One day while I was searching the Internet I discovered an amazing quilter. I am honored that Paula chose to work with some of my French Brights fabric/by Clothworks in her beautiful works of art.
I was so excited I even purchased this lovely kitchen wallpocket. Please stop by her website, she has many wonderful hand quilted creations you can purchase. She has coordinated other fabric designs into this piece below. I love how she married those fabrics together and made them all "sing" with the French Brights.
Paula has shared a little bit about her creation in her own words. "When I saw the fabric "French Brights" by Sue Zipkin, I loved it so much I just had to figure out what to make with it. I felt like they were a work of art that would bring joy and color to the corner of a room, but also cozy and useful for everyday. So, I designed kitchen wall pockets. They can be in a kitchen, bedroom or office space. You can use them as a bulletin board with pins in the quilting or leave notes and lists in the pockets. To me, they combined function and fun. I pulled out bins and bins of fabrics to find just the right border strips to enhace each flower arrangement. I had to build one layer after the other because I could not tell what was needed until the previous layer was in place. I wanted the borders to be in tune with the spirit of the center panels. It was truly fun.
All my creations are original designs. I start with a fabric I love or idea for a particular type of item and see what evolves. I never know how it will turn out until it is done.
I have serious allergies, asthma, and sensitivities to many common everyday chemicals ( called MCS, multiple chemical sensitivity). I cannot go into normal environments like stores, people's homes, public places because of exposure to fragrances, pesticides, car fumes, and many things that most people tolerate. If I do I get seriously sick. So I am have been trying to get a home business going making quilts, wall hangings, bags and other items. Plus I babysit my grandson Max (famously featured on the site) www.PaulaOriginals.com"
You have reached a blog that has "Zip", that's me Sue Zipkin. This is the place where I will share my latest design news and other hopefully interesting stuff. I am a mom, wife, friend, artist, designer,illustrator, cook, and sometimes cleaner. I have been designing artwork for products for thousands of years ( more like 2 1/2 decades ). I am blessed to be able to share my art with the world and I thank everyone who has been kind enough to purchase products with my designs on them. I hope to inspire others to pursue their dreams .
The artwork, text and photographs owned by Sue Zipkin contained throughout the pages of this blog may not be copied or reproduced without the express written permission of Sue Zipkin. Some of the photographs on this blog are owned by a third party and cannot be copied without their permission.
Sue Zipkin is not a manufacturer.
I am an artist who licenses reproduction rights of my art to manufacturers who then produce the art on their products. All questions or concerns about the actual product and wholesale inquires need to be directed to those manufacturers.
Creating handmade items
I encourage those creating handmade sewing projects from my fabric to sell on the web, craft shows and the like. I love handmade items. However, if you are a person planning to mass produce products using my designs (whether fabrics or incorporating any of my other artwork or products) that would require a license from me. Please contact me direct.
Thanks, Sue Zipkin