Saturday, June 13, 2009


I woke up this morning and checked my e-mail and found out the results were up on the
CQI annual purse contest I had entered. I could not share my pictures of the purse I entered
until after the voting was finished and the results were posted. There were 2 categories this
year, regular crazy quilting of which there were 9 entries, and other techniques of which there were 2 entries, 1 of which was mine. I won 2nd place in my category! Later, when the purses have been posted in the CQ blog, I will be able to share the pictures of the others. There were some beautiful purses entered this year, and I had a hard time voting myself, they were all lovely.

I decided to make an evening purse that I can take on our cruises. Because I was running out of time, and it was down to 3 weeks before the due date, I decided to just do silk ribbon embroidery. The wisteria-type tree took more than a week to do by itself.

Detail of bottom portion

The other side


Rengin Yazitas said...

Congratulations, Karrin!!!
Your purse looks so elegant, I loved its structure and your color combo.
Gorgeous work, indeed.

Simona said...

Congrats, Karrin! I voted for her!!!!

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Karrin, I instantly fell in love with your CQ Evening Bag and sooo I had to vote for it. You did a beautiful job of stitcing on it. Just Gorgeous. Hug Judy

Selvage Quilter said...

Congratulations! What a beautiful purse. I love all the embroidery. You make the coolest stuff!


Lea said...

Congrats, Karen!
Oh, you'll be very stylish with this charming purse. :-)

Sharon said...

Congrats! It's beautiful!

Wendy said...

Congrats Karrin, your purse is lovely and looks so elegant. I love the wysteria tree.

Maggie R said...

Karrin, your bag is beautiful. I have not tried to use the metal closures yet. I have a couple on hand so I am anxious to try..
I am not surprised the Wisteria took so long to do, now wonder it is certainly gorgeous.... gee will I ever get that good??>>... I am trying!!!!VBGH

Andrea said...

Oh Karrin your bag is just dreamy I love the colour and the stitching is so beautiful.
Hugs and smiles
New Zealand