“Black & White” Blog Hop

I’m really excited to be today’s stop on Jennifer Sampou’s Blog Hop for her beautiful new line of fabric, Black & White.  I am sharing the day with Angela Walters, so be sure to pop by her blog where she discusses the quilting for my Black & White quilt.

I have been a long time fan of Jennifer’s fabric designs and I have quite the collection of quilts using her past lines (click the links to see my other quilts): Shimmer, Color:Full, Studio Stash and now Black & White…

Storm At Sea copy

Designing a value-based quilt has been on my to-do list for awhile, so I jumped at the chance to design something for Black & White.  A traditional Storm at Sea block seemed like to perfect way to show off the variety of shades and patterns in the fabric line.

I love the warmth the subtle taupe tones add to the fabrics and look at that amazing quilting by Angela Walters!  I have also been using those dots in every single project I make.  I adore them!

I recently received EQ7 and it was a ton of fun to upload the fabrics into the program and play around them with them.  I don’t think I could have designed this quilt without the ability to play around with the fabrics so freely.

If you are interested in making your own Storm At Sea, the pattern is available for FREE at Robert Kaufman, or you can purchase a kit, which includes the pattern and Black & White fabrics to make the top, at Keepsake Quilting.

And now for the prizes!

On Jennifer’s Blog:

Win a FQ bundle of the entire Black and White line!  Stop by Jennifer’s blog for details on how to enter!

On my Blog:

Win this Taquito FQ pack of Black & White fabrics.  All you need to do is leave a comment telling me what you would make with Black & White!  I’ll pick a winner by Random Number Generator on Tuesday evening.

On Instagram:

Win a Taquito FQ rollup and “Elephant and I” Pattern. Enter to win by re-posting any Blog Hop projects and tag #blackandwhitefabrics and #jennifersampou
My Instagram handle is betteroffthread, so be sure to find me and repost my project!
Stop by the other participating blogs for inspiration and more giveaways!


January 23 JenniferSampou.comRobert Kaufman Blog
January 24 Jenny Pedigo and Helen Robinson-Sew Kind of Wonderful blog
January 25 Teresa Coates- Fabric Depot
January 26 Amy Gibson- Stitchery Dickory Dock
January 27 AnneMarie Chany- Gen X Quilters
January 28 Casey York- The Studiolo
January 29 C&T Publishing – Stash Books
January 30 APQ- All People Quilt
January 31 Angela Pingel
February 1 Angela Walters / Janice Zeller Ryan
February 2 Sarah Sharp
February 3 Dritz- Make Something
February 4 Nicole Daksiewicz- Modern Handcraft
February 5 Liesel Gibson- Oliver + S
February 6 Christopher Thompson / Natalie Barnes
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.

Have a wonderful week!!

111 thoughts on ““Black & White” Blog Hop

  1. My son has been asking for a new quilt and as black is one of his favorite colors, “Black and White” would work perfectly with a few red accents thrown in just for fun.

  2. I have wanted to make a value-based quilt, but no idea how to pull it together! You have solved the 2 biggest problems: what colors/line and what kind of pattern. THIS quilt I will make. And if having EQ7 helped you do this, then it’s time I make that leap as well! Thanks for much for being my inspiration today. (and I might just throw a bunch of mid-range turquoise on the backing)

  3. Your quilt is amazing. I love the use of the feather fabríc in your blocks. Once I went to Jennifer Sampou’s page, I knew that I wanted to make the Elephant and I pattern. It definitely “speaks” to me :). Magistra13 at yahoo dot com

  4. Beautiful contrasts. I can see an Indian Teepee in cream and black, with the feather print as background
    “Shelter in a storm”.

  5. Beautiful quilt. I love the idea of a black and white quilt and a pop of color. I have a mariners compass medallion I’ve been wanting to make into a gray scale quilt. These would be perfect for that!

  6. The fabric is beautiful! The quilting adds to the quilt, but the piecing is spot on with the fabric and the dotted background! I like to use a small complementary print as background on my quilts. Thank you for sharing.

  7. The fabric is beautiful! The quilting adds texture to the quilt, but the patter and piecing is wonderful. I usually use a small print for the background in most of my quilts. This really adds interest.

  8. Gorgeous quilt! I’ve admired “Storm at Sea” quilts for quite some time now. I think I would give it a go! Thanks for the chance to win!

  9. I’d make a tote bag with these lovely fabrics. Can’t go wrong with black and white!
    Gorgeous quilt-but way too advanced for a beginner like me-something to aspire to for sure.

  10. Early in my marriage, I made a black and white wall hanging that appeared 3D because of the color placement. It faded and got put away, but my husband still mentions it. If I won, I would make him a replacement!

  11. I love your Storm at Sea, I’ve never made that pattern, and it would be great to try! I’ve used some of Jennifer’s fabrics before and loved them!

  12. Your quilt is absolutely stunning!! One always wanted to make a Storm at Sea quilt, and your design is inspiring!! If I won I would make a bed runner.

  13. I really think you used this collection brilliantly. I especially like that you play with value even when working in your lightest or darkest areas. I have been toying with the idea of a Bargello quilt and these fabrics may be a good fit.

  14. i love working with black and white, these are a lovely twist on the colors. I think I’d make a wall hanging for our new living room!

  15. Gorgeous quilt – takes a special brain to create something like that -congratulations! Me, I’d probably make table runners with the Black & White! lol

  16. I’ve never made a value based quilt, but this looks very intriguing!! It’s so beautiful. I have EQ7, but haven’t quite mastered it. Do you know of any super helpful online courses for it?

  17. I’d love to try a building blocks quilt with the black and whites, maybe do a little toss of color like Jennifer did with her Elephant and I quilt.

  18. Wow- such a complicated and successful use of the fabric. I want to use them as the base for trying my first embellished piece.

  19. I would like to make a quilt for the Ronald McDonald House in Seattle. They need more teen friendly quilts, and this is lovely grown-up fabric.

  20. I’ve been eyeing some zippered bag patterns. The black and white would pair nicely with a solid color and a colorful zipper. Your Storm at Sea is lovely. I particularly like how your fabric choices make such a traditional block so modern and fresh. Thanks! Notwendy gmail

  21. I love the Storm at Sea pattern and I really love the way you have the fabrics going from light to dark. So beautiful. Thank you for the giveaway. I would use it to make a quilt or a bag.

  22. Your quilt is simply stunning. Thanks for sharing the pattern and your tutorials. I will make this quilt in black and white. Thank you for the giveaway. I am loving the hop!

  23. I am actually working on a black, white, grey, and blue quilt right now. These would fit in perfectly! Thank you for the chance. Your quilt is lovely. You did an awesome job on it.

  24. Love this collection more and more with each project I see. I think I would use the prize to make a wallet or two. Thanks for the chance.

  25. Your Storm At Sea quilt is stunning! The fast-changing shades of gray-white evoke the image of churning water, foam & sea-spray! Awesome work.
    I love Jennifer Sampou’s fabrics… This B&W collection is another winner.
    IF I’m the lucky winner of your Taquito FQ pack, I’d like to make a table runner for my very macho step-son. These beautifully shaded fabrics would work well in his decor.

  26. This is beautiful and wonderfully versatile fabric. I would like to make a jacket, a vest, and a quilt with it! Thanks for the chance to win!

  27. Your quilt is so gorgeous. I love the way you played with the fabrics. I’d love to make a tablecloth for my dining room table out of the black & white fabrics.

  28. I have been wanting to make an improv-pieced Double Wedding Ring quilt, and this collection would be perfect, with the addition of a bright red-orange!

  29. Very cool quilt! I love the contrast of absolutes and relationships between colors and shapes and movement in the quilt. I’m thinking triangles: maybe a pyramid quilt, or migrating flying geese, or a mariner’s compass.

  30. Love the black and white! You did an amazing job with the quilt! I agree with you that it’s a great way to show of the fabrics…..hmmmmmm….I’m thinking that quilt would look really nice in the family room! 🙂

  31. I’m currently working on some smaller projects and Jennifer’s Black and White line will play wonderfully with the other colors I’m using!

  32. I love your quilt. It’s a great use of the fabric line. I’d love to add these fabrics to ones I’m gathering for a new quilt design I’m working on.

  33. I would make a quilt. Maybe just black and white or maybe with some pops of color. These fabrics would also be lovely for a tote bag.

  34. I love your quilt. It is stunning. The shading in the line is perfect. I would love to make that pattern and have downloaded the pattern. Thanks.

  35. A mid-west winter scene………snow, bare trees and a Cardinal for a Pop of Color. Your quilt is amazing………great work!

  36. magnificent – it’s the only word that came to mind when I saw your Black & White. Thanks for all your links today, already downloaded the Storm at Sea pattern.

  37. OMGosh – your quilt is absolutely gorgeous! I would love to make a black & white quilt-with just a touch of red! Thanks so much for the chance to win 🙂

  38. I’ve been wanting to get some B&W fabrics to make a charity quilt for my work (non-profit) to auction off. I feel like the B&W might be more broadly appealing.

  39. Janice , Thank you for sharing your enthusiasm for Jennifer Sampou’s past and present collections.
    I too love Shimmer (I hope your Shimmer quilt is still glamming up your living space).
    With Black and White it would be clothing, a sarong, long flowing skirt, or blouse, all accented in brights like turquoise, coral, raspberry Kona’s.

  40. My son and daughter-in-law have a “thing” for black and white, so I having been planning a black and white quilt for them — probably a sofa quilt.

  41. After seeing your Storm at Sea quilt in these black and whites I would definitely make one of those…..absolutely beautiful.

  42. I’ve been planning a black and white and maybe red quilt for a while, so these would go perfectly with what I’ve been collecting!

  43. I would make a table topper if I win this Taquito. My daughter loves elephants, so the pattern would be perfect to make her a quilt.

  44. I would make a churn dash quilt with the lighter colors being the back ground.
    Your storm at sea quilt is lovely and the fabrics are beautiful!

  45. It’s my niece’s birthday and I’m planning a black and white colour scheme with a splash of purple… Simple but sophisticated (hopefully)

  46. I want to make a smaller version of this quilt, for a wall hanging. Can I just reduce all piece sizes by say 1/2″. I am shooting for 50 x 70ish area finished.
    Thx for your directions and keep up your good work

  47. I love the storm at sea… I’m going to try it with shades of teals and creams.
    Would love to make a quilted book bag with the black and white fabric, for my granddaughters who love to read!
    Thank you sooooo much for the storm at sea pattern. Blessings

  48. Beautiful quilt. I have been wanting to make my sister a black and white quilt . This one would be wonderful for her. She would love it.

  49. Fell in love with the pattern and made a square variation of it in chartreuse, gray, off white, and aqua that turned out beautifully, one of the most spectacular quilts I’ve yet made.

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  51. Your Storm at sea was awesome. Living by the ocean, the quilt feels just like that quilt. I would also like to work the color values. As Betty said, you have given me the steps on how to achieve my problems with which colors and which pattern. Best of all, I can’t wait to put on my couch and watch the ocean! Thanks.

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