Every year my mom, aunt, and I enter some of our crafty items into my hometown county fair. It’s fun to see how our things do and it’s good to support the fair.
Just a tiny rant: It’s small and mostly volunteer, so there are things I’m not super happy with, but unless I want to take over, I just have to deal with it.
My hexagon neon pillow got a blue ribbon.
My mom and I both got blue ribbons on our crocheted cows. The hat on the far left is made by my aunt. It also got a blue.
My aunt often helps take care of some alpacas near our home town and in return, the owners give her the alpaca yarn.
My quilt received a red. The negative comment on this quilt was that it seemed inconsistent. Ummmm…duh?
The problem with this dress was that the side seams weren’t finished, which is true. Since this dress, I’ve made two others without pockets and have been able to use french seams.
This quilt got nothing. One of the negative comments was that the binding width on the back wasn’t the same as the front. I didn’t even know that was a thing. The other negative comments was that the back didn’t match the front. OK? It’s a blue front with a blue back. Granted…the back is flannel, but that was purposeful since the front was such a light fabric. The front is pieced using the Radiance fabric by Robert Kaufman which is a silk and cotton blend.
If they think that back didn’t match, then they are really going to hate my quilts next year since they all have pieced backs.
Her doll clothes got a blue ribbon. There were a Christmas gift for her boss’s daughters and they were also loaned for the fair.
My mom’s calendar months got a blue ribbon. They were entered as a pair.
This turkey wall hanging my mom made got a blue, too. Isn’t it cute?
Mom made a bunch of these paper pieced ornaments for our Christmas tree last year. I love small things.
Her EPP table mat using Flirt by Sandy Gervais for Moda Fabrics got a red. She hand quilted it.
Her tomatoes got a red. She entered canned salsa and green beans, too, and I believe they received a ribbon.
I can’t tell, but I think this is a red ribbon. It’s called the Spicy Spiral table runner.
Mom and I both entered more, but I only captured some of the items.
On to Aunt Cathy’s stuff!
Her candy corn table runner is quilt as you go.
Finally, although my aunt didn’t make this entire quilt, she did piece pretty much all of it along with my mom. Recognize it? Weeks Ringle? Transparency? I try to throw as much modern into their quilting as possible and sometimes I succeed. This quilt was created as an opportunity quilt for the guild.
So that was the fair. We all did really well. Neither my mom or I received a Best of Fair, but I think Aunt Cathy received four or five! Now we get to start planning on what we’ll enter and make for next year.