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Preview scale: 21.0 x 18.0 inches
<a href='http://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/516128-alphanum-cubes-rol-by-sef' title = 'alphanum cubes ROL by sef on Spoonflower - custom fabric'><img src='http://s3.amazonaws.com/spoonflower/public/design_thumbnails/0051/6128/ralphanum840P-ROL_shop_preview.png' alt='alphanum cubes ROL'/></a>
Change DPI Base size is 150
Collection: alphanumeric + symbolic
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Bright and beautiful.
Posted over 3 years ago.
There were a bunch of other things I could have done if I'd been starting from just the theme of "Alphabet". Eg I already have a tartan alphabet, a celtic knotwork one, chocolate and gold ingot ones etc etc and a bunch of different languages and coding schemes to choose between (and I was amused to see some of my ideas be essentially the same as those that other people entered). I'm not sure that any of them would have appealed to me as fabric though and it seemed churlish not to dump this one into the ready-made pigeon-hole it so clearly fitted. I might upload a few other designs sometime if I have enough enthusiasm to put them together in a suitable format.
Posted over 5 years ago.
hooray - glad you put this into the contest! I've seen plenty of what seem to be "custom made contests" for particular fabrics... sadly though it doesn't seem to increase the odds of winning! but good luck - I do like this one.
Since my design was uploaded before this particular contest was even announced, I had the strange impression it was created especially for me (while the staff were casting around for ideas). :-/
This is great!
I think this design is wonderful. Maybe a later contest will be a good fit for this. I thing it is good that the letters are in order. It really would make great blankets. I think my girls had one with ABC blocks, but not the whole alphabet.
could still make a blankie on the cotton knit - it's quite thick - somewhere between T-shirt and sweatshirt, like a heavy turtleneck; with some satin around the edge it would make a nice summer blankie. Quilting it around the blocks would be even neater, though!
PS I think the design might need to be a bit bigger for curtains. The current size was selected with the idea that just over one repeat would fit across a typical baby's tummy. It would work as a blankie though - if the spoonflower process had been amenable to that sort of fuzzy material. There are supposed to be some computerised knitting machines which can take graphics files as inputs. Of course, it could always be quilted by sewing around each cube's outline.
I probably should have put more effort into arranging the letters in some non-alphabetical order (although the alphabet sequence does have a significant point to it!) which would allow one to spell out the maximum number of words using adjacent hops - because my attitude to these things is somewhat the same as yours! I do like the way the numbers help with a couple of small words.
this is great. I would have loved it as a kid (and love it now) - the bright colors and the 3-d effect - I would have been always hopping things up and down the 'stairs' on my blanket or my sleeve or my curtain... really nice.
Oh well, perhaps she'll have a baby of her own some day. It may be a long time before the design reaches "for sale" status. I still haven't received my first lot of samples (including the all important colour tests). After a fortnight of waiting (from an original 10-11 day estimate), they haven't even got through spoonflower's processing stage - ie before the additional long shipping delay to the UK.
I wish my kid was still a baby--she would have loved this (boy) fabric!
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