Hǎishàng Dumpling (33 x 27 inches)
Cotton hand-dyed fabric
Machine pieced, hand , and machine quilted
Paint, wood, and bead embellishment
I really enjoyed the challenge this month. I loved the colors and immediately locked onto a theme of 'noodles and dumplings and chopsticks' (oh my!) My first thought for the dumplings was to use yo-yo's but when I recalled a tool for making dumplings, I considered that as a potential shape to use. The road map of Shanghai with the Huangpu river looked like a plate of noodles to me and that became a key element of the design. Another inspiration came when I was selecting and sorting the fabric, it reminded me of the "Chinese Coins" quilts I've seen. I didn't have enough fabric to wrap around the right-hand side of the noodles but I'm pleased with the offset look.
I did more hand