Dia de los Muertos is a colorful celebration that comes to us from Mexico. Dancing skeletons, sugar skulls, and flowers are all a part of The Day of the Dead, which honors friends and loved ones who are deceased.
Now it is celebrated in the Southwest US as an extension of Halloween, with brightly decorated sugar skulls and costumed skeletons blending tradition and art trends into an excuse for food, drink, music and dancing.
This week's Exclusive eQuilter Free Pattern brings the vivid colors and dancing images to life in a lighthearted Day of the Dead quilt. Get out the salsa and nachos, whip up some margaritas, and turn up the Mariachi CD for this project!
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This pattern was designed in EQ7, which is available here at eQuilter.
Many thanks to Larene Smith for the Fiesta quilt pattern.
Click Here for a Video Tutorial of the Free Pattern Designer. Download Instructions for the pattern at the bottom of the pattern designer page.