Dia de los Muertos

Ok, so I'm a day late, but in honor of yesterday being Dia de los Muertos (day of the dead), I thought I should post my recently finished wall hanging called "Ladies of the Grave."  This was my first attempt at photographing a quilt outside and I got mixed results.  I think next time I will try it inside, but I need to rig up some kind of mechanism for hanging them on the wall.  

The pattern is a folded courthouse steps, which I love because it is so forgiving.  The backing is a yellow sunflower print that I wanted to represent the traditional marigolds used in Dia de los Muertos alters.  The binding is a green striped print; I love binding with stripes!  I quilted it very simply with a variegated thread that pops against the black sashing.  Enjoy the additional photos below.  Tomorrow is the November meeting of the San Antonio Modern Quilt Guild and as usual I am overly excited about it!

On another note, is it Saturday yet?

1 comment:

Danielle said...

I totally love this, and I, too, can't wait until our meeting:-) Incidentally, I think you need to be an officer in our organization.