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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.

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    Jackie
    March 21, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    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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    Mary on Lake Pulaski
    March 21, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    Gorgeous peek Amy! Have fun at your retreat.

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    paulette
    March 21, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    I feel the same way over shirting!!…and churn dash is my favourite block…I&#39;m drooling!<br />P

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    Sherri
    March 21, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    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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    lifeinredshoes
    March 21, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    Love those prints and colors!

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    Vicki
    March 21, 2011 at 8:17 pm

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

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    Betty Lou
    March 21, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    Have fun on the retreat!

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    Sachiko
    March 21, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    Oh, boy, I am already in love! Thank you for the sneak peek. πŸ™‚

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    notes of sincerity
    March 22, 2011 at 5:35 am

    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

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    DeeRoo
    March 22, 2011 at 6:02 am

    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 work..it is nice…goes with a lot of stuff.<br /><br />Have a great time at the

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    Sew Create It - Jane
    March 22, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    Loving the red and white! Pretty!<br /><br />The shirting fabrics are great…a nice change to WOW

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    Jeanne
    March 22, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    I love shirting fabrics, too. Can&#39;t get enough of them. The red and white churn dashes are great.

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    Miss Nancy
    March 23, 2011 at 9:15 am

    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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    Live a Colorful Life
    March 23, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    Retreats: wonderful!<br />Red and white: wonderful! <br />Sneak peaks: less wonderful, but just because I&#39;m so curious!

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