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.

14 comments:

  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???

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

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

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  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!

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

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

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  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

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  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 work..it is nice...goes with a lot of stuff.

    Have a great time at the retreat!

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  9. Loving the red and white! Pretty!

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

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

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  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.

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

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