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Spoonflower Design Challenge: February 09, 2011

I was thrilled to see every one of the members of our merry band step up to the staff contest design challenge. For some it was a first attempt at designing fabric, but from my standpoint everyone acquitted themselves admirably. The winner by a long shot -- and this came as no surprise to any of us -- was Danielle with her Queeny Brass fabric. Longtime followers of the Spoonflower saga may remember that not only was Danielle was the first non-familial employee to join Spoonflower but she did so, at the very beginning, as a volunteer back before we had money to pay people. We're lucky to have her. Not only will Danielle's lovely design soon adorn our staff sofa, but we'll have a special something for her at the staff meeting this week (shhh!). Read more about <a href="">Danielle Runs Away With the Spoonflower Staff Fabric Design Contest</a>.

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Goats (restricted palette)

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Upcoming contests

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: 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.

State fair

Here in Spoonflower's home town, the State Fair is by far one of our most beloved fall traditions. Local farmers show off their biggest, best crops and livestock, we ride colorfully-lit ferris wheels, and indulge in probably more fried delicacies on a stick than we should. We want to know what your version of the State Fair looks like where you live! Let us see your best State Fair designs in this week's design contest. Deadline for entry is Tuesday, September 15th, 2015. Voting will open Thursday, September 17th, 2015.

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

Top 10 Spoonflower staff contest Designs

Dogwood for Spoonflower
Floral for little girl dresses
Friends and Family
It's a Squid Eat Squid World
Native Pen
Charcoal Lace
Velveteen Bike
White-Lined Sphinx Moth
Blackboard Fingernails

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