Dia de los Muertos “Day of the Dead” Wall Quilt

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Day of the Dead or Dia de los Muertos is one of my favorite holidays. I remember my class trip in around 3rd grade to our Met museum to visit the “Day of the Dead” exhibit. It was so magically colourful that I fell in love. Both with the culture and the holiday.

My first quilt projects were Day of the Dead inspired and a good quarter of my Stash is various Skull/Frida Prints.

So here is one of my Favorites

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I started with a Disappearing four patch. I cut it twice and the sashed in white muslin to create the center.

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I then sashed wider around the center added in the side pieces and then added in pieces for the top and bottom and squared it up before sashing in red Kona. I quilted it with a Jean topstitch thread in red. And bound it with a black swirling fabric. Backing was a folk print and labeled it.

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Hand stitched blanket stitch for the label created that folk art feel. And I was again in love.

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