I am also a sucker for blog contests. I never buy lottery tickets, but show me a blog give away, and I'm entered. Occasionally I even win. That's the best!
Last February, I entered a give away from Pam at Mad About Patchwork. I was delighted to learn (on Valentine's day, even) that I won. My prize was a kit for a Dresden Plate Pillow Cover, in the fabric line called Delight. The pieces for the Dresden Plate were precut, just sew and go.
This week, I took the kit out and played with it. Since I have pets and I live with men, throw pillows don't fit into my decorating scheme, so the kit became a bag. I have made lots of quilted bags, but I usually give them away. This means that I go to my quilting groups carrying a souvenir bag from the West Edmonton Mall. It doesn't proclaim me to be a quilter. So I have made this bag, just to go to quilt groups, and perhaps shop hops.
My completed bag
And the back of the bag
A pocket inside, with a place for my pen (that I can never find)
A little pocket for my name badge, so I won't forget it
A close-up of the Dresden Plate. Dresden plates don't normally appeal to me, but I really like the bright happy colours of these fabrics.
Thanks, Pam. I had lots of fun.