This is the second week in a row that the Top 100 Puzzle has featured a quilt by Jonathan Shannon. It is a quite different quilt than Air Show. As Jonathan said,
"Amigos Muertos' is a memorial to all those artists who have died from AIDS and cancer, and espeically to my friend, Lynn Piercy, who died as the quilt was being completed. In quiltmaking, there is an honored tradition of using this medium to express personal feelings of both joy and sorrow. Making this quilt was my way to feel close to those who have died too young. For 16 months I used my finest stitches in their honor. It is a loving, even joyful, work. These skeletons play music and dance in a field of flowers and vines surrounded by a border of intricate cutwork applique. While we who are left behind may be saddened by death, who is to say the dead are sad?"
Amigos1 - 90 pieces non-rotating
Amigos2 - 81 pieces rotating