Monday, March 21, 2011

Shirtings and a work in progress

I have a thing for "shirtings." (Fabrics like the ones above - little prints on white/muslin.) I just really like them - I think they're my favorite of the reproduction-era fabrics. I love to throw them in modern quilts, like my Halloween quilt last fall. This project is a little more traditional. 
I feel like I haven't shared very much new stuff recently.  I've been working on bunch of projects over the past few weeks that I haven't really been able to share. So I thought I'd give a sneak peak of one of them. This little pile is a mystery quilt for an upcoming retreat this week.  Hopefully no one going to the retreat sees this post. I'm hoping since it's in a day and a half, I'll be safe.
I will share the finished result after the retreat is through. I'm thinking of a pattern as well.  My 'to do' list is getting kind of scary.


  1. Hmmm... very secretive!! I like that. Love the sneak peek! My word verification is extra, so maybe you should show us a little extra???

  2. Gorgeous peek Amy! Have fun at your retreat.

  3. I feel the same way over shirting!!...and churn dash is my favourite block...I'm drooling!

  4. My to do list sometimes gets scary too. I just try not to think about it! Or else I sew like crazy and get caught up! Sometimes not thinking about it is the only alternative!

  5. I love the churn dash block. Your sneak peek looks great!

  6. Oh, boy, I am already in love! Thank you for the sneak peek. :)

  7. Your blocks look wonderful. :o)
    I too love those little prints.
    There is just something about them that makes my heart skip a beat. :o)
    Have a wonderful time at your retreat.
    Sincerely, Trish

  8. I'm leading a mystery quilt at our shop...we are on month/clue #8....I"m on clue #3!!!;o

    I actually worked on it yesterday...cut out, peeled paper and ironed over 300+ 2" HSTs!!! This was the most involved clue..I hope to catch up this weekend!

    We have some of that shirting at is nice...goes with a lot of stuff.

    Have a great time at the retreat!

  9. Loving the red and white! Pretty!

    The shirting fabrics are great...a nice change to WOW

  10. I love shirting fabrics, too. Can't get enough of them. The red and white churn dashes are great.

  11. Love the red and white using the shirting fabric. Looks bright and cheery. Thank you for sharing. Looking forward to seeing the finished top

    Have a super great sewing and stitching day.

  12. Retreats: wonderful!
    Red and white: wonderful!
    Sneak peaks: less wonderful, but just because I'm so curious!


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