My sketch for this one was pretty basic - I just wanted to try and see what it would look like. Seems just replacing one of the four blocks with a "jawbone" would create a skull shape.
I stitched up a tester block late one night. This was also a great opportunity for me to play with free-motion quilting. Because it's not my style, I am primarily a straight line quilter! And seriously, FMQ is a bit intimidating.
The test block turned out pretty dang good! Next I wanted to see how the blocks would look stitched up with a patterned fabric, and how they would fit together. I dug out some vintage bright colored scraps from the scrap bin (I may have had springtime on my mind, because it looks a lot like spring fabric, right?).
I used free-motion stitches to add features to each of the skulls. It started to look festive and sugar-skull-like, so I filled in around with some flowers and leaves, and I finished it off to be a little springtime skull mini-quilt.