september design challenge
What do you get when you combine the harvest season, sushi that’s just too cute to eat and an artistic technique that’s spot on? The September design challenge themes, of course! This month’s themes will require you to pull out your design toolbox and show us how you celebrate the season! Are you ready for the challenge?
Rustic Fall – Results Announced September 7
‘Tis the season for hayrides, hot cider and everyone’s favorite spiced latte. From trips to the pumpkin patch to the beauty from the changing colors of the leaves, we are falling for Autumn! For this week’s challenge, create a repeating design inspired by the cozy fall season upon us. Entries will be previewed at the fat quarter size: 21″ x 18.” Submissions close August 29, 2017 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time. Voting begins August 31, 2017. See official rules.
Vintage Halloween – Results Announced September 14
Kooky, spooky and everything in between! This week’s challenge is all about one of our favorite DIY holidays. With a retro twist, create a vintage inspired repeating design with a nod to Halloween’s past. Tricks and treats are welcomed! Entries will be previewed at the fat quarter size: 21″ x 18.” Submissions close September 5, 2017 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time. Voting begins September 7, 2017. See official rules.
Kawaii Sushi – Results Announced September 21
In the context of Japanese culture, the word kawaii means cuteness. Most kawaii designs transform everyday objects into overly cute characters by adding simple facial features like two wide eyes, a small nose, and a dot for the mouth. Most commonly created with pastel colors, we’re challenging you to turn a widely popular dish into a repeating pattern that’s just too cute to eat! Entries will be previewed at the fat quarter size: 21″ x 18.” Submissions close September 12, 2017 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time. Voting begins September 14, 2017. See official rules.
Pointillism – Results Announced September 28
We think this week’s theme is spot on! Also referred to as dot art, pointillism is a technique of painting in which small, distinct dots of color are applied in patterns to form an image. Use your favorite medium to create a repeating pointillistic design that will fool the eye. Entries will be previewed at the fat quarter size: 21″ x 18.” Submissions close September 19, 2017 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time. Voting begins September 21, 2017. See official rules. [Read more…] about Announcing September’s Design Challenge Themes!
Voting is officially closed for our August Design Challenge (winner will be announced Thursday, the 25th), and in the meantime we just couldn’t wait to tell you about what we have in store for September.
We are delighted to team up with Headbands of Hope to create designs for an amazing cause. Headbands of Hope are given to children with cancer in hospitals across the US because, as Jess Ekstrom, founder of Headbands of Hope believes, fashion can be a great vehicle for positive self-identity.
In honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness month, we hope this month’s theme, “dreamers,” will inspire designs of celestial and sky imagery and/or future aspirations, such as travel, careers, and people to one day meet. Top 5 winners will have their designs licensed for an exclusive Spoonflower x Headbands of Hope collection.