Sonia Ruiz – Re-arranged
For the rearrange theme I decided to create a blue agave in batiks. I first designed my Agave on fusible web, cut it out and fused it onto the background fabric. I appliquéd the agave and added several different hand dyed Oaxacan yarns to add texture and then used fabric markers to add some shadows to create depth. Without adding more detail, I cut the quilt top into a 9 patch and rearranged it like a puzzle. Once I liked the look of it, I pieced it together into the new design.
I free motioned quilted the agave pieces in black thread to accentuate them and continued the leaves design. I echo quilted the leaves in monofilament thread to add movement and meandered around the yarn area. Once completed I added the binding and embellished with some beads and eye lash yarn.
‘Before’ design :
Close up view: