This project was made for the Minnesota Quilters 2019 Challenge. I used four Cherrywood fabrics (red, yellow, green, and blue) and four fabrics from other countries (Asian silk, Icelandic fish leather, Australian velvet, and a Chinese inspired tassel.
I found this tassel at International Quilt Festival Houston last year and knew it would make a great inspiration piece for my bag.
I added some Chinese circular symbols to go with the fish.
I used the tassel to inspire the fish design. I also had a lot of fun quilting this piece and using rhinestones in the bubbles I quilted. I didn't put rhinestones everywhere, just in some of the pebbles.
I also decided I wanted a zip closure that would come apart if necessary and have holes on the ends for tall items if needed. It was a challenge, but I figured out how to piece it into the lining of the bag.
Project complete! It was such fun to make. And now that the quilt show has passed and I can stop worry about it getting dirty it's time to start using it!
I hope you get to quilt today!