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Greater than the sum of their parts, mosaics are proof that many tiny, seemingly unremarkable shapes can come together to create something beautiful and special. Show us your repeating designs inspired by mosaics! Entries will be previewed at the fat quarter size: 21″ x 18.” Submissions close February 21, 2017 at 3 p.m. EST.


Overview

Designers: you've tackled novelty animal prints, quirky winter themes, and gathered inspiration from creative hobbies and cocktails of the jazz era. Now it's time to switch gears and take a month to revisit everyone's favorite class from grade school: Geometry. Based on requests from our designer community, surface design trends and popular searches, we've carefully selected 5 geometric themes this month. Some are rooted in spiritual practice (mandalas) others we're used to seeing in nature (hexagons), and a few other super fun themes in between that we think you'll love.

Prizes

One popularly voted grand-prize winner will receive $200 in Spoonflower credit. The 2nd place winner will receive $100 in Spoondollars. The 3rd place winner will receive $50 in Spoondollars. The rest of the top 10 winners will receive $20 in Spoonflower credit. The top 25 popularly voted designs (provided the designers are already verified sellers) will be automatically made available for sale in the Marketplace where they will receive 10% commission on every sale — no $5.00 swatch required! In addition to cash prizes, the top 10 will receive additional exposure in our email newsletters, professional photography of their printed designs, and social media mentions.

The Winner

The rest of the Top 10

Mosaic sea
249
by sevas
397 Votes
The Lemon Tree
465
sea mosaic
305
Mosaic Cranes
217
327 Votes
mosaic spirits
186
Peacock
280
309 Votes
mosaic fish
215
by scrummy
289 Votes

The full list of entries and votes

  1. 461 votes for Blossoms and Butterflies Mosaic - medium by sarah_treu
  2. 451 votes for Orange Blossom Mosaic by lisa_kubenez
  3. 407 votes for wave mosaic - navy, teal, white by weavingmajor
  4. 397 votes for Mosaic sea by sevas
  5. 376 votes for The Lemon Tree by angelastevens
  6. 355 votes for sea mosaic by vo_aka_virginiao
  7. 327 votes for Mosaic Cranes by hollybender
  8. 314 votes for mosaic spirits by gaiamarfurt
  9. 309 votes for Peacock by chicca_besso
  10. 289 votes for mosaic fish by scrummy
  11. 284 votes for WaterliliesMosaic by beckarahn
  12. 247 votes for Sapphire Mosaic by dittoprintstudio
  13. 246 votes for Mosaic Waves by sveta_aho
  14. 245 votes for Pond's Mosaic Half by miyatake_(julie's_fabrics)
  15. 244 votes for Mosaic Waterwhirls by elramsay
  16. 241 votes for Summer Oranges Mosaic by mia_valdez
  17. 235 votes for mosaic purple pansy by jackiejean
  18. 234 votes for Medalions of the Sun by pinky_wittingslow
  19. 223 votes for Dinosaur and Hummingbird Mosaic Lime Green by micklyn
  20. 213 votes for mosaic daisies in the sand by designed_by_debby
  21. 209 votes for (private design)
  22. 200 votes for Bead Mosaic by tracy_dixon
  23. 194 votes for Desert Blossom - Mosaic Floral by heatherdutton
  24. 183 votes for Riverstone_Mosaic by j9design
  25. 182 votes for Dive In by lellobird
  26. 181 votes for Seamless mosaic pattern - Blue ceramic tile - classic geometric ornament by lian-art
  27. 175 votes for (private design)
  28. 172 votes for catch of the day by mimipinto
  29. 162 votes for SummerPool_Mosaic by fcdesigns
  30. 156 votes for Charming Mosaic Deco by daniteal
  31. 155 votes for Sunflower Mosaic by franbail
  32. 151 votes for Cobalt Craze by graceful
  33. 151 votes for Patio Garden by lucindawei
  34. 150 votes for Mint fields2 by elena_naylor
  35. 146 votes for Blue Mosaic by mariafaithgarcia
  36. 144 votes for Mosaic Dragonflies by themadcraftduckie
  37. 141 votes for (private design)
  38. 140 votes for American Mosaic by robyriker
  39. 136 votes for You Are My Sunshine by designsbyismatshahid
  40. 128 votes for Mosaic Garden - Midnight by ceciliamok
  41. 124 votes for Giraffe Stripes Mosaic by pamelachi
  42. 123 votes for Flower and Bird Mosaic - beige, grey, red, gold by whyitsme_design
  43. 121 votes for mosaicAngelsFeather by edrouga
  44. 120 votes for (private design)
  45. 118 votes for Watercolor tile by alenkakarabanova
  46. 117 votes for Fish Mosaic Design by mandy_b
  47. 116 votes for Bright Green Gingham Springtime Golf Course quarter inch squares by rickrackscissorsstudio
  48. 115 votes for Majolica Floral Mosaic by samalah
  49. 115 votes for underwater mosaic by kociara
  50. 115 votes for Floral Glass Tile Mosaic by ileneavery
  51. 111 votes for mosaic by laura_may_designs
  52. 111 votes for Peot_TurtleMosaic by larkinmeade
  53. 110 votes for Do the Floppy Poppy Twist by edsel2084
  54. 109 votes for blue_mosaic by ninamasina
  55. 107 votes for MOSAIC of web colors by anne-m-bray
  56. 107 votes for Chevron Mosaic - Sea Glass by brittany_vogt
  57. 101 votes for Poolside Mosaic Spirals by ameliae
  58. 99 votes for wave_school by tangledvinestudio
  59. 98 votes for Bird mosaic by weejock
  60. 98 votes for mosaic by lesliecassidy
  61. 96 votes for newidee by newidee
  62. 94 votes for Mosaic Stained Glass by emmie_norfolk
  63. 92 votes for mosaic_peacock-01 by lusine
  64. 91 votes for boho Raspberry pavlova mosaic by magentarosedesigns
  65. 90 votes for Mediterranean Mosaic by heatherhightdesign
  66. 90 votes for Sunset Mosaic Small by wittythings
  67. 89 votes for Mosaic Tiles by matite
  68. 88 votes for look_at_my_new_mosaik by ruthjohanna
  69. 88 votes for Circle_Mosaic_copy by panarama_design
  70. 86 votes for mosaic windows by lasidi
  71. 85 votes for Mosaic medieval by artninus
  72. 85 votes for Tulip Mosaic on Gunmetal by pond_ripple
  73. 83 votes for Nautilus on White by artsytoocreations
  74. 80 votes for MOSAIC JUNGLE by bluevelvet
  75. 77 votes for Cave Canem Pit Bull Terrier (Half Drop Repeat) by eclectic_house
  76. 77 votes for dolphinmosaic1 by et_al
  77. 76 votes for square in mirror 2 by perporia
  78. 76 votes for Harmony_mosaic by lilichi
  79. 75 votes for African mosaic by ottomanbrim
  80. 72 votes for mosaic by fallingladies
  81. 71 votes for Circular-mosaics by kfrogb
  82. 71 votes for (private design)
  83. 70 votes for Mosaic pink flowers on dark by fuzzyfox
  84. 68 votes for Mosaic - Peacock Feathers by kate's_kwilt_studio
  85. 68 votes for Leia Glass Mosaic by patriciasheadesigns
  86. 67 votes for Ancient Greek ornament. Square and round vegetable mosaic by julia_faranchuk
  87. 67 votes for Peacock mosaic by vinpauld
  88. 65 votes for Mosaic_Fox by simplyprinted
  89. 65 votes for Spa mosaic by olgart
  90. 63 votes for (private design)
  91. 62 votes for (private design)
  92. 62 votes for Summer Lattice by abearcub
  93. 61 votes for mosaic sunset over the ocean by hannafate
  94. 61 votes for Wildflower Glass Mosaic by cherishedminky
  95. 60 votes for Mosaic_Geometric by allypea
  96. 60 votes for blue_ocean_mosaic by isabella_asratyan
  97. 60 votes for Tile Andalusia by artminx
  98. 59 votes for mosaic cactus plant pots garden floral, large scale, beige ecru neutral natural green ivory cream sand off-white tan by amy_g
  99. 59 votes for Brown Paper Mosaic by janetdrummond
  100. 58 votes for Mosaic Cat and Glories by katawampus
  101. 58 votes for city_lights_2 by leroyj
  102. 58 votes for Rose Tile in Raspberry and Blue by vanillabeandesigns
  103. 56 votes for Leafs by endla
  104. 56 votes for (private design)
  105. 55 votes for coral reef mosaic in blue and white faux patchwork by fibracreativa
  106. 55 votes for Persistently Pink by shala
  107. 55 votes for Tribal mosaic by bruxamagica
  108. 54 votes for butterfly mosaic by stofftoy
  109. 54 votes for Poppy Field by enid_a
  110. 54 votes for Dog Face Mosaic by gargoylesentry
  111. 54 votes for (private design)
  112. 53 votes for Teal Mosaic by dnbmama
  113. 53 votes for Pixilated Pansy Mosaic by zsmama
  114. 52 votes for Mosaic mountains by molliemargaret
  115. 51 votes for Mosaic in Black & Gray by triciacourtney
  116. 51 votes for Standing Bear With Pink Fish by orangefancy
  117. 49 votes for mosaic neurons by lalalamonique
  118. 48 votes for Mosaic Floor Plan sewindigo by sewindigo
  119. 46 votes for Mosaic by carimateo
  120. 46 votes for Tibet Mosaic by belana
  121. 45 votes for gueth_snail_mosaic by juditgueth
  122. 45 votes for Roman Blocks - brights on grey by cecca
  123. 45 votes for In My by charldia
  124. 45 votes for Starburst by purva_m
  125. 44 votes for Mosaic Floral Bouquet by smallhoursshop
  126. 44 votes for Mosaic - summer brights by katielee
  127. 43 votes for turquoise mosaic by erin_mcclain_studio
  128. 43 votes for Mus-aic by seaweedandpinestudio
  129. 43 votes for Flower_of_Life_Mosaic_Pattern by cvetidinkova
  130. 42 votes for Moroccan tile by bjdk
  131. 42 votes for MOzaik13 by design_by_raly
  132. 41 votes for Pale Mosaic by coveredbydesign
  133. 41 votes for (private design)
  134. 41 votes for Mosaic Sunbursts by audrey
  135. 40 votes for Mermaid mosaic by zandloopster
  136. 40 votes for A Spot of Mosaic by seesawboomerang
  137. 39 votes for Field mosaic by lauraflorencedesign
  138. 39 votes for Tessera 3 in sandstone, a free form mosaic by Su_G by su_g
  139. 38 votes for Mondrian Watercolor Graffiti by terrymcclary
  140. 38 votes for Cherry on the floor by appaloosa_designs
  141. 37 votes for Mosaic_42x36 by les_motifs_de_sarah
  142. 36 votes for mosaic_stripes by kate's_prints
  143. 36 votes for Watercolor mosaic by katerinaizotova
  144. 36 votes for China_mosaic by amanda_jane_textiles
  145. 35 votes for (private design)
  146. 35 votes for HummingbirdAndDragonflies by creative_pine
  147. 34 votes for A Hint of Vintage Terrace Tiles on Cantaloupe by rhondadesigns
  148. 32 votes for (private design)
  149. 31 votes for Terrazzo Mosaic by vannina
  150. 31 votes for Walk with flamingos by lavish_season
  151. 30 votes for palm leaves - gray on blush, small. silhuettes tropical forest grey gray blush light pink hot summer palm plant tree leaves fabric wallpaper giftwrap by mirabelle_print
  152. 30 votes for Blue mosaic. by miamaria
  153. 29 votes for Hydrangea Mosaic by whimsicalvigilante
  154. 29 votes for Palm Springs Mosaic by kschowe
  155. 29 votes for Mona Monkey Colorful Mosaic by bloomingwyldeiris
  156. 29 votes for Scratch the surface by craftwithcartwright
  157. 29 votes for Mosaic (old tiles) by leventetladiscorde
  158. 29 votes for Pink Sands by anderson_artworks
  159. 28 votes for Camomoto Brown Mosaic by camomoto
  160. 28 votes for pink_mosaic by sonalikatoch
  161. 28 votes for Iridescent Mosaic Bubbles by modgeek
  162. 27 votes for SUNnSTARS by bellewithbeau
  163. 27 votes for (private design)
  164. 26 votes for crockery mosaic by vondy
  165. 26 votes for blue tile mosaic by alenaganzhela
  166. 25 votes for (private design)
  167. 25 votes for Rainbow Hare (reversed) by floramoon
  168. 24 votes for Omage to Italian Micro Mosaics; Full Sized by twilfley
  169. 24 votes for nouveau by vasonaarts
  170. 24 votes for MosaicModQuad by amsterdamsel
  171. 23 votes for (private design)
  172. 23 votes for √3 Tesselation 03 by bibliowerk
  173. 23 votes for Lighthouse Mosaic by b2b
  174. 23 votes for Hooked on Fish Mosaics brights by colour_angel_by_kv
  175. 23 votes for Mosaic tile by camcreative
  176. 23 votes for Spring Mosaic by sindychang
  177. 22 votes for Mosaic-3_21x18 by cafe_projections
  178. 22 votes for BLUE MOSAIC AND ROPE Brown ecru by paysmage
  179. 22 votes for Mosaic in my Garden. by palusalu
  180. 22 votes for Koi Pond - Dark Blue by denise_ortakales
  181. 22 votes for Pink Peony Micro Mosaic Tile on White by twix
  182. 21 votes for My Sunflower by susiscauldron
  183. 21 votes for Shattered Scorpio mosaic by beesocks
  184. 21 votes for GreenShadesTiles by maredesigns
  185. 21 votes for GradoMosaic by stellabypetra
  186. 21 votes for MOSAIC BLU by ecarchidesign
  187. 20 votes for (private design)
  188. 19 votes for inkwell by bernies_bounty
  189. 19 votes for 00001111 by martinrizzo_
  190. 19 votes for MosaicPrint by mccitten
  191. 19 votes for Purple Flower Mosaic by flutterbi
  192. 19 votes for grosmotifrosevertgrisjaune2118 by nioukniouk
  193. 19 votes for IMG_2168 by fancyfarmstead
  194. 19 votes for mosaik by arrpdesign
  195. 19 votes for MY_MOSAIC by soobloo
  196. 19 votes for Mosaic Lawns by paula's_designs
  197. 18 votes for mosaic by veronica_demeulemeester
  198. 18 votes for Secret Chambers by callalilybeauty
  199. 18 votes for Pentagon Mosaic by thread_sa
  200. 17 votes for IMG_0397 by willowgrace
  201. 17 votes for mosaa by ipek
  202. 17 votes for Rusty Lava Bejewelled 1 by digital_crafts
  203. 16 votes for Mosaic Hearts by joancaronil
  204. 16 votes for Flower Flourish Mosaic, Pink by palifino
  205. 16 votes for Blue shades mosaic by leafish
  206. 16 votes for Maze by lovin'box
  207. 14 votes for Blue bells by ivankacostru
  208. 14 votes for Fish talk by bonmélange
  209. 14 votes for moss mosaic by amyjeanne_wpg
  210. 14 votes for Mosaic_shapes by chawandesign
  211. 13 votes for Rainbow Multicolored Watercolor Tie Dye Abstract by decamp_studios
  212. 13 votes for Mosaic Pineapple by designsidestudio
  213. 13 votes for Mosaic Butterflies by michelle_luu
  214. 12 votes for fireside dreams by liamkatiemom
  215. 12 votes for CHLOROPHYLL by fdlcreative
  216. 12 votes for (private design)
  217. 11 votes for ROSACE by emmaswing
  218. 11 votes for hare by artist_chloe_birnie
  219. 11 votes for Louisiana_Friends by akkika
  220. 11 votes for Mosaic Anemone by disneymamom
  221. 11 votes for (private design)
  222. 11 votes for Untitled-2 by anubha_arora
  223. 9 votes for Watercolor mosaic squares by mnlva
  224. 9 votes for 06178463 © 3D maze mosaic by sef
  225. 9 votes for Mosaic pattern by nadiia_nemchenko
  226. 8 votes for Night Mosaic Garden by menny
  227. 8 votes for the Quiet Garden by spicerroots
  228. 8 votes for (private design)
  229. 8 votes for Little Dove Mosaic by dovetail_designs
  230. 8 votes for RedFlowerMosaic_copy by scifiwritir
  231. 7 votes for 16601572_10209943466716315_7680941300646991103_o by fabric_sage
  232. 7 votes for Mosaic koalas and hearts by everhigh
  233. 7 votes for Bits of Morocco by anish_sah
  234. 6 votes for mosaicpink by papa_designs
  235. 6 votes for spoonflower_mosaic_1 by artgirlangi
  236. 6 votes for (private design)
  237. 6 votes for wave_vers_f by maryjanndesigns
  238. 6 votes for mosaic door by heartcanyondesigns
  239. 6 votes for Stitched Adinkra Mosaic by ak-wildenature
  240. 6 votes for Miss_Roxie by roxiespeople
  241. 5 votes for mosaic_shadow by pru
  242. 5 votes for mosaic twotone by illustrative
  243. 5 votes for Shaggy Mosiac by dragonfairy
  244. 4 votes for geode_3-ed-ed by nanciec
  245. 3 votes for mosaics3-2 by bugs4
  246. 2 votes for mosaic_tiger_1x by quizzicalkittydesigns
  247. 0 votes for idea by jamihoseck

Mosaic Details

  • The deadline for entries is Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 3 PM EST.
  • Designs will be previewed at 150 DPI in a fat quarter size (21” x 18”) on the voting ballot.
  • All designs will be eligible for public voting, and the popular vote determines the top 25 winning designs. The grand-prize winner will be the fabric design with the most votes.
  • Public or private designs previously uploaded on Spoonflower.com are not eligible for this contest. Designs do not require printed proofing to enter the contest.
  • Moderation will take place at the close of the contest deadline.
  • See our blog page for even more Design Challenge details and a list of previous themes.

Timeline

  • 02/03/2017: Submissions open
  • 02/21/2017: Submissions close at 3pm EST
  • 02/23/2017: Public voting opens
  • 02/28/2017: Public voting ends at 3pm EST
  • 03/02/2017: Spoonflower will announce the winner

Active Challenges

Pastry and coffee on a table

Fika (Swedish Coffee Break)

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Winners to be announced September 29

2023 Calendar Wall Hangings

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Submissions close September 27 at 3 p.m. EDT,
Voting begins September 29

Recipe Wall Hangings

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Submissions close October 4 at 3 p.m. EDT,
Voting begins October 6

Unexpected Still Life Wall Hangings

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Submissions close October 11 at 3 p.m. EDT,
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Dad Jokes Wall Hangings

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Submissions close October 18 at 3 p.m. EDT,
Voting begins October 20

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