Sonia Ruiz – Series #2 – Sacred Heart – Patchwork

Continuing with the heart theme, my second sacred heart quilt is made in a crazy quilt technique with fabric scraps,  Gutermann #12 variegated threads, lace, ribbons, eyelash yarn, beads and vintage buttons.

I first pieced all the light fabrics, then the colored fabrics.  With the Gutermann thread I used the decorative stitches on my Janome sewing machine on all the seams of the heart fabric.  I then did reverse appliqué.  I placed wool batting under the heart to give it a fuller, trapunto look. I embellished it with bits and pieces of laces, ribbons, yarns, beads, pearls, vintage buttons, a scapular from one of my children and some jewelry pieces that my dad had given me.

Close up view:

Quilt in Series:


Quilt 1                                Quilt 2



  1. Sonia, this is an interesting compliment to the first quilt, the change of technique to crazy patchwork was a great choice. The amount of detail is interesting and adds to the Victorian feel of the crazy patchwork. Cheers

  2. carolinehiggs

    This is a lovely second piece, although the techniques are completely different they have same ‘feel’ to them. I love the way that you have used so many small decorative pieces which work so well with the crazy.

  3. Chantal Guillermet

    I have never tried crazy, for me it was too dramatic but your choice of light fabric gives to your piece a quiet atmosphere. I also like how you use personal items like jewelry. It is a nice second piece.

  4. Sonia, you have lent a Victorian ‘feel’ to this second piece of yours, which is again touching, especially as you filled it with mementoes to add a special touch.

  5. joanbrailsford

    This is a very interesting use of crazy patchwork, and is a lovely addition to your first piece. I like the way that you have used special ‘bits and pieces’ again, and these add a really personal touch. Well done

  6. Quite a different feel the soft background lets your special bits shine. The crazy heart has a real victorian feel.

  7. This is a very gentle quilt and a great contrast to your first piece. I like your crazy patchwork and the many little embellishments.

  8. Very effective crazy quilting for this piece. I love the heart and although it is a very different piece as your first one it still complements the other one. Nice use of all the embellishments. You go girl!

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