While traveling in northern Minnesota this spring I purchased a charm-pack filled with purple, green, and brown fabric squares. My momma’s favorite color is purple so I figured I would make something for her from it. She had asked a number of times for a new purse so I decided to use the charm-pack and make a purse from it. I cut the blocks down to 4 1/2 inches arranged them how I’d like them for a purse. I was only 3 blocks short for the entire purse so only part of the lining is made from my fabric stash – the rest of the quilt (including the handles which used four squares each) was made from the charm-pack.


The Charm-pack I purchased


The lay out of the charm squares for the purse.


The finished purse


The other side of the finished purse