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Spoonflower Fabric of the Week Sailing (palette-restricted)Contest

Sailing (palette-restricted) Designs

Spoonflower Design Challenge: May 01, 2013

This time around we asked for sailing fabrics, but required designers to use a restricted palette of colors in their designs. The result, I know you'll agree, is an amazing group of fabrics that will make a lovely <a href="http://www.spoonflower.com/fat_quarter_bundles">fat quarter bundle</a>. The winner this week was veteran Spoonflower artist (whose day job is physician) Dennis Bennett of Frankfurt, Germany. Congratulations, Dennis!

Vote in this week's contest:

National Parks

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Upcoming contests

Goats (restricted palette)

Goats are leading the cute clickbait on the internet these days. The way goats bounce and jump in their fits of joy has captivated all of us at one time or another. Take this opportunity to create a restricted palette goat design to illustrate your interpretation of goats with the colors dark green (#0F310C), emerald green (#4A8E35), grey (#B4B5AA), light yellow (#F9F78D), mustard (#EDE442). Black and white are optional, but you must use at least one of the colors listed other than black and white. 100% opacity only. Deadline for entry is Tuesday, July 28th, 2015. Voting will open Thursday, July 30th, 2015.

After school snacks

Sliced fruit, chopped veggies and dip, cookies and milk, and more! Reminisce for a moment and consider your favorite after school from the yesteryears, or think about your favorite go-to snack to make or munch on today! After a long day, everything gets better when snacks are involved! Deadline for entry is Tuesday, August 4th, 2015. Voting will open Thursday, August 6th, 2015.

Butterfly coordinates

Butterflies inspire play on a delightful summer day. Consider what inspires you about butterflies in this week's extra special coordinates Design Challenge as part of SpoonChallenge! Please create four coordinating prints sized to fit on one yard. Previews will be sized as a yard (42" x 36"). Deadline for entry is Tuesday, August 11th, 2015. Voting will open Thursday, August 13th, 2015.

Fabric8: botanical sketchbook

The 2015 Fabric8 Contest theme is Botanical Sketchbook. Grab your sketchbook and take some time to stop and smell--and draw--the flowers! In this year’s Fabric8 Contest, Spoonflower and Moda Fabrics are seeking designs reminiscent of those found in a botanical sketchbook. Whether you celebrate the lush botanicals of the tropical forest of your dream vacation or the dandelions peeking through your sidewalk, show us a page from your book with your entry in this year’s Fabric8 Contest! Please head over to the Fabric8 Contest page for full details: http://www.fabric8contest.com/. 100 semifinalists will be selected by Spoonflower and Moda Fabrics, and our community chooses 8 finalists starting August 27th, 2015. Entries will be previewed using the scale of a fat quarter of fabric (21"x18").

Hit the books

It's time to hit the books! School is back in session and it's time to bring out the composition notebooks, jotter journals, sketch books, text books and novels. Start studying now and give us your best design inspired by books! Previews will be sized as a fat quarter (21" x 18"). Deadline for entry is Tuesday, August 18th, 2015. Voting will open Thursday, August 20th, 2015.

90s nostalgia

Imagine the days of arcades, alien stickers and grunge with floral dresses, combat boots and bangs. If you often find yourself reminiscing about the 1990s, then this contest is for you! Previews will be sized as a fat quarter (21" x 18"). Deadline for entry is Tuesday, September 1st, 2015. Voting will open Thursday, September 3rd, 2015.

Ditsy lizards

Do you know why lizards stick their tongues out at a rapid pace? Make a ditsy design from our favorite creature that smells by tasting the air around them with their tongue! Previews will be sized as a swatch (8" x 8"). Deadline for entry is Tuesday, September 8th, 2015. Voting will open Thursday, September 10th, 2015.


Instructions and rules for our weekly fabric design contests appear on our upcoming contests page .

Top 10 Sailing (palette-restricted) Designs

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Floating in circles
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Mariner's Melody
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Heart2
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Trouble at sea
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Heart2
92
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Ships in bottles
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Heart2
57
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Alone, alone, all, all alone, Alone on a wide, wide sea!
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Heart2
85
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Heart2
47
8
Sailor's Knots
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Heart2
71
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Whales and Sails
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Heart2
28
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Sailing
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Heart2
59


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