With 342 entrants in our palette-limited contest for bird-themed fabrics, winning is no small accomplishment. So special congratulations go out to first time contest winner Jacob Billings, a designer in Independence, Missouri. He and his wife also happen to be, he tells me, awaiting the arrival of their first child any time, so this is just one more (comparatively small) bit of good news. Woo-hoo! Be sure to take a few minutes to admire the top ten from this week's competition. They are fabulous! Read more about The Winner and Top Ten Bird Fabric.
This week, designers should use hand-lettering to write a New Year's resolution. Additional design elements are welcome, but the design must have text that has a hand-lettered appearance, and describes a resolution. Previews will be shown at the fat quarter fabric size (21" x 18"). Deadline for entry is Tuesday, December 31st, 2013 (yes, that's New Year's Eve!).
It may be the middle of winter, but we're already quilting for spring! This week, we're asking contestants to create a cheater quilt block with a spring floral theme. Cheater quilt blocks feature fabric designed and printed to look like patchwork or applique so that you can skip the piecework and go straight for quilting. All designs submitted must use a restricted palette (visible here, and white) and previews will be shown at (21" x 18"). Deadline for entry is January 7th, 2014.
Abracadabra! Is it an illusion, or is it magic? Designers should enter designs that depict scenes from a magic show. Previews will be shown at the fat quarter fabric size (21" x 18"). Deadline for entry is Tuesday, January 14th, 2014.
Instructions and rules for our weekly fabric design contests appear on our upcoming contests page .