Naomi S Adams Austin Quilter of Killer Bee Designs

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38/52 2008 Weekly Journal Quilt

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008


Posted 9/24/08

This is my weekly journal quilt 38/52 2008, 6″ x 8″. I was a little stumped for ideas, so I decided to grab a ziploc bag of “non-fabric” materials.  I really need to work with a combination of paper and other recycled materials more often, as I really find it challenging and fun! I used some leftover brown paper bags that I printed with red and black paint when I was working on my Collage Mania 2008 pieces. I also used some coffee cup sleeves (the backs) that I printed with black ink. For building this piece, I started with a red and black batik whole cloth background fused to a piece of Peltex interfacing. I then fused black rounded off square shapes that echoed the tiny black shapes on the batik.  Next, I layered the cardboard shapes on top.  Lastly, I added the brown paper bag pieces on top of the cardboard.  I used a bit of glue to hold the non-fabric items down while I stitched them.  I stitched in black and red variegated thread around the shapes.  At this point, I added diagonal black stitching lines to echo the cross movement in the piece.  To finish it, I fused a piece of fabric on the back and then zigzagged the edges.

This piece is for sale for $3o in my Etsy shop.

5/52 2008 Weekly Journal Quilt

Monday, February 4th, 2008

Posted 2/4/08

I was so enamored with the block print I created last week, that I wanted to work with the stamp again this week. I also have a (messy) habit of saving scraps of things that I think I can work into my fiber art. For example, interesting scrap papers, wrappers, plastics, bags, etc. My poor kitchen counter is on overload, so I decided to try to use some of my findings this week.

I took a brown paper bag and stamped it using my block with three colors of paint. I thought it was quite lovely and took a lot of convincing myself that it was okay to cut it up, because I could always make something similar later!


I also painted the backs of several corrugated coffee cup sleeves in the same paint colors. I gathered some tiny scraps from a quilted collage piece I just finished for Virginia Spiegel’s Collage Mania fundraiser (images to come really soon.) Lastly, I grabbed a beautiful World Market patterned brown paper bag and cut it into strips. Here’s the final composition! In the end, I didn’t make a very big dent in the stuff accumulated on my counter, but that’s par for the course!