Monday, August 17, 2009

County Fair

Our county fair just ended yesterday. Grant and I went one night to watch Huey Lewis and The News--it was a great show. Love those horns! It was a perfect evening, clear, slightly cool, with just the faintest breeze. The vendors love to come to our fairgrounds as it is literally on the ocean and much cooler than all those inland fairgrounds around the state! Erica went with me another night so I could look at the exhibits while she saw Good Charlotte. No one else is really interested in spending a lot of time in the Home Arts building with me! When the kids were little, Grant would take them to the kiddie rides section and I would get about 20-30 minutes to look around, not nearly enough time to study all the quilts! This year's entries were quite varied and I took pics of a few favorites. This first one's stars were about 14 inch blocks. They were really pretty. I had never seen this design before. Anyone else know what it is?

This one below appeared to be an original design. It was about life size for a fireplace and the fabric choices so good! The quilter, from Ojai, also had a number of other landscape or pictorial quilts, just as well done.
Don't the cats below look familiar? I loved the color choices in this bright and happy quilt. The wide border and perfectly turned black binding looked great.

Elaine's birthday fell during the fair and we celebrated at her favorite restaurant. Grant and Chris look on as she opens her "salad basket", including the very important Tupperware salad dressing shaker for the ranch dressing! A salad bowl, two sets of tongs, croutons, ranch dressing mix and a jar of Best Foods mayonnaise rounded it out. Happy 22nd Elaine!


Julie in the Barn said...

Don't you love the county fair? Ours is tiny since it's such a tiny population here. But there's a big quilt show next month at the fairgrounds and I'm taking my camera!

andsewitis Holly said...

The star quilt is amazing. Happy Birthday to your daughter. Great gift. Yes, that salad dressing shaker *is* important. :)

YankeeQuilter said...

I think I just saw something like the cat quilt only with witches hats? Not sure where I saw it though!