Sally Papin sees such beautiful colors in her meticulous world of applique. And when she includes altered photography in her work her imagination goes wild. Fortunate for us, she's a talented artist who can create whatever pops into her brain. I'm so pleased to present Sally and her imaginative, creative, beautifully stitched quilts. She proves that fabric art can be fun and whimsical and filled with fantasy without being childish. She creates a different world that is fun to visit! -- Dawn
Thank you Dawn for the lovely invitation to be among such a group of wonderful artists.
My favorite quilt to date is a combination of a pattern called Circle Play and altered photos – it’s the quilt banner on my blog.
The end of 2009 I began a blog – and wanted to devote it to just my fabric art. So far it’s been very rewarding and it keeps me focused. It’s been fun sharing and teaching what I do with friends via the web, reviving patterns and ideas.
My Cats Garden, as I mentioned was produced from an old 1999 pattern. It really came to life with the availability of some of the new texture fabrics and batiks. I have wanted to do this quilt for a long time and I don’t even have a cat!
What I enjoyed about finishing it was to see how the background blocks of different colors and sizes gave a lot of shading to the whole quilt and helps keeps the eye moving giving it a place to rest.
Photos: 1. Roberto (detail from Bird of Paradise). 2. Appliqued Bird of Paradise 3. Circle Play (altered photographs) 4. ToadBoy 5. Detail of ToadBoy 5. Beasts from And Dragons Too detail 6. My Cat Garden