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Thread: My Old Kentucky Home

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    My Old Kentucky Home

    Just don't know how I get myself into these things, but - I'm in a small group challenge where all finished blocks are locations in musical pieces. No prizes or ribbons, just a matter of pride. I reached in the bag and pulled out "My Old Kentucky Home". So not too bad, lots of ideas...until now it's time to "create".
    H E L P I've found some horse pictures from coloring book pages - one even has the ring of roses on its neck. But there has to be more to My Old Kentucky Home than the Derby. I'd be ever grateful for some ideas.

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    Blue grass pastures, white rail fences, mint julep, large white hats, wraparound porches...

    Not very helpful I'm afraid!

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    Kentucky things. . . Abraham Lincoln, basketball, Quiltcity USA (Paducah), state bird Cardinal, state flower Goldenrod, Stephen Foster, coal mines, Ohio River, tobacco

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    Quote Originally Posted by grammyjo View Post
    Just don't know how I get myself into these things, but - I'm in a small group challenge where all finished blocks are locations in musical pieces. No prizes or ribbons, just a matter of pride. I reached in the bag and pulled out "My Old Kentucky Home". So not too bad, lots of ideas...until now it's time to "create".
    H E L P I've found some horse pictures from coloring book pages - one even has the ring of roses on its neck. But there has to be more to My Old Kentucky Home than the Derby. I'd be ever grateful for some ideas.

    tobacco and burgoo!

    I like the idea of BLUEGRASS fields.

    When my older DD was younger she made a picture for me while we were living in Kentucky. One was a green grassy field beside flowing blue water. the other was BLUEgrass and the GREEN River. Somehow I managed to lose it in moving and packing so many times. But it was so cute.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grammyjo View Post
    Just don't know how I get myself into these things, but - I'm in a small group challenge where all finished blocks are locations in musical pieces. No prizes or ribbons, just a matter of pride. I reached in the bag and pulled out "My Old Kentucky Home". So not too bad, lots of ideas...until now it's time to "create".
    H E L P I've found some horse pictures from coloring book pages - one even has the ring of roses on its neck. But there has to be more to My Old Kentucky Home than the Derby. I'd be ever grateful for some ideas.
    On a more serious note--------------look up the building bearing the name "my old Kentucky home" and you may be able to replicate that building enough to look good. I'm not good at links or I'd try.
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    I would google the words to the song to get some inspiration.
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    www.kentuckytourism.com My Old Kentucky Home and Stephen Foster Story - Bardstown, KY

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    ​How about appliqueing the shape of the state? How about the state flower, bird, flag etc?

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    I did an image search on google for kentucky skies and there are some interesting shots there, one is a shield of some sort for the Commonwealth of Kentucky maybe you could incorporate some things from history?

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    Don't forget they make some of the best whiskey in the world! And they have a lot of rich history.

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    Moon Shine lol
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    blue grass and music
    shack on a hill, blue flowers lining a country road
    Plus all of the serious things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TanyaL View Post
    Don't forget they make some of the best whiskey in the world! And they have a lot of rich history.

    Speaking of good whiskey, I bought one I'd never had before last winter when I was in Bardstown. Barton's 1792. Wonderful. You can buy it almost anywhere, but I'd never tried it before.
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    And don't forget, Paducah is in Kentucky!! How about some mini quilts strung across the state?

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    chaand they have a great quilt show in kentucy padauCHA
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    My husband asked me to make a landscape quilt of "my Old Ky Home" to be donated to a charity auction....I had never done a landscape quilt...but stepped up to the challenge, and when I got it finished he couldn't make himself take it, so he made a $$ donation instead! He took it to his office and it hung on his walll...(i was proud that HE couldnt let it go) If I can figure out how to upload a picture, I will.... But I haven't uploaded before.....

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    If anyone has any tips about uploading a picture from my iPad, I would appreciate it....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chatty94 View Post
    My husband asked me to make a landscape quilt of "my Old Ky Home" to be donated to a charity auction....I had never done a landscape quilt...but stepped up to the challenge, and when I got it finished he couldn't make himself take it, so he made a $$ donation instead! He took it to his office and it hung on his walll...(i was proud that HE couldnt let it go) If I can figure out how to upload a picture, I will.... But I haven't uploaded before.....
    Bless your hubby. I do bet you are proud of him----------------and his office decor.
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    Louisville Sluggers are made there too! A baseball bat sure is all American!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TanyaL View Post
    Don't forget they make some of the best whiskey in the world! And they have a lot of rich history.
    A whiskey keg? A bottle of Jack Daniels?? The possibilities are endless! I like this angle...
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    GRAMMYJO....I live in Bardstown KY...check out a link on it...or look up Bardstown Ky...its home of Stephan Foster..The state park and home is less than 3 miles from my home. Bardstown is also it the Bourbon capital of the world. It was just voted "the most beautiful small town in America". Check out some links on it..can't be too hard...wishing you luck and would LOVE to se your completed block...Jim
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    Does the block have to be appliqued?
    Barbara's book Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns has several pieced blocks that have the word "Kentucky" in their name.

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    All these ideas are great, can you get a grass gab.
    then app the other items around. Please, show us a picc

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    My "od Kentucky Home" is a very simple building. I would think it would be easy enough to adapt for a quilt. I am sure there are pics on line. Also don't foget the twin spires at Churchill Downs. Good luck and post when your done.

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    Mammoth Cave, Natural Bridge, Cumberland Falls (only Moonbow in the Northern Hemisphere), Jefferson Davis Monument, Fort Knox, and Daniel Boone National Forest.
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    Since you live in Leesburg, how about a day trip to Stephen Foster Memorial in Suwanee, FL? There are dioramas to look at, antebellum style museum and beautiful carillon bells that play some of Foster's tunes. After a trip there, you'd have inspiration. Take a detour over to Trenton with its quilt shop and genuine old time soda fountain. Just an idea...love day trips!
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