13 August 2011

UPDATED: Ride the "Sweet Waves"

Connecting Threads is having a quilting fabric design competition and the prize is HUGE. It's a chance to design your own collection to be offered in their catalog for next year, $2000.00, and royalties from the sales! There were no themes and you could use as many as 15 colors in your design. Above is my focal fabric entry, "Sweet Waves", for Phase 1. It was inspired by a graphic design I did for an art class in college. I chose the shades of teal, purple, and green because the were calming and serene.

The results are in and you can view the top 5 designs here. Thank you to everyone who voted! However, I didn't make the top 5, so I will be adding this and some coordinating fabrics to my design library on Spoonflower.com. 

05 August 2011

UPDATED: Sharks to the Left, Sharks to the Right

I can't believe how fast the summer has flown by. I have been very busy on several projects and one of them has been attempting fabric design. I entered my first design in Spoonflower's weekly contest. The theme is "Sharks". I was inspired by a book my son likes to read about whale sharks. I just love their beautiful spots and stripes.

The results are in and...I didn't even place in the top 10. However, I had a great time trying fabric design and will continue to improve my design skills in this area. To see the winner and the top 10 fabrics, click here. Congratulations everyone and great designs!