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Handmaid Harriet

Handmaid Harriet-Free Pattern

Have you been watching the new tv series based on Margaret Atwood’s novel The Handmaid’s Tale? I read the novel 20-some-odd years ago, but the nightmarish possibilities held within seem closer to reality nowadays. I decided to make a quilt inspired by Offred and her friends. It’s a riff on a classic Sunbonnet Sue quilt […]

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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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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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Mental Blocks

“Mental Blocks” at the Loading Dock Gallery, Lowell, MA

My quilt “Mental Blocks” will be on display as part of the show Alienation: The World As It Is Or Should Be, Loading Dock Gallery, Lowell, MA. Show: Alienation: The World As It Is Or Should Be Show dates: August 31 – September 25, 2016 Opening Reception: Saturday, September 10, 5-7pm A slew of exciting events […]

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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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Halloween variation

Poison Bottle BOM Block Eleven Variations

I am honored to have Cheryl Sleboda of muppin.com as my guest artist of the month. She introduced me to a new kind of glass and it is fascinating!  Be sure and go visit her blog to see her variation of this month’s block. My amazing friend Terri who blogs over at Quilts from the Heart  made […]

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