Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Backtracking A Bit

I wanted to go over a past post that I had not finished.  The post was on December 1, 2011, and at that time, I was having a few frustrations with this particular project.

I was wanting to enter the Bernina Fall Bag Contest, back in October-November.  I had finished my bags just prior to the deadline and then I had problems downloading my photos to their website, so that I could enter them into the contest.

Well, that was a few months ago, and it's obvious that I was not able to enter my bags into the contest.  At that post, I only gave a sneak peak of what I was making.  So now, I'd like to show of the finished bags.

These were the two photos that I was wanting to submit into the contest.

The concept of the contest was to make a mini tote bag (pattern was provided by the website).  I wanted to create mine as a treat bag for the hand-quilter.  I had filled it with sewing needles, thread, pins, and pincushion, as an example.

Since it was a "fall bag contest," I thought it was appropriate to place a patchwork maple leaf on the front pocket.

I had made 8 altogether, that's 2 each of 4 different colorways.

I had added a drawstring to mine.  I couldn't help myself.

Please take a peek at the contest at  There were over 100 entries and the judges chose their top 10 and then it was up to the viewers to chose who the winner was.

I'm not sure what I'm going to do with mine, now that Spring will be approaching around the corner. By the way, where did January go?!  I think I may just pack them away and bring them back out again next fall time and see what they may inspire!

Jane  <3


  1. Jane, they are adorable and if you need to get rid of one....

  2. The bags are gorgeous, well done!