Dutch illustrator Deborah van de Leijgraaf (Bora) wins her fifth Fabric Of the Week contest with a charming spin on our paisley design challenge: "Fun bathtime for little Elley". For the record, Bora has previously won our <a href="http://www.spoonflower.com/contests/61"> cats</a>, <a href="http://www.spoonflower.com/contests/48"> kawaii</a>, <a href="http://www.spoonflower.com/contests/47"> halloween mask</a>, and <a href="http://www.spoonflower.com/contests/43"> windows & doors</a> contests. Be sure to stop by her blog (which she is kind enough to publish in English) to admire some of her great photos of fabric projects. Her big win happens to coincide with her son's 4th birthday! Read more about <a href="http://blog.spoonflower.com/2011/03/elegant-elephant-paisley-bora-wins-another-fabric-design-contest.html">Elegant Elephant Paisley</a>.
We’re teaming up with Urban Threads to present our Steampunk Valentine Design Challenge! Create a fabric design from which a lovely Steampunk Valentine’s themed embroidery pattern can be adapted by Urban Threads. We’re not designing embroidery patterns to be stitched in this contest, but patterns with a Steampunk Valentine theme that can be adapted to have accompanying embroidery elements. See full details on the blog and the Designing for Embroidery Style Guide for more details. Deadline for entry is Tuesday, February 3, 2015. Voting will open Thursday, February 5, 2015.
To celebrate the Year of the Sheep and the Chinese New Year, this week's contest challenge is to design sheep fabrics using a ditsy style, or scattered, small-scale, non-directional repeat. Previews will be shown at the scale of a swatch (8" x 8"). Entries close on Tuesday, February 10th, 2015.
Create a cut-&-sew pattern to make a plush mythical creature toy. The sewing pattern, with instructions, should fit on a fat quarter of linen-cotton canvas (27" x 18"). Contest will close for entries on February 17, 2015. Voting opens Thursday, February 19th.
Celebrate our feline friends with cubist-style cat designs! Create a true work of modern art with your Cubist Cat-themed design. Entries will be previewed at the fat quarter size (21" x 18"). Deadline for entry is Tuesday, February 24th. Voting will open on Thursday, February 26th.
We just love coral, mint, black, and white all together in designs! This week's challenge calls for you to create a design using all four colors in this restricted palette, (visible on the blog here: http://blog.spoonflower.com/upcoming-spoonflower-contests.html), no less, no more. Previews will be shown at the fat quarter size (21" x 18"). Deadline for entry is Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015. Voting opens Thursday, March 5th.
Instructions and rules for our weekly fabric design contests appear on our upcoming contests page .