Monday, October 31, 2016

Calavera de Azucar (Sugar Skull)

Dia de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead) is celebrated on October 31st, November 1st and 2nd. The tradition honors those who have passed, whose souls are thought to come back to eat, drink and be merry with their loved ones. Today we are featuring a wonderful sugar skull quilt which received a blue ribbon at the 2016 Springville (Utah) quilt show.

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Calavera de Azucar by Penelope Harris

Penelope Harris says,  "I made this quilt for the 2014 Hoffman Fabric Challenge.  It was accepted into the traveling show and it was sent to different quilt shows throughout the country for about a year.  The fabric reminded me of Mexico with its bright sunny colors.  At the time, my Mexican niece was pinning sugar skulls onto Pinterest and that is where the inspiration came for designing my own Calavera de Azucar."

We enjoyed the colors, design and execution of this quilt!  In the photo above you can see the precise blanket stitching of the applique pieces on the skull.

NOTE: For free patterns for sugar skulls, see our Free Patterns for Dia de los Muertos!

Image credits:  Photos of Calavera de Azucar were taken by Quilt Inspiration. 

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