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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Happy Día de los Muertos ( Day of the Dead) quilt

My #2 son wanted me to make a quilt for him . I have had the Alexander Henry fabric for a bit and he asked for a Day of the Dead quilt. With such beautiful fabric how could I say no?

The festival celebrates and honors those who have passed in a very colorful fashion. There are sugar skulls and marigolds.  My children have always enjoyed the meaning and who would not like to make and eat more candy,LOL!

I decided on a simple strip quilt to be able to show all of the beautiful colors and dancers and musicians. I used Riley Blake, Michael Miller, and Marcus Brothers for the strips and Timeless Treasures black roses for the backing.

The back

I am sure this not quilt is not for everyone, I was even a little unsure when making it but the colors are so amazing ( it is one of those irl quilts). I am pretty certain my guy will be really happy with it!!!!!

Now back to my falling leaves quilt :o)

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Susan said...

My goodness this quilt is gorgeous! I agree the colors are amazing and your design is so creative. How special it is to have a quilt to honor this day. :)

mtnquiltr said...

I love your quilt! I agree, a simpler setting to let the fabric shine!

Jen said...

I like it!!

Jeff said...

Love it! Looks like one of those blanket/poncho things that i cant remember the name of! (and the black roses are AWESOME!)

Crissy said...

I like it too! :) Nice work.

Katy Cameron said...

Looks fab, I'm sure your son loved it :o)

Coloradolady said...

Really pretty. I love it! The back is amazing with the fabrics.

Sara @ Sew Sweetness said...

Beautiful!! I love all the free motion! You did a great job, and so quickly finished!! ;-)

Maureen T. said...

What a wonderful quilt! The fabrics are fantastic and beautiful together!

Jack Mathew said...

The design is so beautiful and the quality of the fabric also look so good and nice finishing. Keep sharing content like this.
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