J’adore April in Paris

My new favorite fabric is by Timeless Treasures and is called April in Paris.  I waited for a few months to order it since it was on backorder for so long — I guess a lot of other people love it too!  Here are a few images of some of the fabric in the collection.

I love these old images of Paris.  I ended up purchasing the last fabric pictured with all the colorful Parisian imagery.  I thought it would be so fun for an apron and a set of placemats.  For the apron, I used a coordinating paisley patterned fabric where the predominate color was black for all the trim.  I love how it turned out (I think I might have to make myself one!).  I think this fabric would also make a nice ruffled apron, maybe matched with a black and white damask.

For the placemats, I coordinated the original fabric with a fabric that features a black and white street map of Paris.  I thought this was a neat idea because maybe it would lead people down memory lane if they were looking at the map side of the placemat over breakfast.  I know that when I showed this fabric to my husband, he tried to remember where he had stayed the last time he was there.  Here is how the placemats turned out.

And a larger view of the map…


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