But, I am glad to say that I cleared two projects out of my bins! (I still have pieces of a 241 Tote languishing on my cutting table...)
The photo above is Gustave Caillebotte's Jour de Pluie a Paris - "Rainy Day in Paris." Jera made this quilt and called it Rainy Days. I made mine a little larger, out of Parisville and therefore, it's my version of Jour de Pluie a Paris!
I decided to go mostly random on this and keep it as no-fuss as possible. The only truly directional fabric is the the Sea of Tears print - the teardrop print with the ships in it. It was a toss up with the fans. I decided to make them look more like scales, instead (I do love Tula's Neptune!). I suppose strictly speaking the eye fabric should probably be vertical, but again I figured there was leeway. I think I washed out my photo a little bit - the colors are more vibrant.
As I've said before, I think this is a really quick pattern (provided you don't cut out the pieces and then let them sit around for weeks, then put the blocks together and then let the sit around a little more - let's call it "simmering" them, and then putting the quilt together) and it's great for larger-sized prints. Thanks, Jera!
I put a zipper in it, but this time I went vertically and I think it worked out better. I think the best filling would be bean bag beans. But I didn't want to put any more money into it, so instead, I filled it with some old sweaters and a set of sheets that I hate and then some fiber fill. It's still not as sturdy as I'd like, but it's a bit more substantial.
Seems to be serviceable, anyway!
I finished this Cabrio Tote I cut out way back on April 19th. And this one is all mine!
My sister was the recipient of the poppy bag. Actually, I brought the bags home with me at Easter to see if I had any takers. Surprisingly, both my sister and my sister-in-law liked the poppy bag. (It was my first go at the Cabrio bag, so it was kind of a muslin.) And no one wanted the Parisville bag! But it just goes to show ya - we can't always anticipate what will be popular!
|Here's the ever-helpful mirror shot :)|
I took advantage of the sunny weather the last several days and took a few somewhat (it's always relative) better photos of older finishes. It's better than on the pool table, I think.