Need a fun ornament for the purse from yesterday? The flower below was cut and quilted from the same fabrics that I used for the purse, this time using the Flower Folds Big Shot Die (see it online).
These flowers are perfect for tying on a purse handle or backpack–they’re quite the rage! They’d also make a cute headband, if you’re 10 years old or if you can get away with wearing one in your hair.
The small Scallop Circle in the center is from the Scallop Circle #2 Die (see this one online). Each flower layer is made up of three pieces — the bottom fabric layer, the middle cotton batting layer and the top fabric layer. All 3 pieces were top stitched together by sewing machine.
After all the 3 flower pieces were stitched, I used scissors to cut a slit in the center of each, then put the 1-1/4″ Striped Grosgrain Ribbon through the flower center. I tied a small knot in the center and fed the ribbon end back through the holes.
Thanks to Jill Olsen for the inspiration on this project! After seeing some of her quilting projects at the Founder’s Circle Retreat the last few years, I’ve been inspired to brush the dust from my own sewing machine.