Monday, July 06, 2009

Frida Kahlo's Birthday

I did a small quilty trade on one of my Yahoo groups. This went to Liz in England. My sewing machine had broken (she is all fixed and home now) So I resurrected my old singer -- but the foot pedal was broken so I hand cranked the whole thing! Then I added lots of hand quilting and some beading (hard to see) and some sequins. I think that it represents what Frida means to me.

13 comments:

natalea said...

OMG Martha! I LOVE this piece! It's wonderful and the colors are spectacular! I hope you had a nice weekend- talk soon!
xo natalea

Kim Mailhot said...

Oh this is so gorgeous, Martha ! Lucky Liz ! Love, love, love it !

Sandy Michelle said...

This is gorgeous Martha!Is your machine fixed now?

Kasha Rolley said...

this is just stunning.

vivian said...

wow martha, beautiful.. But I'm getting a chuckle about hand cranking the sewing machine! wouldnt it have been easier to just do it by hand? glad your bernina is home and feeling better.. did he actually figure out what was wrong with it?
have a great week!
vivian

Patti G. said...

Just beautiful Martha!!!!!!!!!
Sending a hug to you. Hope your summer is going well!
Smooches, Patti

Gaby Bee said...

I always love coming here to see what you are creating.
Love all the details on this! Beautiful colors, texture, perfect with the image! Awesome!
Gaby xo

Pam said...

It is gorgeous. Wonderful! Can't imaging sewing the old time way but if it gets the job done that's the important thing

Recycled Rita said...

I love this! I am a frida fan and have been away from her inspiration for awhile, nice to see such a perfect piece to honor her! karen....

Pilar said...

this is wonderful...i love your color choices, textures, prints and images. what is so impressive is that you did this all by hand cranking your machine! good show!

Joanne Huffman said...

Cool piece. And, I think rolling around the wheel on a sewing machine is incredibly close to hand sewing.

Joanne

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Lore said...

I love this piece!! It is gorgeous!