Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Don’t You LOVE it when…

…you see a quilt that jogs your memory…and inspires you to get out that  pattern or book…which you bought ages ago?!

That’s what happened on Monday when one of the Heritage Quilters brought in this little beauty!!! 

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Isn’t it gorgeous!  And all hand quilted too by Diana McCorkall  the master quilter who made this stunning little quilt!!  Zoom in for a close-up…exquisite!

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So as soon as I saw this I had a…FLASH BACK!!(…that’s FLASHback..not a HOT FLASH!:o) …to a little Quilt Shop in Kamloops, BC!  Ahhhhh, I remember it well!!  Katja's Quilt Shoppe!  It was featured in Home and Garden’s Quilt Sampler Magazine!  Man…do they ever know how to pick their shops!!  This was 4 or 5 years ago that I visited and it was like yesterday!  A gorgeous shop and right on the freeway so it was easy to get in and out of!  A PERFECT place for hubby to walk and water the dogs :o)! 

Anyways this little quilt was hanging on the wall…only the display quilt was done up in greens rather than the blue.  STUNNING enough for me to buy the book…”Quilts from Grandmother’s Garden” by Jaynette Huff..

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..and these little guys.  Look at them…beyond tiny!!  The smaller quilt is made of 1/4 of an inch hexagons!!

P1100629There are two versions of this quilt…tiny and small…I couldn’t decide which one I wanted to make- so I bought a bag of each size of the paper hexagons…Look at the PRICE!!  Yikes…$6.75!!  That is one thing that I do REMEMBER about this shop…everything was REALLY expensive!!  HIGHWAY ROBBERY…(get it?)

Look at the size of the paper hexagons in comparison to my GO! hexagon dies!!  The size of paper bugs!!  P1100630    So thanks for the memories and for the inspiration…because ONE DAY SOON I’m going to make this quilt!!

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Thanks Diana for letting me share your little treasure!!  Such inspiration for us all!

  Have a Wonderful Wednesday and Happy Quilting!~P

26 comments:

  1. Love it! You sooooo have to make it, especially so I can enjoy seeing it!

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  2. OH yes....you must make this one!!!

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  3. How pretty of course I went to look for the book talk about robbery at amazon they want $124.99!!!! I think I will have to live without.

    So will you be using your tiny pieces or Accuquilt ones?

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  4. That is so beautiful, love it.
    Checked our library, but they don't have the book.
    That is one thing about the go, their hexagons don't match my sizes, they need a new die;)

    Debbie

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  5. Jaynette is an Arkansas girl and I've seen her quilts in person and heard her speak. Her quilts are amazing...every one of them. She used to own a quilt shop but gave it up to stay home and quilt. I'm sew glad she did. :) blessings, marlene

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  6. Paulette - Diana McCorkall is the quilter of that little gem!! She is awesome and won several awards at the Cowichan Exhibition. She also does long arm quilting for other quilters.

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  7. THat shop was where I purchased most of the fabrics for the 5th Wheel couch quilt. Yes, expensive but they are very helpful. I have never really liked hexagons till I saw your blog picture today. It is stunning. I think it is the border design that makes it stand out, or outstanding, I guess!

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  8. This is so gorgeous! I started playing around with hexagons this summer and love them. You will also. Go ahead and do make this.
    I will be playing with hex's this winter while we travel. Can't wait to see your finish.
    Thanks for sharing with all of us.
    Paula

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  9. I love it in the colours on the book cover. They are really teeny-weeny-tiny hexies aren't they?

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  10. I have one started too....with the English Paper piece method. It's on my UFO list and recently shared a picture of it on my blog. Now that I have the hex die for my GO..I'm thinking about the sizes too. Thanks for sharing.

    Judy
    http://sewfunquilts-sewmeow.blospot.com

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  11. Wow, talk about love at first sight! I just HAD to have that book! Like Patchwork Jenn, I went straight for Amazon and found that price - then hit eBay and found one sold for $976 earlier this month (I hope that was a typo or quilt books may have hit a new high!) - Paulette, hope you have a safe in your house! I kept looking and after several false starts, was ultimately able to download it FOR FREE (other than the cost of copy paper/ink).

    As always, thanks for the inspiration!

    Janet
    jfquilts@gmail.com

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  12. Love this hexie...What luck that you have this book in your library. Like everyone else, I looked for it and found the same prices.. OMG! I'll keep looking, maybe I'll run across the free download..

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  13. Sorry, I had already closed the window when I posted about the free download - it was through filesonic.com - I didn't sign up for anything they were selling. Hope that helps!

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  14. Gorgeous quilt...amazing fine work....definitely aspirational!

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  15. I never purchased that book but looked at it many times. Hope you make the quilt some time soon as it is a beauty. Tiny hexagons for sure.

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  16. That is one gorgeous quilt!! BTW..I got my Atlas out the other night and looked up Victoria, British Columbia. A lot of water around you. I bet it is gorgeous. We have only been to Toronto and Niagara Falls, Canada. And now can't even go there because we haven't gotten a passport yet. (our birth certificates were okay in 2008!)

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  17. The book is no longer in print. The cheapest price I found was at Amazon for 109.00! Yikes!
    I will be checking out the second hand shops for this one!
    Paula

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  18. Are you going to make teeny or tiny Paulette? It will be gorgeous!

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  19. Wow! I love that quilt, but the hexagons are so tiny. I think it is calling to you, maybe you can make your own version with bigger hexagons.

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  20. I love your header photo quilt you made--so adorable. No way will I ever think of making a quilt with pieces that small!

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  21. I have happy news! They will be posting the digital copy of the book on Martigale's website by Nov 30th or so. It will be 1/2 the price of the hard copy version. And should be clear and crisp verses the scanned pirated version. (pirated quilt books, what will they come up with next!) The code on the website will be EB753 http://www.martingale-pub.com/store/

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  22. Patchwork Jenn, that's great news - the "pirated" version I downloaded isn't as clear as I'd hoped it would be. Thanks for the heads up!

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  23. I'll be admiring the hexagons through blogs as I know I'll never make a grandmother's flower garden. Gorgeous quilt!!! Sadly I do no have a love of hand work.

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