Spring Fling Blog Hop - Hawaiian Flower Purse

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Hi friends, today I am participating in the Sizzix Spring Fling Blog Hop where we are featuring projects created from different floral dies! Modern Handcraft // Sizzix Spring Fling Blog Hop

I have had my eye on the Bigz Pro Die - Flower, Hawaiian motif and wanted to create something fun for my upcoming vacation. This particular floral pattern ( used in Hawaiian Quilts ) is a distinctive style of the Hawaiian Islands that uses large symmetric applique patterns. They are usually made in bold colors on a white background, so keeping in the traditional style I created a fun fold over purse.

Modern Handcraft // Sizzix Spring Fling Blog Hop

Hawaiian Quilt appliqué usually follows around the contours of the applique design, instead of this stitching method I chose to do matchstick quilting to secure my appliqué piece. In the future I plan on making a true Hawaiian quilt using the proper stitching method, and hope to use some similar colors as well.

Modern Handcraft // Sizzix Spring Fling Blog Hop

I made the fold over purse large enough to use during the day in my beach bag to hold my magazines and sunscreen.

Modern Handcraft // Sizzix Spring Fling Blog Hop

For nighttime it folds up to create a perfect purse to hold a few items and still showcases the hawaiian floral design beautifully.

Modern Handcraft // Sizzix Spring Fling Blog Hop

I added a bit of leather to my zipper for a pull.

Modern Handcraft // Sizzix Spring Fling Blog Hop

Modern Handcraft // Sizzix Spring Fling Blog Hop

The fabrics I used for this project:

  • Outside front: Robert Kaufman / Widescreen in White - Carolyn Friedlander
  • Hawaiian flower: Dear Stella / Tigerlily
  • Outside back: Andover Fabrics / Sunprint 2015 in Pumpkin - Alison Glass
  • Lining: Moda Fabrics / Figures, Positive in Salmon - Zen Chic

Modern Handcraft // Sizzix Spring Fling Blog Hop

Modern Handcraft // Sizzix Spring Fling Blog Hop

Thanks for stopping by today friends and I hope you enjoy the rest of the Sizzix Spring Fling Blog Hop!

Monday, April 6th - Jamie Fingal Tuesday, April 7th - Nicole Daksiewicz: Sizzix Design Team Member Wednesday, April 8th - Leslie Tucker Jenison Thursday, April 9th - Cindy Cooksey Friday, April 10th - Victoria Findlay Wolfe: Sizzix Licensed Designer Saturday, April 11th - Sue Bleiweiss Sunday, April 12th - Jessee Maloney: new Sizzix Design Team Member Monday, April 13th - Karin Jordan: Sizzix Design Team Member-Nicole