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Spoonflower Fabric of the Week Butterflies (palette-limited)Contest

Butterflies (palette-limited) Designs

Spoonflower Design Challenge: July 13, 2011

This contest to create butterfly fabrics required designers to stick to a restricted palette of no more than six colors, but the winner turns out to be an artist who chose to work with only two of the six. Junghee Cho of New Jersey is a first-time winner of our Fabric Of the Week contest and her Butterfly-Daisy border print narrowly beat out a design by Melissa Wang of Singapore. It would be great to see a quilt made using fabric from the top ten designs, now that all of the top ten are for sale. Read more about <a href="">A Flock Of Butterfly Fabrics: The Winner Of Our Palette-Limited Fabric Design Contest</a>.

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Upcoming contests

Steampunk valentine

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.

Ditsy sheep

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.

Mythical creature plushie pattern

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.

Cubist cats

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.

Coral, mint, black and white

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:, 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 .

Top 10 Butterflies (palette-limited) Designs

1. ButterflyDaisyBorder
Hidden Butterflies
2. Hidden Butterflies
Eyelet Butterflylets
3. Eyelet Butterflylets
Butterfly Damask - Limited Palette Colors
4. Butterfly Damask - Limite...
Butterleaf Tree
5. Butterleaf Tree
Butterfly garden
6. Butterfly garden
Butterfly Ornamental - larger version
7. Butterfly Ornamental - la...
9. final5
Butterflies Garden
10. Butterflies Garden

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