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)

Linking up toFabric Tuesday

9 comments :

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!

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