Sometimes a theme doesn't need a subject, it just needs a palette. We asked designers to use four colors, with no particular theme, and ended up with a range of entries that are all inspiring. Be warned: this is one of the longest contest voting pages you'll ever see!
Black & White
You'll remember her name, no doubt, from last week's Project Selvage winner announcement: Patty Sloniger is on a roll. Patty's lovely "White Anemones" fabric emerges as the top pick from a field of more than 400 entries in our black & white-themed Fabric Of the Week contest. Of course, she's probably too busy working on her new collections for Michael Miller Fabrics to pay much attention. I just hope she's not too busy to keep entering our fabric design contests!
The final voting results are:
1. 764 votes for White Anemones by pattysloniger
2. 635 votes for Doodles by valentinaramos
3. 452 votes for Fashion Vultures In Black & White by peacoquette
4. 451 votes for Norwegian Gallery by melisza
5. 431 votes for Nest builders by kayajoy
6. 411 votes for Feathers by cherii
7. 393 votes for The Magpie and the White Monarch by sammyk
8. 380 votes for Spring Hole-punch pals by gsonge
9. 377 votes for Cut Flowers by gracedesign
10. 359 votes for 46 by surlybirdstudio
Despite the fact that many people had expressed an interest in the idea of a black & white-themed Fabric Of the Week contest, we weren't quite prepared for 418 entries this week. There are many terrific fabrics, and, while the idea of a black and white quilt certainly appeals to the diminished color-processing capacity of my male brain, this does mean that those of you who vote will have quite a few pages of designs to wade through. Good luck and have fun!
The complete list of participating designs and designers appears below:
- © 2011 Leaves Flow Diagonally by glimmericks
- Elegance by createdgift
- La Star de Paris (border, clic for a yard view) by mariao
- 0b67f8b4 by jessicasmangrum
- 12387000942119422790boobaloo_Deer_Head_svg_med-ed by brittfoshea
- 1fish_c by alonsky
- 2009-3-8__Petals__in_India_ink by eggerlady
- 2BorNot by retagene
- 46 by surlybirdstudio
- A Little Tale Tole by liley_photo_n_design
In case you missed it, we've announced a few new themes for upcoming Fabric Of the Week contests, including Alphabet, Poetry, Black & White, Ice Cream, and Folk Tales. The deadlines appear below, and a full set of rules and instructions for entry appears on our upcoming contests page.
Alphabet: Submit a fabric design that uses the alphabet as a design motif. The use of fonts created by others is acceptable as long as the license for the font or fonts you use includes permission to create derived works for commercial use. Please submit original work. Do not submit centered images unless the design is intended to be ordered as a pattern rather than as fabric. Entry deadline is Tuesday, April 12, 2011.
Poetry. This is a contest to create a fabric design inspired by the imagery in a particular poem that you love. In your design description, you must note the specific poem and poet that inspired your design. Please do not reproduce poems in their entirety without permission, either in your fabric description or in your design. Entry deadline is Tuesday, April 19, 2011. Quarter-yard previews (21" x 18").
Black & white. This is a contest for fabric designs using only black and white. No gray. No gradients, please. Entry deadline is Tuesday, May 3, 2011. Quarter-yard previews (21" x 18").
Ice cream. This is a contest for fabric designs using ice cream as a design motif. Entry deadline is Tuesday, May 10, 2011. Quarter-yard previews (21" x 18").
Folk tales. This is a contest for fabric designs based on folk tales. Please share the title of the folk tale that inspired you in the design description. Entry deadline is Tuesday, May 17, 2011. Quarter-yard previews (21" x 18").