Born and raised in New York (Queens, yo!), I come from a line of seamstresses from Puerto Rico. I've been making stuff since I was a wee. I went on to study Illustration at Parsons but grew ...
Born and raised in New York (Queens, yo!), I come from a line of seamstresses from Puerto Rico. I've been making stuff since I was a wee. I went on to study Illustration at Parsons but grew disenchanted with the cut-throat competitive aspect of making art for hire.
I rediscovered my passion for playing with form, space, and color when I started sewing. Inspired by the world of zakka blogs and the quilters of Gees Bend (whose work I was introduced to at the High Museum in Atlanta during an awesome road trip), I started making soft toys and playing with patchwork. Eventually, thanks to Denyse Schmidt's first book, I discovered my true love - quilting.
Presently, I live in Cambridge, MA, and teach quilting and patchwork at Gather Here. I design softie and quilt patterns, and I love to make neat stuff!
Because who doesn't want a pet dragon to call their very own? Donald is a friendly fellow - not a fire-breathing sort.
This project entails both machine and hand-sewing.
If you have any questions along the way, please feel free to email me at sotosofties at gmail dot com.
Finished dragons measure approximately 11 inches tall, 6 inches wide, and 16 inches long from nose to tip of the tail, with a wingspan of about 16 inches.