Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Dia de los Muertos

And the quilt is finished!

I made this 35" square quiltlet in a workshop given by Peggy Martin at the Santa Rosa Quilt Guild in August, 2005.

The pattern is New York Beauty and the background fabric is a Dia de los Muertos theme by Alexander Henry. Combining these themes, I decided to name this quilt Eternal Beauty in honor of my family members and friends who have gone before me.

This quilt was amazingly easy to piece using Peggy's strip and paper piecing method. If you have a chance to do one of her workshops, I encourage you to try it.

I machine quilted this with nylon thread in the ditch. The red fabric is a Jennifer Sampou red dot and the yellow is a rose tone on tone by Robyn Pandolph. The roses seemed appropriate to the theme.

The exhibit of ofrendas at the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art was the best ever! Local school children made memorials to the victims of Hurricane Katrina and the other natural disasters of the year. Another artist made an entire ofrenda to the city of New Orleans and the victims of Katrina using the play on words of the "Catrina" the fashionable lady skeleton made famous by Jose Guadalupe Posada. Papers were available for guests to write dedications and memories of family to add to one exhibit. It was absolutely stunning!

After a lunch of, what else, Mexican food we came home to prep for the T or T'ers and watched, what else, Monday Night Football.

3 comments:

Greyhair said...

That's one "dead" quilt. Good job!

Mr. B's Mommy said...

looks fabulous!! i love the colors and pattern!

Kathy B said...

Jan,

That is one gorgeous quilt! Fabulous job, I can't wait to see it IRL.

Kathy B