Sonia Ruiz – Nature #1

Inspiration:  One of the iconic mountains surrounding Monterrey, Mexico, near where I used to live.

For the 1st challenge in our “Nature” series I would like to start with the Cerro de Silla, a Mountain and natural monument within the metropolitan area of the city of Monterrey, Nuevo León, in northeastern Mexico. Here sports enthusiasts can enjoy this lovely, scenic region with hiking, extreme sports and other outdoor activities. It’s named for its distinctive saddle shaped profile when viewed from the west, it is a well known symbol of Monterrey.   

Materials:  Hand dyed cotton bed linen, hand dyed gauze and jute, appliqué, french knots and machine quilting.


  1. I really like this piece, the harmonious colours and the addition of the jute and gauze create a wonderful landscape. Lovely work.

  2. I agree with Caro, the colours are perfect and the use of jute and gauze give your quilt texture. Bravo

  3. Chantal Guillermet

    This is a very harmonious piece. The use of gauze & jute is perfect for the mountain.

  4. I like the use of different materials in your work. The choice of colors is good and so is the stitching

  5. I love the texture you hane created with the gauze and jute. It’s a wonderful image.

  6. I like the way that you have used fabrics to create the different areas of landscape, and the stitched flowers and vegetatipn gve a great sense of depth. Well done

  7. You have created a magnificent landscape. Excellent choice of colours, the use of gauze and jute gives relief and depth. Lovely work.

  8. Wow, beautiful landscape and the gauze works so well. Nicely done!

  9. Wauw, you dyed such a nice background. The mountain is almost real. I love the pink flowers, it gives dept to your piece.

  10. Love the texture and color of your mountains and the sky. The addition of the hand embroidered flowers gives it depth. This is a wonderful piece.

  11. A lovely landscape and a great colour palette. I like how the colours in the sky are reflected in the little flowers in the foreground.

  12. You created a beautiful scene that makes me want to come and visit! Like the colors and the textures created with the different fabrics. The stitching adds great detail.

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