Thursday, October 19, 2017

Enter If You Dare - Day of the Dead Sugar Skull Quilt and giveaway

Welcome to Creatin' in the Sticks.

Enter If You Dare.....


Today,  here in the Sticks, we are thrilled to welcome visitors from the
Enter If You Dare Blog Hop!


Marian from Seams to be Sew was so kind to invite us all to share
a little Halloween happiness.

I invite you to celebrate 
Day of the Dead
with a sweet sugar skull quilt.



One of the most popular tutorials here in the sticks is the


This year I decided to go bigger and better
and make a quilt.


I call this technique collage applique, but someone told me it's called broderie perse.
I'm pretty sure this isn't what the early quilters had in mind for broderie perse....
Although it is a lot of flowers.

I keep a box of Heat N Bond Lite backed floral goodness always ready for cutting
because I love this technique so much.


The quilting is free motion flowers in the black and a little meandering on the applique.
I used Aurifil 50 wt  thread in black - 4241 for the background 
and 
my favorite "go to" Aurifil light grey - 2600 for the sugar skull.


There are all kinds of little critters hiding among the flowers.

He just makes me smile.  


To make you smile, I'm sharing my drawing with you.
Just right click this picture and save it.
Enlarge it to any size you want.


Then click here for the full tutorial to make your own Sugar Skull.


Want some more Halloween stitching ideas?

Here is the complete spooky schedule:

Wednesday, Oct 18

Thursday, Oct 19

Friday, Oct 20

Monday, Oct 23

Tuesday, Oct 24

Thanks for visiting 
and
 have a Happy
Halloween
and
Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)!





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for this hop!

Here are some sweet treats from them:


A chance to win a 
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at 
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A chance to win this
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from
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78 comments:

Anita said...

What a spooky project, I love the colorful skull!

Needled Mom said...

That is great. I love all of the colorful flowers.

Betsy said...

Carla,thank you for taking the time to share your talent with us

GranChris said...

I love this, looks like lots of fun.

Janet said...

Thank you for the skull tutorial. A great addition to Halloween!

Allison said...

Thank you for the tutorial. This technique is new to me and I am intrigued. I'll have to give it a try. Love your project!

Patty said...

Very fun!

Sharon Andersen said...

Love the sugar skull applique! Thank you for sharing.

Renea said...

What a very creative project. Thanks for sharing.

Lori said...

the fabrics you joined together are lovely

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Your skull is amazing! Thanks so much for sharing the technique and pattern with us.

Lisa said...

This is the best skull and only one I have seen I love

Danette Stankovich said...

I don't know what to say except he is awesome! I have never done broderie perse, but it looks amazing.

Kat said...

Oh, Carla, this is fabulous! My daughter will love this! What a great decoration for the "Halloween" season. Love the colors too. I'll follow the tutorial and give it a try.
Keep on designing.
Kat

Quilting Tangent said...

Cut colorful skull.

ACOlive said...

I'm not really into skulls but this one is cute. Thank you!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

What a great skull. Love the flowers, yes more day of the dead sugar skull thank spooky.

Kathy E. said...

What a truly unique idea to use appliqued flowers in the skull shape! It's so colorful and awesome! Still spooky, even in fun, bright flowers! duchick at mchsi dot com

Maf29 said...

I loved the skull idea and thanks for sharing the technique, very different.

quilter said...

Very cute! Thanks for sharing and the giveaways!
cork@pa.rr.com

Carol S. said...

Carla, you are so talented with this type of technic. It is so beautiful that it almost makes me forget it is a creepy skull. Love it!

Tami Von Zalez said...

Gonna have to bookmark this one (and Pin it). I just love applique and incorporating it into my quilts. In fact I have to restrain myself. Great idea of hoarding all of those fussy cut flowers.

Beth Brown said...

Love it! Reminds me of my trip to San Diego!
Beth oneoldgoat1962 @ gmail.com

OhioLori said...

My older daughter Loooves sugar Skulls! lol she would love this one too :)

Nina said...

Your skull is amazing!! Thanks for sharing your tutorial!!

Pam McDonald said...

That skull is amazing. I enlarged it so I could see all the little critters. I love the teensy owl near his eye. Thank you for sharing and the tute!

Charlotte M. said...

What a great project. I would love to make one of these! Nice job.

Heather B said...

oh my, I have never seen anything like this, I love it!!!

apple blossom said...

Oh, Wow lots of work went into that skull. Beautiful job

Moira said...

Very colorful!

Lisa Marie said...

Wow, just amazing! I doubt I will make a skull, but I would love to use the technique with the flowers for something. I think it would make an amazing wreath. Or maybe a Christmas tree cut from Christmas floral prints.

Jayne said...

What a great pattern

Sewgirl said...

Wow! That is a fantastic quilt. Thanks for sharing your process too.

gpcrafty said...

What a wonderful quilt! Thank you for sharing your talent.

Seacoast Quilter said...

Thank you for the fun tutorial to make a sugar skull.

Cathy B said...

The flowers make it less creepy!
basaran.family@rogers.com

Julie said...

Absolutely LOVE your quilt....I am definitely going to be making one of these.

Linda said...

NEAT PROJECTS! THANKS FOR SHARING!
msstitcher1214@gmail.com

Nancy said...

Such a fun quilt with the sugar skulls. Thank you.

Vicki H said...

Thanks for your skull tutorial.

wendy said...

Not really into the skull thing but , I love the flowers!

Marti Morgan said...

Sugar skulls are all the rage, and yours is cute.

Edie said...

I find that skulls are a bit creepy as a quilting project, but the flowers do make it a lot less creepy.....almost to the point I may have to try one. LOL Thanks for sharing. raydeer@memlane.com

Jill Spencer said...

Love the Sugar Skull.

Jill Spencer said...

Love the Sugar Skull.

Melody Lutz said...

WOWZA! I am full on LOVING this floral sugar skull. Oh my poor head is spinning... lutzcats (at) yahoo (dot) com

Barb said...

Thank you sew much for the tutorial on the Sugar Skull! I love collage quilts and this is definitely on my To Do list!

anna said...

I will definetly be making this thanks for sharing

sewlost said...

Love your collage design. I’m going to try to make one myself. Thanks for sharing.
Swoot@att.net

anna brown said...

I really like this ty for the help.. happyness04431@yahoo.com

ShirleyC said...

I've never been "into" sugar skulls, but you did a great job!

Cindi Young said...

This is awesome!

Tammy said...

I have always loved sugar skulls. And I love.. love... love... your project.

Nancy Lewis said...

Wow your project is really unique!!

Nancy Lewis said...

I love all of your projects. Great site!!

Sandra said...

Nice skull quilt.

Laura said...

Your collage work is fabulous. What a great way to use those fabrics.

Pam Beck said...

Hiya!!! What a great project. Thanks for having the giveaway. Blessed be, hugs!!!
pamspretties57 at gmail dot com

gin said...

Awesome!! Thank you for the tutorial. I will try it.

JANET said...

Very colorful! Thanks for sharing.

Charlene McCain said...

What a "sweet" project! Can't wait to try my hand at this technique. Thanks so much for the tutorial and picture. Love your quilt!

AlidaP said...

Absolutely lovely project! I was also inspired by Sugar Skulls but I went much less elaborate... your piece is fantastic!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

teachpany said...

Great projects. The Identity Thief is really funny. Thanks.

LIVIA BOGGS said...

Loving your sugar skull!

Brenda Hulsey said...

That skull is really cute. I want to make something using the technique!

Rosalind Gutierrez said...

Totally adorable skull creation. I love it. rozz01 at cox dot net

vivoaks said...

I'm not really into Halloween, so I don't make Halloween quilts in general, but your Sugar Skull is really pretty. Great mix of fabrics! Thanks for sharing. Vivian wvoaks at comcast dot net

Dix in Canada said...

Nice skull quilt. Thanks for the pattern as well as instructions.
Dixie M

Cecilia said...

Cute quilt! Thanks for sharing.

MoeWest said...

Great job on the sugar skull! Thanks for sharing your project!

Calicojoan said...

What a fun quilt. I've got to try the collage thing some time!

Pumpkin Patch BC said...

The sugar skull is very different, I love it. Great idea!

Teatime Creations said...

If skulls were cute this one surely qualifies. Very creative.

desertskyquilts said...

That gives Dia de los Muertos a whole new look! Thank you so much for sharing your talent and your pattern. Such a great Halloween stitching.

Theresa said...

I LOVE this sugar skull! Thanks for sharing the image and the tutorial.

Cindy Staub said...

I love your sugar skull, thank you so much for sharing your drawing! I'm gonna give this a try!

Marian said...

My apologies for getting around so late with my comment...

I love love love the Sugar Skull Carla, I had no idea you even had the tutorial on your blog, but I'm definitely going to give this a try, it's awesome. Thank you for sharing your drawing, and your tutorial along with this wonderful quilt. It's amazing!!!

Cynthia Woodham said...

I haven't tried this technique before. It may be time e to try it.