Fiesta de Azucar! Join Us On a Weekly Sugar Skull Blog Hop!

File Jul 01, 9 41 25 AMI’m super excited to be part of this really cool blog hop all about Sugar Skulls that starts TODAY!!  It’s the Fiesta de Azucar, or Sugar Party!

Many of the artists are sharing stories of loved ones who have passed on and have made their blocks in honor of the tradition of Dia de los Muertos (aka the Day of the Dead).  The calavera (Spanish for skull) decorate altars decorated for the deceased.   I’ve been the recipient of many sugar skull items from my blog readers, and I have bought some in a local bakery each year to put in my haunted parlor.  My block honors the sewing ladies.  You’ll have to come back here to see it!

Here’s how the blog hop is going to work:

Beginning on July 1st through August 26th 2017 each designer will release their skull design. On September 2nd and September 9th there will be two border designs released. Each hopper is releasing their custom blog for only $3.  Don’t want to make the whole quilt?  No problem, you can pick and choose what blocks you want and make mini quilts instead!  We even have a great Facebook Group you can join to follow along with the fun, with contests if you make the blocks or even the whole quilt!

Here’s the schedule along with the participants and their blogs.  GO NOW and check out the first block!!

July 1st – Block 1 – Terri Sontra, Purple Moose Designs
July 8th – Block 2 – Joanne Hillestad, Fat Quarter Gypsy
July 15th – Block 3 – Vicki Hansen, Cranberry Pie Designs
July 22nd – Block 4 – Cheryl Sleboda, Muppin
July 29th – Block 5 – Penni Domikis, Cabin In The Woods Quilters
August 5th – Block 6 – Tammy Silvers, Tamarinis
August 12th – Block 7 – Kate Colleran, Seams Like A Dream Quilt Designs
August 19th – Block 8 – Susan Emory, Swirly Girls Design
August 26th – Block 9 – Trish Frankland, Persimon Dreams
September 2nd – Border Option #1 – Tammy Silvers, Tamarinis
September 9th – Border Option #2 – Terri Sontra, Purple Moose Designs
October 30th – Prize winner announcements!!