The winner of our autumn-themed Fabric Of the Week contest -- in which designers were allowed to use no more than three colors and white -- is none other than Dennis Bennett, or dennisthebadger, a doctor from Frankfurt, Germany, who happens to dabble in fabric design. Dennis has won two previous contests, including the contest sponsored by the folks at NAP, the maker of Boba baby carriers. What's more, this makes the second week in row that a male designer has won our Fabric Of the Week contest. That's certainly never happened before, but perhaps it's a trend. Be sure to check out the top ten designs from the contest this week and if anyone decides to make an autumn-themed quilt from the winners, please, please, please post a photo in the Flickr group! Read more about <a href="http://blog.spoonflower.com/2011/09/shades-of-fall-on-fabric-see-the-winner-of-our-autumn-themed-fabric-design-contest.html">Shades Of Fall On Fabric: Winner Of Our Autumn-Themed Fabric Design Contest</a>.
This week's contest celebrates flying machines. From airplanes to hot air balloons, and every contraption in between, who doesn't love to fly? Create a flying machine-themed design to be previewed at the fat quarter size (21" x 18"). Deadline for entry is Tuesday, March 31st. Voting will open on Thursday, April 2nd.
Let's head to the islands! This week's design challenge celebrates islands, our favorite landform surrounded by water. Create an island-themed design to be previewed at the fat quarter size (21" x 18"). Deadline for entry is Tuesday, April 7th. Voting will open on Thursday, April 9th.
We’re teaming up with Creativebug for a very special Design Challenge! Folks enrolled in the Creativebug Fabric Design Series are welcome to submit designs created especially for this contest, and our community at large will choose their favorites. All top-ten entries win incredible prizes! Please see the blog for more details. Deadline for entry is Tuesday, April 14, 2015. Voting will open Thursday, April 16, 2015.
Did you know that honeybees pollenate 80% of all fruit, vegetable and seed crops in the United States?! Celebrate these busy beneficial insects in this week's Design Challenge. Create a bee-inspired design to be previewed at the fat quarter size (21" x 18"). Deadline for entry is Tuesday, April 21st. Voting will open on Thursday, April 23rd.
Celebrate mom by creating a floral border print design to be previewed at the one yard size (42" x 36"). You can even score extra points with mom by printing out your design and sewing up a custom skirt, just for her (optional)! Deadline for entry is Tuesday, April 28th. Voting will open on Thursday, April 30th.
Instructions and rules for our weekly fabric design contests appear on our upcoming contests page .