TOO OFTEN WE UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF A TOUCH, A SMILE, A KIND WORD, A LISTENING EAR, AN HONEST COMPLIMENT, OR THE SMALLEST ACT OF CARING, ALL OF WHICH HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO TURN A LIFE AROUND
LEO F. BUSCAGLIA

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Midwest Pride

Here she is!  All ready for quilting to do it's magic.

I think I'll do it by hand...but I may decide to machine quilt it.   I might even put it on my new Grace Pinnacle quilt frame!  We'll see what comes...I know Tom would love to see me use that
 beautiful frame.  I've had that frame for nearly a year so I'm pretty sure he would like to see that happen real soon!  

Then a Tan Dye bath or a little spritz here and there to add more Prim to the Primitive look it's supposed to have.  Looks too "new" right now.  I'm happy with the way it looks so far...so is Schuster,  he's doing so much better since his surgery.  Nice to see him happily snuggled in with Simon while enjoying the afternoon sun.

As for Lucy.  See her there in the background? She's laying there at her "post".  She's on duty,  fearlessly guarding the house from HUGE and ferocious Red Squirrels, lol, this is serious work!  

Spring is on it's way.  We saw our first Robin of the season already!

39 comments:

  1. YAY! You finished! Congratulations! It looks wonderful :o) Your kitties and puppy are very cute!

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  2. OHHH I love it, love it.... I may be cutting more homespuns out since I have them all out. It will only get better with the quilting and I like the tan dye bath idea.
    You have some cute kitties, and guard dog there.
    Love you music too I'm singin along with Simon and Garfunkel

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  3. Love the quilt! All furry friends seem to on their best behavior. :-)

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  4. Love your quilt! you have a big frame and haven't used it yet!? that's my vote . . .if I get one :)

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  5. Your quilt turned out very nice!! What will you spritz it with to give it a prim look? And Lucy--silly dog!! I'm glad my windows are high enough Ruby has not learned to watch out them---but she will watch out the screen door and I'm afraid one of these days she may try to jump thru the screen!

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  6. Wow...its lovely!!! Well done..:o)
    And I see some snow melting too..lol..

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  7. Looks wonderful!
    Love the house and the flag...
    once you quilt it and wash it bet it will look aged too
    congrats on finishing it.
    Kathie

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  8. It is just wonderful! What a great finish!

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  9. It's beautiful!!! Perfect timing. Slap it on that frame and you'll have her completed for the summer ahead.

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  10. Stunning! It is beautiful!! I have to agree that handquilting it...even big stitch would compliment it perfectly.

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  11. I love it!!!! Now I really want to get going on mine. Use that frame girl!!! You will love it once you get used to it.

    I woke this morning to the robins singing! All of our snow is gone and it was in the high 50's yesterday. Not sure that I am ready for the gardening and yard work yet though. hehe

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  12. Love the quilt! Esp like the sunflower. We have had robins for a month or so. Of course, we are in a drought and the trees are starting to bud too. That means we will get one of those heavy wet spring snow storms that crack tree limbs. :(

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  13. That guard dog looks like a terror. LOL I just love your kitties too. Oh and the quilt... What, this isn't a pet blog?

    THe quilt is beautiful. I have been meaning to make one of those primitive style quilts with applique involved, as soon as my applique skills improve. THanks for the inspiration.

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  14. Kim, you know I love your quilt! I like the photo of it with the snow on the ground. You know if the quilt was all the way done, you could be cuddling up with it on the sofa as it sure does look cold there. I hope the robin is a sure sign of spring on the way for you.
    The Simon & Garfunkel music sure takes me back a ways! I always liked their songs.

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  15. Your quilt is beautiful! I want to make one too! :0)

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  16. I nominated you for the Sisterhood Award on my blog.

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  17. Absolutly beautiful.....

    Enjoy......LindaMay

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  18. I came to your blog via Julia @ http://scraphappyquilter.blogspot.com/

    Your beautiful quilt is TOTALLY "my cup of tea", I love it. May I ask where the pattern came from so I might look at it? It just gives the appearance of home to me. Love it.

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  19. You have done a beautiful work Kim, the applique is perfect.

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  20. It is a beautiful quilt. You did a wonderful job Kim.

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  21. Absolutely beautiful work....bet after quilting and a bit of tea (love tea dye!) it will be even better...if that is even possible! Thanks for the visit to my blog....it got me back over here to see your finish! OH...and I love me a kitty pic too!!

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  22. Love the Midwest Pride! You did a beautiful job. (And now I must come back later and see what a Minnesota quilt looks like and how it differs.) After all that work I'd be too terrified to tea dye or age a quilt! I'll be checking back to see if you use your Grace frame to quilt it. It would be helpful to hear some real owner's comments about it. I'm so tempted to buy one, but - to be honest - I'd probably have to get rid of the guest room to have a spot for it. So I'm still deliberating.

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  23. Wow, that looks wonderful Kim. Very beautiful.

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  24. Gorgeous and any type of quilting will bring it to life!

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  25. How absolutely incredible that quilt is, I'm in awe, the colours are superb. Love the photo of your kitties. Too too cute.

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  26. Kim, your blog and quilts are gorgeous. You are the pro around here! You got me good this morning and made my day.
    I noticed your Thimbleberrie BOM of 2 years ago. Mine is still in a box. Good luck on getting the borders done.

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  27. That looks fabulous Kim, well done!! Love the country colours, Tracey

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  28. guauuuuuuuuuu its georgeous

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  29. I really like your quilt! I love the one you use as your dashboard also! Thank-you for visiting my blog! I see that you are also a domestic engineer! How funny!

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  30. Soooo beautiful! (quilt AND cats AND Lucy)

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  31. I love this quilt. Where do you get these beautiful patterns?
    I'm going to check out the quilt frame site.
    Mama Bear

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  32. What a beauty that quilt is!!! I love the appliques. Your cats look as ambitious as mine LOL!

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  33. Kim, I love your quilt! It's gorgeous and the tea dye bath would make it look older and yummy. I love that primitive look!

    Chelle

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  34. Thank you for the lovely comments on my blog, I just love the your quilt, have a lovely Easter, Lizzie

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  35. What an absolutely lovely quilt Kim - I just love the americana feel of it and the sunflower is perfect!

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  36. Kim,
    Your quilt is beautiful. I enjoyed looking through your blog and seeing all of your works and furry babies.

    Debbie

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  37. Wow, Kim, that is magnificent! The color is rich and your Midwestern iconography is so friendly. Whoever snuggles under that will be in a real comfort zone. Unless they decide to hang it on the wall and gaze at it for hours on end.

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  38. P.S. My grandmothers hand-stitched their quilts and I had a few handed down to me. They are treasures.

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