Sonia Ruiz – Photoshoot

True love

Inspiration:  The wedding of my daughter at Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico.

My daughter is getting married this November in Los Cabos, Mexico, and the seascape scene I created is going to be a gift to her.  The most famous landmark in Los Cabo, is  El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, known locally as simply “El Arco” or The Arch.  It meant lot to me to design this quilt for her and I’m sure she will love it.

I hand dyed the sky and rock fabrics, wrinkled and scrunched the rock fabric, trapped embroidery floss under folded tulle for the sea, appliquéd my silhouettes, embellished with cheesecloth and pearls then free motioned quilted it.

Detail views:


  1. What a lovely memento of a special day, love the treatment on the rocks, this adds to the 3D of the water. Cheers

  2. No doubts your daughter will love it! Beautiful idea both for the gift and for the very meaningful photoshoot.

  3. She will treasure it, I am sure ! I like the black silhouettes contrasting on the background.

  4. Maryte Collard

    I can feel the love coming out of your quilt. I love the details, especially a little heart in the upper right corner.

  5. A great idea, I love the silhouettes and the texture that you have created on the rocks.

  6. joanbrailsford

    Very romantic piece that I’m sure your daughter will love, and a clever approach to the subject. I love your quilting and the way that is gives a lovely textured contrast to the black silhouettes. Well done.

  7. A very atmospheric quilt. I like the background textures, especially the water. I’m sure your daughter will love her gift.

  8. What a wonderful gift for your daughter. I really love how you have executed your idea.
    The cheese cloth foam around the couple is beautiful. The two hands in the right upper corner that forms the heart are so cute. Awesome. She will be thrilled.

  9. Such a lovely quilt. Great use of different fabrics and techniques.
    Your daughter will love it.
    Making a Photoshoot before the great day makes me smile.

  10. Beautiful quilt, that your daughter will admire I guess. Nice use of materials and contrast, with a lovely way of stitching it. And I agree, the hands in the corner are subtle, but great in their being.

  11. A wonderful romantic scene. And what a lovely gift for your daughter! I like how you made the rocks and the contrast of the black figures with the waves of the water.

  12. studiociboulette

    Love is definitely in the air and your quilt expresses that very well. Your quilting is fantastic and gives so much movement to the water. I love it!

  13. Such a wonderful and thoughtful way to commemorate this special event. The silhouettes are beautiful. Your quilting greatly enhances the overall feeeling of movement on your quilt.Good job!

  14. Given the timing and your personal journey marrying off your daughter, this was a very appropriate rendition. Nice quilting. Will you give it to your daughter? Congratulations.

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