a more visually interesting solid. I found some blue, green, and grey options that I'm contemplating, though I'm still on the lookout for the right color. I think this is an "I'll know it when I see it" situation, and I've been drawn toward purples of late. Maybe purple with a touch of blue or grey? There's also something about green (thinking of spring?) that seems appealing as well. Decisions, decisions...