Sonia Ruiz – Series #5
While I was thinking about my 5th quilt in my “Sacred Heart” series, I wanted to continue using the bits and pieces I haven’t been wanting to throw away. I started by looking into my big bag of scraps and separating some blue and purple bits and began sewing them together and cutting them and sewing it again and again to create my new fabric. One of the fabrics I was used was a sample of machine stitches with different colors threads.
Once I created my new fabric I began cutting strips into a type of ray or desdén shape. This became my background. I continued this technique with the red fabric to create the heart. I embellished the seams of the heart with different stitches, cut the flames on a batik piece of fabric and appliquéd both the flames and the heart. For the thorns I used an old, thick shoelace and couched it down. I then embellished it with a few red beads symbolizing drops of blood, added the eyelash yarn and finished it with a cross from my broken rosary collection and quilted it with simple lines.
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