Ever since the Doll Quilt Swap started up this round I've been watching hopefully that I might be the partner of 2Hippos. Ok so I've been hoping for most of the quilts being made in that swap, but this one really caught my eye. I'd never heard of Pojagi (I still don't know how to pronounce it) - literally I had to wikipedia it. It's a traditional Korean wrapping cloth. To sum it up in my own terms it's a cloth that is pieced with all the seams enclosed. It's used for various things like religious ceremonies, to cover dishes, for gift wrapping...etc. Truthfully, it just looks pretty cool.
I was dying to try this last night as I searched the internet for pretty quilts for pinterest. I resisted since it was already almost 3am. No sense in sewing something so haphazardly while I was tired. It's been on my mind all day. Finally my chores were done (ack bathroom cleaning!) and the toddler is in bed so off I went to my sewing machine. Did I mention that Nancy is back and that I love her? (I watched a little bit of sewing with Nancy today on PBS too... I love it!). Back to the Pojagi, I found a tutorial from The Silly Boo Dilly, always helpful tutorials there! I used the second example she listed.
This piece was really fun to make and it allowed me to just think of piecing not fabric placement since the whole thing is made of Kona Curry (oh my new love!). No worrying about fabric placement which was really freeing. Although maybe it was a little too freeing since I lost track of the front/back sides on a couple of those seams. No big deal though since I don't really mind. The only thing that would make this better is if I'd have had a thread that even came close to matching that Kona... I had no yellows so grey it was!
I finished my piece at about 15" square. It will likely remain taped to my window... although I'd originally thought to use it as a little table topper on my tiny kitchen table. It looks better in the window though - it is a little too close to the color of the wood on my table.