A Sailor Top in Black & White

Happy Monday friends!  Another start to another great week….  SO today is a fun day- I’m today’s stop on the blog hop for Jennifer Sampou’s brand new fabric line, Black & White, for Robert Kaufman fabrics!

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When I met Jennifer at fall market, and she asked if I’d be interested in participating in the hop, I only had to take one look at her gorgeous booth of fresh, versatile fabrics…um, YES!  And I knew instantly what I would make- the Sailor Top!  

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Ah, yes!  I’ve been dying to make this blouse (a brand new pattern by my friends at Fancy Tiger Crafts) and as soon as I saw these darling little polka dots, I knew it was a match made in heaven…I will wear this top ALL the time!  No literally, like every day.

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And a scrap strip of some Kona solid yellow was just enough to make a perfect little flower brooch.


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I also have to mention…and you know I wouldn’t unless I really meant it…I was really, truly, quite impressed with the thickness of the fabric.  Thick, soft…wait a second…did I actually just stitch up a high quality, designer blouse, at my dining room table in 2 hours???  Never again, Old Navy or Gap, never again will I throw $40 at you for a top that will most definitely shrink, ravel, and fray in a few washings, and that 9 million other women are probably also wearing, when I can make a custom high quality top like this on a lazy afternoon while sipping tea! (epiphany moment).  Maybe I like garment sewing afterall.

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This yummy line of fabrics is available in stores NOW, so go check it out!  If you make something, be sure to post about it on social media and use the hashtags #blackandwhitefabrics and #jennifersampou

And don’t forget to check out the other stops on the blog hop!  Lots of fabulous projects featuring this fantastic, versatile new line.  Quilts, bags, clothing….there’s nothing you can’t make with blacks and whites!

January 23 JenniferSampou.comRobert Kaufman Blog Let’s get it started!
January 31 Angela Pingel
February 2 Sarah Sharp
February 7 Jennifer Sampou Wrap up
February 9 Jennifer Sampou Announce Winner. Must have comment in by February 9th on my 1/23 opening blog post.
Oooh, also…how about a giveaway!  Let’s do it on IG this time!  Pop on over to my Instagram account, follow me (@StitcheryDickory), and like my photo today of my new blouse…on Wednesday, 1/28/15 I’ll pick a random liker to win this fun FQ pack of Black and White fabrics!
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Triple Barnstar Pattern is Here!

YAY!  Happy day!  I’m so excited to finally be offering the Triple Barnstar quilt pattern in my shop!

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This has been one of my all time favorite quilts to design and make for so many reasons.  Well, first, I can’t ignore how much I love those juicy Joel Dewberry prints, but more than that, I just love how darn quickly it comes together (thanks to those big fat blocks!).  It’s 72″ X 72″ – great size for a throw (and I use it for a coverlet for  my queen bed), but some folks have even added their own white border to make it even larger, which I think is a really fun option.

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