Sonia Ruiz – Blooming
For the blooming theme I decided to continue with the subject of the Blue Agave, but with a modern twist. I’ve had this watercolor looking fabric I’ve been wanting to use for years, it is from my mom’s stash. I designed my Agave on fusible web, cut it out and fused it onto the background fabric. I appliquéd the agave and added black floss to accentuate the leaves. The stalk is the same fabric I used in our Complementary theme, just rolled up to create dimension. The 3D blooms, my pop of color, are 1” x 1/4” tiny strips and the top buds are beads from a old earring. For quilting, I decided to quilt lines in the agave leaves with black thread to accentuate them and continued with echo quilting.