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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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block ten: sub and slug

Poison Bottle Block of the Month: Block Ten

I can hardly believe we are ten months in! Tempus fugit, as they used to say. You can get the pdf patterns for this block (free this month and next month) here.          This month’s bottles are particularly interesting. The first is known as a “sub” because it is fashioned to resemble a […]

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Bluetop Flagon and Gold Coffin

Poison Bottle Block of the Month: Block Nine

This month’s two bottles offer a nice variety of size and color. Grab the patterns here!   The large blue bottle is referred to as a “bluetop flagon.” The small gold bottle is a very interesting coffin-shaped bottle that was manufactured in many colors. Read more about the history of the bottles here. My guest artist […]

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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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