Sunday, July 8, 2012


I love to read blogs. I can waste pass an entire evening, going from post to post following links, and looking at other people's accomplishments. 

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.



  1. Pretty! I like the Cat of the Day feature, too.

  2. Love your bag! I'm a sucker for anything with pockets (especially aprons LOL)

    P.S. Any chance of you being able to put the option on your blog's sidebar to subscribe by email? I'd love to ;)

    1. As requested, I added the email subscription. I'm new to blogging so I have a lot to learn. Thanks for dropping by!

  3. I'm loving the bag! Pillows are great too, but now you can proudly take this shopping with you and show it off!

  4. Love the bag. Looks nice and roomy so you can get lots of into it:)

  5. You have thought this bag out very well , a place for everything and it will be perfect for quilting, the dresdan looks wonderful on the front and it is a beautiful bag !!

  6. Your bag is great. I keep thinking of doing a Dresden plate quilt but maybe I should think smaller like you have done.

  7. Winning blog giveaways is the best! I love the fabrics you won and the bag was a great idea.

  8. Always nice to receive a the bag!

  9. The only thing missing on this wonderful bag is your name well visible otherwise you'll end up giving it to an admirer - ask me how I know ;-).

  10. Nice job! I like bags too. My dog likes to eat pillows so there are none in my house :( the colors in the Dresden are very appealing.