New Fabric Designs

I feel like it has been a while since I have posted new designs, to be honest, I have not had a lot of time behind the computer, however the last two days I have been working non-stop on a geek chic inspired collection.  I am entering the design below from the geek chic collection into the Fabric8 competition however I do not feel very confident that my bold simplistic design will get through to the semi final stage.

Number Bonds 1 Yard-001

I have had a lot of uncertainity over this design but as usual I ran out of time to work on it any further.  I originally was going to enter this design below, which is made up of less than and greater than symbols, but I felt it wasn’t strong enough.

less than greater than

I decided the design above and the two below could become the coordinates for my main geek chic inspired design.

geek stripes yellow

geek stripes grey

I felt slightly deflated with my efforts for the geek chic collection that I decided to do a completely different design for this weeks Spoonflower competition which is a 5 colour limited palette sailing inspired design. I really love the colours that they had chosen for the limited palette, they were perfectly matched for my son’s bedroom so it was as much an inspiration as it was an incentive to design a sailing inspired fabric with these limited colours.

Sailing Boats 1 Yard-001

I really like this design and can’t wait for it to be printed, I am thinking of making some cushions for my son’s bedroom and a lamp shade to match.

Garden Tools 7-001

This garden tools inspired fabric was designed for another Spoonflowers weekly competitions a few week’s back, I really like it and is another fabric waiting to get printed.

floral pattern

Coordinating floral design to go with the garden tools inspired fabric design.

I am loving bold, simplistic and colourful designs at the moment. What designs are you liking at the moment, what’s trending for you?

About Melanie Paul

Welcome, I am Melanie, a freelance surface pattern designer and mum of two gorgeous children. This blog is a journey of discovery and appreciation into the world of arts, crafts, design and everything in between. I keep everything real and honest in everything I do. I hope you enjoy reading and please do comment or share, if you share, please link back accordingly.
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4 Responses to New Fabric Designs

  1. mlwilkie says:

    I love the one you decided to enter at the top, and the sailing boat one is very cute…you’ll have my vote 🙂

  2. Thank you so much for your support and lovely comments, made my day! 🙂

  3. Wow! I simply loved your geekchic collection! Would you be interested in featuring it on our textile section of

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