A Sampling of Little Black Dress

Amy FriendBasic Grey, buttons, sampler9 Comments

I’ve made another Basic Grey Sampler.  This time, it showcases their new fabric line called Little Black Dress.  It’s a line comprised of neutral prints in creams, tans, greys and black. I believe it is due in stores in August.  I can see this being a very versatile collection, easy to mix and match and a chance to add to my paltry stash of blacks and tans.

I used the Laurel Sampler and made fabric yo yos for each of the nine large circles. I then made covered buttons and secured one in the center or each yo yo. I thought it was a fairly sleek and classy look suiting the fabric line that evokes “marble staircases” and “classic white pearls, satin gloves, lace trimmings.” I used fusible webbing to attach fabric circles to the smaller circles on the canvas and embellished with new buttons that will accompany this line.

I then added a little running stitch around the edges of the circles just because. This sampler will be on display in the BasicGrey booth at quilt market along with a few other things I have yet to finish sewing. I have permission to show them to you as I complete them though so I will be back soon!