Sunday, June 14, 2009

"Mourning for Mexico's Daughters"

Here's the final version of my quilt for Monica's a-DRESS-ing the Situation (see button on sidebar) challenge:

I used 3 strands of cotton embroidery floss to make the pink crosses in the background, thus quilting the top two layers together. Wooden crosses painted pink are being used in Mexico to commemorate the victims of this particular insanity against innocent young women.

I chose to feature this angel from the "Tree of Life" print by Andover Fabrics on the back. I like the idea of the names of the victims being recorded in the Book of Life. I've used other angels from this print in my AAQI Priority Quilts. That's where I learned about the Fast Finish Triangles too. I've been using them on my little quilts ever since.

As you can see, I haven't yet done the lettering to label this quilt. I'll use a Pigma pen for that purpose. I try to sign all of my work, whether it's quilts or dolls or whatever. An artist wouldn't let a painting out of the studio without a signature; why should I?


  1. Oh Sue, this is a very beautiful and moving piece. You've really done something very special here.

    There is an excellent documentary film by Lourdes Portillo called Señorita Extraviada (Missing Young Woman) which addresses the cases in Juarez. Her film, like your piece, gives voice to these young women and their families.


  2. What a lovely idea for a memorial.

  3. just beautiful! I'm sitting here with jaw dropped at how MUCH time you invested, thank you for HELPING bring this to light!

    Happy 4th!


  4. I love that you put the pink crosses against black background. What a stsement for such terrible crimes.


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