Naomi S Adams Austin Quilter of Killer Bee Designs

48/52 2008 Weekly Journal Quilt

Posted 12/9/08

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This is my weekly journal quilt 48/52 2008, 6″ x 8″. It’s the end of the year, and I’m all engrossed with the larger quilt I’m making! This is good, but sometimes it makes my brain a little full for ideas for new weekly journal quilts. I decided to make a couple of journal quilts specifically to donate to the Artist’s Valentine project. It’s a cool project that has artist’s donate valentines for a sale of artwork, and then the money is then given back to artist’s that contributed (based on a juried process.)

I started this piece by sewing a brown paper bag with red stamped images on it to a red and white print fabric for the base. I then added red tulle in crossways strips across the piece and sewed them down. Then, the REALLY fun part started! I cut up some treasured red and white coffee cup sleeves from a holiday series that Starbucks did a couple of years ago. I crazy pieced all the little pieces without logos from the coffee cup sleevesĀ  together with red zig zag stitches on my sewing machine. When I had a large enough piece to work with, I cut this piece into a heart and sewed it to the based piece. I fused a back on and zig zagged the edges to finish.

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