A Walk In Frida’s Garden, Part II

Well, I finally finished my hexagon quilt based on artist Frida Kahlo (born July 6, 1907 -died July 13, 1954 in Coyoacan, Mexico), fabric by Alexander Henry. I think I like it. I can’t stop looking at it. I used the original fabric on the left side only. I love the 2002 movie based on Frida’s life. Frida was played by Selma Hayek.
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Printed on the fabric are two quotes made by Frida Kahlo & printed on the fabric in spanish. I machine embroidered them on the borders in english. On the top border, embroidered is “Feet, what do I need them for when I have wings to fly”. She survived a terrible bus accident where she was impaled by a steel post, but was in pain most of her life.
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The second quote I embroidered along the bottom border: “I Desire to Live, I have already begun to paint”.
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In the top right corner I added a skull with a butterfly super imposed over it. (Design by http://www.urbanthreads.com)
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I wanted to play with cubes on this hexagon quilt.
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I had left over blocks, so I reduced their size and appliqued them in several place on the quilt’s edge as if they were spinning off onto the border.
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The Backing is also by Alexander Henry, called “Contigo”.
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Let me know what you think.

11 thoughts on “A Walk In Frida’s Garden, Part II

  1. Jennifer

    Jackie! This is fabulous! I love that you left a panel of the original fabric and then the design. It’s a masterpiece! Seriously – you need to see about showing this one in Regional and International Quilt Shows!

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  2. Me

    Oh My, what a beauty and you are so clever in your designing, you are such a talent, love it!!!

    Sent via DroidX2 on Verizon Wireless™

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  3. TextileRanger

    This is an amazing quilt! I love how you broke the basic rectangle by bringing those hexagons out into the black border. I also love the cubes, and the skull and butterfly embroidery. Such a wealth of detail on so many levels!

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