New for Spring: Cotton Lawn Ultra!
In our coordinates contest, designers were asked to create four fabric designs in a collection to fit on a single yard. Wow. The entries in this contest have almost certainly provided some of the loveliest fabrics we've seen emerge from our (many) contests. The winner is the Bloem Coordinates set by Heather Dutton of Hang Tight Studio. While Heather is one of our favorite designers, this is actually her first contest win since our spoons and flowers contest back in the fall of 2009. A lot has changed since then! Read more about <a href="http://blog.spoonflower.com/2012/01/coordinates-in-bloom-congrats-to-hang-tight-studio.html">Coordinates In Bloom</a>.
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 the matriarch in your life 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.
Celebrate the craftmanship that goes into fine woodwork, your latest DIY wood creation, or reminisce about your old high school woodshop projects. Tools, sandpaper, and sawdust, galore! Create a design inspired by woodshop to be previewed at the fat quarter size (21" x 18"). Deadline for entry is Tuesday, May 7th. Voting will open on Thursday, May 9th.
This week's contest celebrates our love of pickled veggies--the star of any picnic, dish, or drink! Create a pickle-themed design to be previewed at the fat quarter size (21" x 18"). Deadline for entry is Tuesday, May 12th. Voting will open on Thursday, May 14th.
Instructions and rules for our weekly fabric design contests appear on our upcoming contests page .