Fair Results

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.

Hexie Pillow


My hexagon neon pillow got a blue ribbon.

Star PillowBut my star pillow got a red. WTF?! Who knows! I think the comment on this one was that the form didn’t go all of the way to the points. I get that, but I didn’t make the form.



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.

Alpaca Hat


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.

PotholdersMy mom’s chenille pot holders got a blue ribbon.

Dresden PlateSo did her EPP Dresden plate wall hanging. This was sold in the mini quilt auction and the owner allowed her to borrow it for the fair.

Doll Clothes


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.

DoilyMom’s doily got a white. She said she wasn’t surprised that it didn’t do well because there’s a mistake in it. You can see it, but who cares.

Spicy Spiral


I can’t tell, but I think this is a red ribbon. It’s called the Spicy Spiral table runner.

Twister WreathThis has been on the blog before. I love this twister wreath.

Mom and I both entered more, but I only captured some of the items.

On to Aunt Cathy’s stuff!

PotholdersHer KU potholders and her potato bag got a red and blue ribbon.

Knitted ItemsThese knitted items both received a blue. The slippers are in K-State colors.

PumpkinAunt Cathy teaches needle turn applique classes and this was one of her class samples.

NoelThis is sooo amazing. The gold is tape would be a nightmare to put on…and she didn’t even use a double needle.

Candy Corn


Her candy corn table runner is quilt as you go.

Opportunity QuiltFinally, 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.








  1. Cec’s avatar

    Gorgeous! Wow! I am thrilled for you all! I can say (haha) that I knew some of these projects when…and what at thrill to see them now with ribbons on them! Congratulations to all of you and looking forward to seeing you soon!



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