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Delectable Mountains

I’m listening to the audio version of Little Women by Louisa May Alcott right now. I had forgotten it begins at Christmastime. It has been decades since I’ve read it. In the novel, the sisters play at Pilgrim’s Progress, a game based on John Bunyan’s allegory of 1678. The Delectable Mountains are a part of the […]

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block three Halloween variation

Block Three Variations

My friend Debbie Berkebile agreed to try her hand at this blog for our quilt-along! She is very brave and tried Silver Lame!!  Check out her version at Mountain Trail Quilt Treasures.  I made a Halloween version of this block. I picked that strange circus-y fabric for the ribbed bottle because it reminded me of […]

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Block Two-New Variations!

This variation uses Halloween novelty fabrics. I used a Michael Miller Halloween print to make a fused applique label.                             This block is very similar to the first one I made. I used a plain blue fabric for the stoppered bottle and added […]

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Block Two Variations and Quilt-Along

I made a “mod” variation of block two. For the blue bottle, I found a fun print with little red dots at each intersection that reminds me of the raised pattern on the original bottle. The neck is a fun swirly blue print. The amber bottle is a golden base with amber swirls all over. […]

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quilted, with seed beads

Poison Bottle BOM Block Two-Make YOUR Block!

General Instructions can be found at Block One, and can be downloaded here. Block two features a lovely blue bottle I’ve called the Quilted Stopper, and an amber bottle dubbed Sercsol Elliott. Download the patterns here. Read more about the history of these bottles here. Quilted Stopper This is one of those fantastic early bottles that is […]

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Upcoming Demonstrations at IQF Houston

I will have two pieces on display at Houston this year. One is a portrait of my son, as part of the Festival of Quilt Art: Celebrations exhibit.  The second is Centered, which will be part of the SAQA Balancing Act special exhibit. I’ll be participating in Open Studios at IQF Houston! I will demonstrating several […]

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Block One Variations and Quilt-Along

I’m so lucky to have friends who have agreed to interpret my designs each month as part of my block of the month quilt-along! My good friend Amalia Morusiewicz aka AtoZ made her versions of block one to share. She used a masking technique and lumiere paint to make two beautiful versions of this design! […]

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Poison Bottle BOM Block One – Make Your Block

Welcome to the Poison Bottle Block of the Month Quilt-Along! I have designed 12 blocks, showcasing 25 rare and unusual poison bottles. These designs are based on real antique poison bottles. As I release each pattern, I will tell a little about the history of each of the bottles on my blog, show my in-progress photos, […]

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Embellish Block One

General Instructions for Embellishment Do all embellishment after fusing bottle shapes, but before basting. Think about the order in which you apply the embellishments. Paint first, then markers, then dimensional embellishments like stitching or beading. Be mindful of the fact that you will be quilting these blocks, so think about where you want to place […]

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