As we unfold a very special line-up of 16 bloggers who will show their own interpretations of BLACK&WHITE COLLECTION . Daily, they will share how they were inspired and by which of my 24 prints. I am excited to see all the finished projects every day until February 6th. In keeping with blog hop tradition, there is fabric to win every day at every blog stop. On the last day, I will be giving away a FQ Tower of BLACK&WHITE Also check out Instagram for more prizes, as we've been hash tagging great stuff #blackandwhitefabrics #jennifersampou. It's just plain fun!
BLACK&WHITE is a timeless theme whether used on its own or paired with color like in my Elephant and I quilt. It never goes out of style. It has inspired souls since the beginning of human expression. Who knows, maybe first realized at the magical hour just before dawn. Perhaps the fall of dusk when a tree canopy, birds migrating above or mountain range revealed a striking silhouette of black design against a brightened sky— void of intense hue yet full of contrast.
The Elephant and I quilt/pillow pattern is paper pieced, gender neutral (boy pattern insert) using mostly my low volume prints from the collection and the new 2014 Kona Colors Ten Square. The image was inspired by my visit to the Elephant Nature Park in Thailand with my sister where we met the petite and courageous Lek Chailert who devotes her life to the rescue and rehabilitation of elephants.
••••••••••••••••Travel always changes my life for the deeper. It opens my eyes, fills my mind and heart••••••••••••••••••••••••••
One day I will go back and devote more time as a volunteer in Lek's park. For now, I am donating part of the proceeds of the sale of my pattern to Elephant Nature Park. I will also gift her one of my quilts, hopefully in person. I have a limited number of precuts and patterns for sale in my store (free shipping code: BlogHop) if you want to make your own. Yardgage can be found at your favorite store or The Cotton Patch has all 24 bolts plus Studio Stash yarn dyes.
Below is the talent list and we open with some fabulous quilt projects by Better off Thread, Sew Kind of Wonderful (I love their ingenious approach to using one ruler for so many quilt options) and Teresa Coates who is working up some magic for Fabric Depot. Follow along for 16 days and see what everyone is doing. Share with your friends too. We're having a party and we want you here!
To win the grand prize, sign up on my mailing list (if you haven't already) AND leave a comment on my page here by February 8th about which projects inspire you and what you would make if you won fabric. I will be updating this post as it moves through the hop and highlighting the projects. Drawing February 9th.
BLOG HOP SCHEDULE
January 23 JenniferSampou.com, Robert 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.
GRAND PRIZE !
FQ TOWER OF ALL BLACK&WHITE
That wraps it up for today. Be sure to stop by Robert Kaufman blog as they are kicking it off today too! They have a stunning quilt by Janice Ryan, quilted by Angela Walters (both posting about it next week) and it's a FREE download on their website with kit available at Keepsake Quilting.
Until tomorrow. Quilt from morning 'til night in Black&White.