The winner of our zodiac fabric contest this week is the talented UK designer Alex Morgan, also known as spellstone, who managed, improbably, to combine astrological symbols with a chintz in an elegant and subtle way in the winning fabric. All of the top ten star-themed designs are, however, lots of fun. Congratulations to Alex and to the rest of the top 10 designers!
Take a trip down memory lane with our Retro Skiing Design Challenge! Create a pattern that uses skiing imagery with a retro or vintage flair. All designs submitted must use a restricted palette (visible here). Previews will be shown at the fat quarter fabric size (21" x 18"). Deadline for entry is Tuesday, December 10th, 2013.
Ring in the New Year wearing a festive party hat that you made yourself! In this Design Challenge we're asking you to create a cut & sew pattern for a party hat (for kids, adults, or pets!). Previews will be shown at the fat quarter fabric size (21" x 18"). Deadline for entry is Tuesday, December 17th, 2013.
This week, designers should use hand-lettering to write a New Year's resolution. Additional design elements are welcome, but the design must have text that has a hand-lettered appearance, and describes a resolution. Previews will be shown at the fat quarter fabric size (21" x 18"). Deadline for entry is Tuesday, December 24th, 2013 (yes, that's Christmas Eve!).
Instructions and rules for our weekly fabric design contests appear on our upcoming contests page .