Thursday, 3 March 2011

my creative space - project selvage

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green cloud
cloud blue

The other day I read with excitement about the new Spoonflower Project Selvage competition. The winner gets to design a licensed fabric line for Michael Miller fabrics! Wow, what a great prize!

The first part of the competition is to design a baby boy fabric repeat and upload it to Spoonflower. From those designs a shortlist of 75 semifinalists will be chosen by Spoonflower and Michael Miller. These designs will then be voted on by the Spoonflower community to narrow it down to ten finalists. They get to expand this first design into a collection and a winner is chosen. The lucky winner then gets to design a collection of baby girl fabrics for Michael Miller which will be debuted later in the year at Houston Quilt Market. Wow!

I decided on the spot that I had to enter. I think it will be fun to submit a design but I'm also looking forward to voting and seeing the journey of the designers who progress through the competition. The first deadline is March 24, but you can read more about it here.

Only one entry per person is allowed. This isn't mine, I don't think! I'm still working on another, which I promise I'll show here when its ready. One idea jumped into my head straight away and I've been having fun trying to put it on paper (via Illustrator). In the meantime here are the green and blue cloud prints I've been playing with, I think they might make a good boy fabric, I can just see my boys in a pair of boardies in this design, in fact Mr D has a pair in a similar green!

To see all the other creative spaces (and I love the addition of little thumbnails in the links) go and visit Kirsty, who's playing with green today too.


  1. Oooo, that does sound like a great project for you to be part of. I love that an idea jumped into your head straight away too. Its meant to be. I LOVE these and I am extra excited to see your entry.

  2. A fantastic comp! SO great to hear you are having a go x

  3. I particularly love the middle green one, I would buy that!

  4. wow - what a dream of a competition. i would love to enter but have no illustration or drawing skills whatsoever!! i love those designs above though - good luck xx

  5. Of course you should enter!! I do love those designs - I have been playing around with applique overlapping circles that is quite similar.

  6. Sounds great. Good luck with it. Designs are very good!

  7. What a fabulous opportunity and these designs are fantastic! You confused me a bit there saying "these aren't mine" but I get it now, you meant these aren't my entry?? I think they should be - they are AMAZING :) Kx


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