Today I will share with you some of the bags entered in the contest.
is a quilter with many skills. In this year's contest she had entered the bag below, a wall quilt and a framed quilt.
山下公喜子＊Kukiko (?) Yamashita
made this unusual bag of very natural material (note the twig used as a handle).
here if you are interested in this moth.
and there might be a poor cat trapped inside, only the tail is hanging out. The bag itself seems to have two ears, a nose (snout?), and those two blue dots, are they eyes? Maybe we should ask the maker,
岡﨑久枝＊Hisae Okasaki made this one, but we couldn't figure out how the cables were made...
Is this a print that she layered, stitched the channels on and then cut?
Here is something very colourful, a bag made from Japanese silk.
Pupils at Japanese primary schools carry ransels of leather.
Traditionally boys had black and girls red bags. Recently there are many other colours to choose from.
川上結子＊Yuko Kawakami comes from the prefecture of Kumamoto, and used the prefecture's mascot, Kumamon, for her 'dream school bag'.
The charming bear won her third prize in the Bag Category.
Second prize went to 野村恵子＊Keiko Nomura
If you liked the 'strawberry bag' you might like the 'cream cake bag' made up of tiny yo-yos (Suffolk Puffs) and areas of Slashed Quilt.