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My Students Rock!

Three of my fall workshop students entered their completed wall hangings in the Southern Comforters of Bowie quilt guild show. Pamela Budesheim came down from Delaware to help with the show.   I just love her embellishments, especially the fun snake-filled border!   Evelyn Kirby took a different approach.  Evelyn was inspired by the play […]

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Poison Bottle Embellishments on Etsy

I found so many cool embellishments and downloads on Etsy for use in my Poison Bottle quilt. I loved looking at all the Halloween-themed downloadable bottle labels. There is also a nice variety of downloadable vintage bottle labels. I found a lot of cool stamps and charms as well. And iron-on patches and applique designs! […]

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History of Block Twelve

Blue Coffin This poison bottle dates to 1871, patented by G. F. Langford in England. There are very few known to exist; I have read counts from 4 to 7. Judging from details about how the lip was made, the patent may have been purchased from Langford at a later date and reproduced around 1895. […]

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Halloween Variation

Poison Bottle BOM Block Twelve Variations

You know I like to talk up my quilt artists each month. I am so honored to have Polly Mello as my guest artist this final month! I have admired her style and sensibility since I first saw her speak at my home guild.  I have since had the pleasure of seeing her personal work […]

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arsenic, crosses, and blue coffin

Poison Bottle Block of the Month: Block Twelve

I cannot believe this is the last block! Wow, the year has flown by. As you may have noticed, there are three bottles on this last block. Consider it a little thank you bonus for following along. The blue coffin along the bottom of the block was shaded with Derwent Inktense pencils. The shield shape […]

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blue skull

Poison Bottle Block of the Month: Block Eleven

We are almost to the finish line! The eleventh block is a fun one!   I thought this purple fabric really imitates the texture of the purple bottle. I used a slightly mottled blue fabric for the skull. I shaded both bottles with Derwent Inktense blocks and pencils, and a bit of Tsukineko marker. I […]

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blues skull

History of Block Eleven

Blue Skull This must be the most famous poison bottle known!  It originates in American but at least two sets were found some years back in a chemist shop in North Wales which was due to be renovated.  Perhaps the chemist had sent to the States for a few sets and never used them. It […]

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front after joining

Finishing your Poison Bottle Quilt: Quilt as you Go

My instructions are loosely based on Reversible Quilts by Sharon Pederson. Put all your completed blocks together and figure out your layout. It helps to snap a photo for reference in case they get switched up. Layer your completed appliqued block with batting and a backing fabric. Use cotton or cotton/poly blend batting only. Cut […]

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block ten Halloween variation

Block Ten Variations

July’s Guest Artist is Laurie Ceesay of ArtsyChick Quilts.  Be sure and check out her variations of this month’s bottles. I had a lot of fun making this month’s Halloween variation. I used an adorable owl print for the slug bottle. I found the piece I used for a label on another print fabric. “Owl […]

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