The results are finally in! I can now resume my normal life instead of constantly refreshing my email and yelling at loved ones for emailing when they KNOW I am awaiting the State Fair judging results.
While my Tessellation Quilt did not win anything this year I am still happy with how it came out and all the extra work I did on it. I have big plans for it anyways!
I am thrilled to have won 5 ribbons!
First Place: Patchwork Pillow
Once I completed this pillow I felt really strongly about my chances in this category! I love this pillow. This is my first year to compete in this category.
First Place: Tote Bag
This is my second year for this category and I didn’t place last year. I studied the 2014 winners and focused on structure this year. I also added zippered pockets on the inside because those are always impressive. I was thrilled to get a blue ribbon for this!!
Second Place: Hand Bag
This is my first year competing in the hand bag category. Second is a great win and I am interested to see what won first! This project had some heartache and I am proud it ribboned! My only regret is the fabric did not end up lining up like I thought it would.
Second Place: Crochet Scarf
This is my first year for any type of crochet and I was delighted to place with this! I was not sure if the judges would appreciate the whimsy of it. I entered several crochet project and this was my most complex.
Honorable Mention: Children’s Wearing Apparel
I got an HM last year in this category and really set out to enter a dress with more design features than my 2014 entry. I am super surprised this only won an HM (compared to my 2014 win) so I will be checking out the placing winners this year! This year I made sure to include working buttons and puff sleeves!