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Spoonflower Design Challenge: March 23, 2011

Melissa Wang, an illustrator and graphic designer who lives in Singapore, wins her first Spoonflower Fabric Of the Week contest with the fabulous Wondersquids, pictured above printed on our quilting weight cotton. Without spilling too much ink over the terrific designs in this contest, let me just say that I hope some of the folks who choose fabrics for mens' boxer shorts are paying attention. You owe it to yourself to take a few minutes to admire the top ten. Read more about Squidtastic Fabric! Check Out the Winner of Our Squid Fabric Design Contest.

Vote in this week's contest:

Earth Day Cut & Sew Bag

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Upcoming contests

Floral coloring book wallpaper

At Spoonflower, we like to keep our childlike creativity and curiosity alive. That's why we're oh so excited about this week's contest: floral coloring book wallpaper. Create a black and white design that is ready for crayons, pencils, and markers to go wild. Designs are intended for wallpaper, but previews will be sized as a quarter yard of fabric (21" x 18"). Deadline for entry is April 22nd, 2014.

Moms recipe tea towels

No matter where you live in the world, nothing spells comfort like a home cooked meal from your mom or grandmother. Celebrate the important culinary women in your life this Mother's Day by designing a lovely recipe just like mom used to make. Recipes should fit a fat quarter-yard of our Linen-Cotton Canvas fabric. Entries will be previewed at the scale of a fat quarter (27" x 18"). Deadline for entry is Tuesday, April 29th, 2014.

Terrariums

Terrariums are the perfect way to bring the outdoors in, and inject a little plant life into your home. No wonder people are crazy about them. This week, create a design that celebrates terrariums, previews will be sized as quarter yards (21" x 18"). Deadline for entry is Tuesday, May 6th, 2014.

Crayon-drawn monsters

It's time to dust off the crayons, we're going 'old school' (kindergarten, that is!) for this week's contest. Create a monster design by hand, using only crayons (the kind you'd doodle with as a kid). Previews will be sized as quarter yards (21" x 18"). Deadline for entry is Tuesday, May 13th, 2014.

Utensils

Sometimes you need to take some time to notice the little things in life. Your trusty utensils have been literally serving you for years. Let's show them a little love. Previews will be sized as quarter yards (21" x 18"). Deadline for entry is Tuesday, May 20th, 2014.

Beards and mustaches

A pogonophile is someone who loves or studies beards. This week, we're asking designers to celebrate facial hair in all it's history and glory. Previews will be sized as quarter yards (21" x 18"). Deadline for entry is Tuesday, May 27th, 2014.

Fabric8: cosmic voyage

The 2014 Fabric8 Contest theme is Cosmic Voyage. Fabric8 is an annual contest to discover eight bold, modern fabric collections from new and emerging designers. This year, the winner of the contest will receive a chance to release a collection through Robert Kaufman. See the contest home page for details and rules. Previews will be shown at the fat quarter size (21" x 18"). Deadline for entry is June 3rd, 2014

sewing notions

Everyone has a little something that helps them when they get in a pinch, and for the sewist, it’s their box of sewing notions! The perfect tool or button can really make or break a project, so let’s celebrate the art of sewing with this week’s extra special coordinates Design Challenge! Guest judge Denyse Schmidt, designer, quilter and author, will pick a winner from the top ten community voted designs to be featured on the pages of an upcoming issue of Love Patchwork & Quilting! 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, June 24th, 2014.


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

Top 10 Squid Designs

Wondersquids
1. Wondersquids
Under the Sea
2. Under the Sea
squid in marigold
3. squid in marigold
Squid Attack
4. Squid Attack
Squid Chandelier
5. Squid Chandelier
LARGE Ghostly Squid Damask
6. LARGE Ghostly Squid Damask
SquiDamask
7. SquiDamask
Cutie Cuttles
8. Cutie Cuttles
Dressed Like a Squid
9. Dressed Like a Squid
Squid-a-swimmin_lg
10. Squid-a-swimmin lg