The state fair (part 3)

October 20, 2021

I’m much later doing this post of the last bit of state fair photos than planned. I’d begun way back in mid-September, working on it once in a while… but with a lot of stressful things going on that I’ve had to handle, my time has been limited. Prayers would be greatly appreciated.

Anyway, to finish out my state fair photo-taking, here are the entries in the Domestic Arts building exhibits… tatting, crochet, counted cross-stitch, beading, and many quilts, including wallhangings.

This first photo is the second place tatting entry. I liked it so much more than the first place entry that I didn’t even bother with taking a photo of that one.

I was very impressed with these next two crocheted entries.

Jerry was partial to this counted cross-stitch entry, of course.

I know the gal who did this beadwork… so beautiful and intricate!

I’m partial to all the different interpretations of the “Sunbonnet Sue” quilts… this one is “Sunbonnet SueBear.”

Another “Sunbonnet Sue.”

Every year, quilt blocks are accepted for that year’s state fair quilt that is auctioned on the second Saturday of the fair. In past years, I’ve seen enough to where the quilt was huuuuge (big enough for a king size bed and then some), but this year being what it is, there were only enough for this 73″ x 73″. I’ve always wanted to contribute, but lack of time and other obligations always kept me from it.

Close-up of the quilt information…

We haven’t had a quilt shop in town for several years. The “Sew In 2 Quilts” shop opened in 2019. Below are three quilts done by the owner. (I can’t afford anything in her store as quilt shops are always too pricey. I go to Walmart for 99Β’ fat quarters, find them for pennies at yard sales, or people just give me fabric. By the way, for those of you who have asked, I only use 100% cotton.)

I love any quilt that is red, white, and blue. The work on this “Exploding Star” pattern is stunning!

A windmill with the Kansas sunset as a backdrop.

This stained glass quilt looked so real!

I’m amazed at the workmanship and detail in all of the quilts that were entered.

If you zoom in on this elephant quilt you’ll see how the mustard color background was turned into a savannah scene.

Miscellaneous quilts.

Dutch folk art quilt. I paint on canvas like this… hadn’t thought of putting the idea in a quilt.

T-shirt quilts. Jerry liked the fishing theme of the one on the left.

This next one is a lot more work than I personally would be willing to put into a quilt, but wow, look at all those different pieces! It would look lovely on a wall during Autumn as a backdrop for a sidetable with Thanksgiving decor.

One sun, two planes, three quirrels, four dogs, five boats, six turtles, seven fish! I like this idea for a kids bed or wallhanging.

This mixed media wallhanging is pert near my favorite of everything that was on display. It’s an idea I’ve wanted to try for a long time.

More wallhangings. Love the “Birdville!”

This handquilted Double Wedding Ring is gorgeous! I watched my mama make one in yellow and pink colors for her and dad’s bed when I was very young. This quilter’s entry made best of show and I think she deserved every bit of that acknowledgement!

Well, I’m finally done posting all my state fair photos. πŸ˜„

And now it’s time to mop floors and shampoo the carpet. πŸ˜‚

Everyone be blessed!

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