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. says

    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. says

    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!

  3. says

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

  4. says

    I&#39;m leading a mystery quilt at our shop…we are on month/clue #8….I&quot;m on clue #3!!!;o <br /><br />I actually worked on it yesterday…cut out, peeled paper and ironed over 300+ 2&quot; HSTs!!! This was the most involved clue..I hope to catch up this weekend!<br /><br />We have some of that shirting at is nice…goes with a lot of stuff.<br /><br />Have a great time at the

  5. says

    Love the red and white using the shirting fabric. Looks bright and cheery. Thank you for sharing. Looking forward to seeing the finished top<br /><br />Have a super great sewing and stitching day.

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