Black and White Collection by Jennifer Sampou

Black and White Collection blog hopWe had the joy of seeing Jennifer Sampou's latest collection for Robert Kaufman Fabrics at Quilt Market last October and we were all enamored by Black and White. So when she asked if we'd participate in her blog hop, we readily agreed, eager to share this gorgeous range of fabrics with our customers and readers.
Black and White includes six different designs in three colorways; for our project, we picked a little of each. We used 12 different fabrics from her new collection and coordinating Studio Stash Yarn Dyed fabrics with a traditional quilt block called Winding Ways to create a wall quilt that plays up its curves.
Using the Accuquilt die cutter made it easy to both cut out and assemble the various shades into this wall quilte we are calling "Supernova."
Black (and White) Hole by Teresa Coates
For the back, we used her large-scale print and quilted it by stitching along the seam lines to show off the circles formed by the curves of the quilt pattern.
back of Supernova quilt
To inspire you with even more possibilities, we hope you'll join in on the blog hop, visiting new designers, teachers and companies over the next two weeks as they share their Black and White projects, as well. Jennifer, Robert Kaufman Fabrics and Sew Kind of Wonderful have already started and you'll want to go back and check them out, then follow along as it continues: 
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 her 1/23 opening blog post.)
close up of Supernova quilt
We loved working with Jennifer's Black and White collection and want to give you the chance to work with it, too! We have the full collection available online and in-store.
In addition we are giving away two fat quarter bundles of the fabrics used in our wall quilt. Just comment on this blog post and tell us what you love most about the Black and White collection. Comment by February 7 on this post; we will announce the winner for our bundle on February 10. 
black and white collection fat quarterDon't miss out on on your chance to win a full fat quarter bundle from Jennifer! Visit her original blog post from January 23rd and leave a comment on which project was most inspiring to be entered to win! 



January 25, 2015 at 6:21 AM

I can pair it with so many beautiful colours.



January 25, 2015 at 9:36 AM

This collection is great because it can easily stand alone, but also looks stunning paired with striking (or subtle) shades of blue or pink or green. And there is a dot in the lineup which is a bit scruffy and I think it could become the next go-to neutral or background for many projects!


Beth Miller

January 25, 2015 at 12:14 PM

I love the tonal effect that the whole collection gives in a quilt.


Michele Timms

January 25, 2015 at 12:19 PM

This collection is classy and elegant, I'd love to make a quilt with it and I'd choose the Storm at Sea pattern.


Quilting Tangent

January 25, 2015 at 12:37 PM

I love the patterns.


Sharon S

January 25, 2015 at 1:18 PM

I really like the variety of prints.



January 25, 2015 at 1:18 PM

hoping to win as I'm going to make a black and white( which have great contrast ) quilt with 1 bright - lime green probably- in the near future.


Jane Prestidge

January 25, 2015 at 1:22 PM

Hoping you meant 'leave a comment by Feb 7'!! I love working with black and white so much and just got hooked on the series watching them all in a few weeks time!! This will be a wonderful bundle to win!


Debbie Rogowski

January 25, 2015 at 1:26 PM

I the variety of these fabrics, large prints, prints and they all go so well together. Jennifer Sampou really hit the mark on this one. And her Elephant and I quilt is so inspiring



January 25, 2015 at 1:28 PM

I love that you have add any color to it and it will be beautiful.



January 25, 2015 at 1:34 PM

I don't think I'd like an entire quilt of just black & white but I would love to use the Black & White collection along with bright colors (maybe red and/or yellow) - Black and White would make it a spectacular quilt.


Lisa Garber

January 25, 2015 at 1:46 PM

I have never really been a fan of plain colors....but ai must say this collection is far from plain! The variations of color play ans beatiful prints are amazing! This collection is my most favorite of the year by far.


Karen Martin

January 25, 2015 at 2:16 PM

As a polka dot lover, I have to say I love the dots the most, but the butterflies are a close second!



January 25, 2015 at 2:16 PM

Love love love the faded with the ombre effects? Thanks for the giveaway!



January 25, 2015 at 2:21 PM

I like the large print designs.



January 25, 2015 at 2:26 PM

I love the versatility of the collection. Your wall hanging is simply stunning.


Kathie L

January 25, 2015 at 2:33 PM

I like the softness that the addition of the grays gives.


Joyce Triezenberg

January 25, 2015 at 2:35 PM

I hope January 7 was not the deadline because I surely would love to win a fat quarter bundle of these beautiful and inspiring fabrics!



January 25, 2015 at 3:02 PM

I love the different textures in the collection.


Lisa Marie

January 25, 2015 at 3:11 PM

Wow, such beautiful designs and the black & white can go with anything! I especially love the nature themed prints and I always like dots. I would love to try some of these fabrics, thanks for the chance to win.



January 25, 2015 at 3:18 PM

I love how elegant and versatile this collection is. Your supernova is stunning!



January 25, 2015 at 3:20 PM

I love the overall softness of the colors in this collection.



January 25, 2015 at 3:30 PM

I love the softer contrast than in lots of black/white combos.


Julie in WA

January 25, 2015 at 3:30 PM

I love the way the whites play together. I am a big fan of pieced backgrounds in whites.



January 25, 2015 at 3:31 PM

Black & White is so versatile! It would make a great quilt on its own or with one pop of colour added. I love the flight theme, especially the feathers and butterflies. There are also great blenders in this collection.



January 25, 2015 at 4:19 PM

The possibilities are endless with black and white. Add in just one color and everything changes. I just love this quilt!



January 25, 2015 at 4:54 PM

It is a beautiful collection that would be stunning in any quilt with a bright solid:)


Diane Beavers

January 25, 2015 at 5:35 PM

Black and White speaks unity and peace to me. It's elegant too and just looks so rich:)
The circles on back of your quilt portray that elegance!
Thank you, Teresa, for sharing your shop info and the opportunity to win a the bundles. It's so generous of



January 25, 2015 at 5:39 PM

That black and white fabric is stunning and would be perfect for a quilt just requested by my daughter who doesn't like traditional bright colored quilts. I could make her a "modern" quilt. Thanks


Linda Webster

January 25, 2015 at 5:42 PM

I love Blank & White because the contrast between the two colours can make a dramatic quilt. Supernova demonstrates this perfectly!


Toni Arnold

January 25, 2015 at 5:59 PM

I like the wide assortment of possiblilities this collection gives to the quilter, modern or traditional.


Rhonda Davis

January 25, 2015 at 6:48 PM

The black and white palette can stand alone or be paired with any other color...endless possibilities!!!


Sarah S.

January 25, 2015 at 7:21 PM

I like the way the blacks, grays and whites have the same values within their own groups. I fell in love with black and white prints when I made my last quilt. Bright colors really stand out when used with these black and whites.


Kathleen Dalecio

January 25, 2015 at 7:35 PM

I love the softness of the black/white/gray colors in Jennifer Sampou's new collection vs. the typical starkness of other B&W pairings. There's a slightly vintage aura to the collection as well. Looks like another winner for sure. I would love to be one of your lucky winners!


Joanne King

January 25, 2015 at 8:20 PM

I like to cream colored fabrics. They look really good together, and they would make a great "scrappy" cream background


Joyce Carter

January 25, 2015 at 8:41 PM

This is a beautiful collection of prints and I love the design. They are stunning alone but will be awesome used with another color. Thank you for the giveaway.(Your quilt is so beautiful!)



January 25, 2015 at 8:54 PM

I love this fabric collection - it reminds me of a challenge our Guild did years & years ago called "Black & White & One Other Color". It was so much fun to see the creativity the people came up with!


Peggy W

January 25, 2015 at 9:18 PM

I love that you can put any color with black and white and give it a whole different feel. This line is great and has so many possibilities. Thank you for the inspiration and for the generous giveaway.


Mary Ann

January 25, 2015 at 9:53 PM

What a great giveaway. I might use a very light gray with the black and white or maybe a red would look great too.



January 25, 2015 at 10:54 PM

I love how versatile it can be and would love to pair it with a bright solid.



January 26, 2015 at 12:29 AM

Your quilt is beautiful! The shapes you used make the white fabric just shimmer! I love the value and pattern contrasts in this collection. I never imagined that black and white could have so much variety!



January 26, 2015 at 12:44 AM

The collection is beautiful with endless possibilities. I can think of so many projects to use all the different fabrics!


Vicki H

January 26, 2015 at 1:11 AM

The black and white is great by itself and really pops with a little bit of red or orange.



January 26, 2015 at 2:46 AM

I love your quilt! This collection is so classic and wonderful!! I love the bold pattern you can create on the soft background!! I also love that you could add a pop of any colour you chose.



January 26, 2015 at 4:14 AM

I like that its creamy colored.



January 26, 2015 at 5:50 AM

Your quilt is simply stunning, I love how you can create such an amazing effect with just 2 colours - WOW.


Nicole Sender

January 26, 2015 at 7:47 AM

I like the concept of black & white! Black & White Collection Butterfly Lace - Smoke is my favorite.


Denise W

January 26, 2015 at 12:47 PM

The delicate shadings work wonderfully with most any other solid about the Pantone - Marsala? Love, love the feathers.


Marilyn Kay

January 26, 2015 at 2:16 PM

Really lke the combinations and pattern you used. Hope you have it on display so I can see it in person.



January 26, 2015 at 2:43 PM



anna brown

January 26, 2015 at 2:49 PM

I like it because it can be for a man or a women.....Just depends on what color you put with love love


Carol Nelms

January 26, 2015 at 3:07 PM

I love the versatility! I have not worked with black and white much but this blog-hop may change that!



January 26, 2015 at 3:22 PM

I love the variety of fabrics and shades!



January 26, 2015 at 3:25 PM

I like the variety of prints, and the range of tones. Have to say my favorite is the feather print.



January 26, 2015 at 4:13 PM

stunning. that elephant pattern is gorgeous!


Sarah J.

January 26, 2015 at 4:29 PM

I love the shades and how soft the whites look in your photo. I would love to make a quilt from this collection- so lovely.


becky m

January 26, 2015 at 5:35 PM

ooh,, this is so gorgeous! Nice work. I love that the collection only uses two "neutrals" but is so versatile and varied within those colors.


Janet T

January 26, 2015 at 7:04 PM

I like these prints because they are superior to most that I see out there. They would look good alone in larger blocks. Thanks for bringing something new to the game.


Susan B. K.

January 26, 2015 at 7:19 PM

I love the variety of prints within this collection. Thanks for the giveaway!



January 27, 2015 at 12:55 AM

Love that this black & white collection is so much more than black & white! Smoke, shadow, ash, iron, charcoal, snow... & the prints are fabulous too. Feathers is my favorite.



January 27, 2015 at 8:49 AM

I would love to sew up a few tops using this line of fabric.



January 27, 2015 at 9:20 AM

I love the variety of the prints, and a quilt with just these fabrics would be stunning! Adding a small accent color piece, though, would make it terrific!



January 27, 2015 at 10:56 AM

I love the black on gray pieces, very elegant! I also love the large scale pieces- just beautiful!



January 27, 2015 at 11:10 AM

I have collected b&w prints for years. This collection have a nice variety of shades and the prints have different scale.



January 27, 2015 at 11:11 AM

I love the colors and the prints. Your Wallhanging is beautiful!



January 27, 2015 at 11:15 AM

Well you just can not go wrong with black and white. It makes every project crisp and fresh! Love it!



January 27, 2015 at 11:22 AM

It is just so versatile , patterns are lovely!!


Carol Kuse

January 27, 2015 at 12:06 PM

I can hardly wait to see this great collection. I have always loved black and white.


Christine Puniello

January 27, 2015 at 12:36 PM

Love this collection-so classic! Will go with any color!!


Debby E

January 27, 2015 at 12:46 PM

What's not to love?! This fabric is beautifully awesome - I think I really love the prints. Thanks so much for the chance to win.



January 27, 2015 at 2:21 PM

First I love the way there is so much movement in these prints when you put them together. I love the large scale prints (which I adore and like to use for backing) and the tiny more subtle prints that work great in contrast. ...esp the ombre pieces. Oh I love it all!!!



January 27, 2015 at 2:25 PM

Great prints - it's so hard to find a good selection of black and white fabrics!



January 27, 2015 at 2:35 PM

I love the clean lines of the black and white prints. Would love to try my hand using them...and maybe pairing with some RED.



January 27, 2015 at 2:58 PM

As usual I'm loving the dots from this collection.


Jessica P.

January 27, 2015 at 5:31 PM

There is so much to love. I personally love the feathers! I would love to pair these fabrics with some blue.


Sharon S

January 27, 2015 at 5:49 PM

I love all the different patterns in the fabrics. The subtlety of the tone on tone fabrics are wonderful.


Allison C

January 27, 2015 at 6:16 PM

This is awesome! Love the large scale print you used for the back.


Bari B

January 27, 2015 at 7:52 PM

My favorite thing about this collection is the texture the prints give with the limited colors. Beautiful!



January 27, 2015 at 8:20 PM

I really like that this collection has a variety of shades. Thanks for the chance to win!


Kelly Wilson

January 27, 2015 at 8:37 PM

Black & white is striking. It stands alone or mixes with a solid color so well. Love it! notwendy gmail


Dawn Jones

January 27, 2015 at 9:57 PM

I love the varying prints. Have a great day!



January 27, 2015 at 11:30 PM

I love the different prints - a great variety - I love all of them!



January 28, 2015 at 1:31 AM

This is such a great collection. By itself it is striking but I can imagine it would pair nicely to accent colour or even with a pop of one colour. I really like the monochrome look though. I bet you could make some neat Escher-esque patterns with it



January 28, 2015 at 2:22 AM

I love how this collection is so versatile and how much it changes depending on what solids it's paired with. The large scale print you used on the back is fantastic!



January 28, 2015 at 4:02 AM

Turquoise or lime green are my go to colors with black and white.



January 28, 2015 at 8:38 AM

I really love this collection.



January 28, 2015 at 11:51 AM

Beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love the way you pieced them together and the color combination.


Jackie Thompson

January 28, 2015 at 12:33 PM

I love how the prints are so individual. Black and White is definitely not boring! It's beautiful!



January 28, 2015 at 2:44 PM

I love seeing all the different ways this collection can be used. The variations of patterns vary the tone of the color and make it so versatile. Can't wait to use it!


Mary Ann

January 28, 2015 at 4:30 PM

I love black and white and would make a tote bag.


Allison CB

January 28, 2015 at 6:16 PM

i love black and white prints - there is so much drama that you can have in a quilt with them! My best quilts have always had black and white prints in them!


Karen Thurn

January 29, 2015 at 12:10 AM

It's so universal. I can put any color with it for interest. I'm starting a black and white quilt and have another one in the planning stage.


Isabella Morton

January 29, 2015 at 2:16 AM

Lovely fabric I would like to make a quilt for my OWN bed which hasn't happened yet


Jennifer Rose

January 29, 2015 at 11:47 PM

The variety of prints and the range of white textures are beautiful and timeless.


Mary D

January 30, 2015 at 5:44 AM

I love this classic color combo and the prints of this collection. It goes with any other colors too.



January 31, 2015 at 3:36 AM

I love black and white quilts. This one looks like it will be wonderful with red or greens because of the cream colors in it. I see lots of flowers and stems so there will be lots of opportunity for all kinds of great borders.


Rosalind Gutierrez

January 31, 2015 at 10:09 AM

I especially love the feather prints as they so real they could jump off the fabric. Would look great in a quilt with a splash of color like lime green.


Sonya E

January 31, 2015 at 11:58 AM

Which die did you use for the pattern. Were the curves hard to sew? I love it.


Teresa Coates

February 2, 2015 at 3:16 PM

It's the Winding Ways die from Accuquilt. Curves are always a little tricky to start with, but with some practice, they get much, much easier.


Karen A

January 31, 2015 at 12:01 PM

The range of shades and the beautiful prints are great. This is a classic combo that would be at home in any quilters stash.


Mom C

January 31, 2015 at 2:13 PM

I love black and white collections and jennifer has great designs and the blending. It is stunning. Thanks.



January 31, 2015 at 3:35 PM

Versatility! So great to use by itself, or with lots of colors.


Karen J

January 31, 2015 at 8:44 PM

That is a fantastic design!



February 1, 2015 at 12:58 AM

The black and white prints are so elegant and classic. I think they would make a really great modern wall hanging.


Frances Quigley

February 1, 2015 at 1:01 AM

I would love to make a black and white quilt with a little yellow or red thrown in just for fun.



February 1, 2015 at 11:56 AM

I love the curves, it's stunning! There are endless uses for these beautiful fabrics. Thanks for the chance to win!


Elizabeth Bell

February 1, 2015 at 1:21 PM

So versatile: modern or traditional or everything inbetween.


Dorothy L

February 1, 2015 at 2:46 PM

This fabric line is gorgeous! you can either enjoy it as is, or add a pop of color to really stand out.


Carrie O

February 1, 2015 at 10:25 PM

The black and white prints are nice if you want to go elegant or relaxed [I made a set of sofa pillows in Little Black Dress a couple years ago]. They can provide visual interest while not overwhelming the senses, which for me is a big deal.


Ali W

February 2, 2015 at 7:18 AM

I love the variety of tones - it might be called black and white but it is every shade of grey and cream in between.



February 2, 2015 at 10:17 AM

What do I love about this collection? That it is black and white! Been on a B&W kick lately :) Lovely fabric, great giveaway!



February 2, 2015 at 4:04 PM

I really like that large scale grey floral print and overall how the collection is gentle and soft not like some black and white collections were is it very harsh.



February 3, 2015 at 11:22 AM

I love the variety. My favorite prints are the the feathers.


Ramona Putnam

February 3, 2015 at 3:55 PM

I love what you did with this quilt! This collection seams to bring out the best when it comes to designing. I'm seeing some wonderful creations. Thanks for the chance to win.


Teresa P

February 3, 2015 at 9:54 PM

So, so beautiful! I'd probably make something with some solids in khaki, cream and charcoal to highlight those lovely prints.


Rhonda Best

February 5, 2015 at 6:47 AM

What I love most about the Black and White collection is the contrasting and yet complimentary way the fabrics can be used. Thank you for the chance.



February 5, 2015 at 12:34 PM

I would love to make a black & white quilt. And this fabric is great; the whole range of values!



February 5, 2015 at 5:37 PM

"Supernova" is exquisite! What I love the most about the Black and White collection is its extreme versatility. It can be pared with any other color, or combination or colors, whether it is brights, pastels, or other single color collections. Great opportunity to spark end-of-winter lagging creativity!



February 5, 2015 at 11:16 PM

I love prints with a nature theme!


Teresa Block

February 6, 2015 at 3:37 PM

I love the diversity of prints in this collection. Since the colors are limited to this lovely palette, it allows the pattern play... dots, plaids, botanics, etc!


Julie B

February 7, 2015 at 2:35 PM

I love your quilt and the contrast of black on white.


anna brown

February 7, 2015 at 5:54 PM

i really enjoyed the different ways people used the black and white and made it theirs..... ty for sharing your ideas.....


Carol Y

February 8, 2015 at 2:40 AM

It's classic and timeless! A very elegant collection that can stand on its own or be paired with a single pop of color.



February 9, 2015 at 1:55 PM

I know the collection is called black and whites...but to tell you the truth I LOVE this line for it's creams and grays. They look amazing together!!!