April Charms – A Quilted Clutch

I can’t say no to Ms Midges charm swaps and last month was all about Bonnie & Camille’s divine fabric collections.  I made a quilt top with the Kate Spain charms and this time around I decided to stick to a clutch, a quilted clutch!

Yes I think I was crazy one night when I started cutting my April Showers charm squares up into teeny tiny 1.5inch squares.  After piecing them back together in not the quickest fashion (I really need to find some more tutorials on chain piecing), I wasn’t really sure how to quilt her given the squares are only 1inch.  A friend suggested cross hatching every other square which was one of the ways I was thinking (I’m all for lines, no fmq yet).

I love, love, love how the front piece turned out!  I then added my new favourite way to use denim inside out, for the back and lined it with a grey cotton.  She’s a little bit taller than my usual clutch so worked perfectly with a chunky frame.  I also added these cute little box corners, thanks to Michelle Patterns for introducing me to them.

I’m calling her April and I think I’m going to keep her.  Now to decide what to use her for, any suggestions?

Linking up with the Bonnie & Camille charm along.

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