Friday, September 28, 2012

Wishes DO come true...

Today I have a little story to share...a few weeks back ago on Facebook, Gail Pan had posted on her facebook page a recent purchase of a  hand pieced and handquilted double wedding ring quilt.  Of course I (liked) it straight away, and secretly wished I could find a simalar quilt. I did search ebay for such a quilt but with no luck!!

Back to today...I had to go down the coast today and pick up a few supplies and collect the boys from school, so I decided that I might call into the local op shop hoping to find a cane basket to put my chook eggs in and freshly picked flowers/vegies. And low and behold there was this handmade quilt all done up in a clear zippered bag for $10!!!! Oh my excitement!!! I quickly grabbed it for closer inspection and could see hand quilting. I am surprised now that I didn't jump up and down for joy,(just like a little kid) but I think that maybe the odd gasp or two might have escaped my lips!!lol!

Now after I arrived back home, I thought I would have a closer look at my new quilt, and removed it from it's clear bag, but something seemed very familiar about this quilt...


I decided to go back onto Gails post on her Facebook and have another look at her quilt
 

and it was such a surprise, on close inspection that mine looked identical to Gails...even the fabrics! I was thinking about the history of this quilt on my drive home, but now I know that there are 2 very much the same I am even more curious to know the history.

But what amazes me more is that I secretly wished for a quilt just like Gails and it came true!!!
Maybe the title of this post should have been Freaky Friday!!lol

I hope you all have a lovely weekend!!!

Lisa
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18 comments:

Christine M said...

I can't believe you got that beautiful quilt for only $10 Lisa!

Gail said...

That is so amazing! And cheaper at half the price! Well done! Shazam!

Susan said...

What an amazing find. A very lucky Friday.

shez said...

wow thats eery Lisa,what an incredible story,i am so glad that you found it.xx

Larissa said...

Lol! That's fantastic Lisa!!! Hard to believe they were only wanting $10 for it - must not have known how special it was, or how long it would have taken!!! Congratulations on the find - I just know you will give it all the love and care it deserves!!! Woohoo!! What a great Friday!! Hugs!

De said...

Amazing!

Maree: said...

Well Done what a Bargain...I hope you get to find out the History.
Cheers

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

What an amazing story!

Charlie and Wendy said...

That is an amazing story and the quilt is beautiful. I love all your gorgeous garden photos in the previous post too.

Anne Heidi said...

Wow what a story! I remember seeing Gail's quilt as well. Enjoy your new quilt:-)

Val Spiers said...

You just made this up! It is too freaky. What an amazing find though. That is the power of intention.

Sweet Cinnamon Stitches said...

It's gorgeous.....I bet you're still buzzing...LOL!!!

debbie said...

Wow, what a cool story!! Maybe they were made by the same person. There is a mystery for you to try to solve... I have actually made "twin quilts" on two occasions in my quilting career. First time was a patchwork block kit from Keepsake Quilting, back in the late 80s or early 90s, second time was Log Cabin quilts made for myself and a friend. Hope you find some answers...debbie

barb's creations said...

I cannot believe it only cost you $10 for this gorgeous quilt,what a great find :) Barb.

Sunshine & Fabric said...

Lovely story.....little personal things like that are a good reminder that you are loved. Enjoy your quilt - a great find!

Tatkis said...

This quilt is fantastic, so lovely!
And it's a wonderful coincidence (or may be not?) :)
Congratulations!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Bev C said...

Hello Lisa,

The starts moons and planets were certainly lined up for you. Some things are meant to be I think. You enjoy that quilt.

Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Fairy Floss Stitches said...

WOW... How lucky are you? Did you go and buy a lottery ticket too?...
Amazing story!! X Lea