Rachel @ Stitched in Color is hosting a Fabric Mosaic contest sponsored by The Intrepid Thread. Rachel is asking interested participants to carefully craft a mosaic of 12 fabrics from among the offerings at The Intrepid Thread. Quoting the submission guidelines:
Choose fabrics to express your interpretation of Folksy Fall. Your collection of fabrics can be pretty, funky, dramatic or totally playful. Just make sure to include a variety of colors complimented by some rich fall neutrals – browns, grays or navy blue.
Add your mosaic by midnight October 12th. You can make up to 2 mosaics! On Monday the 13th, I’ll open voting. We’ll have two winners! The 2 Top Mosaics will earn a complete fat quarter set of their mosaic fabrics!!! Plus, The Intrepid Thread will create a bundle like yours available for others to buy. Winners announced October 16th.
So if you are as inspired by the description of the contest, visit Rachel’s longer explanation in her post about the Folksy Fall Mosaic Contest, and please join in on the fun! I will offer a slight warning that this can be a bit of a time drain. I have had a lot of fun today creating my two palettes, but I probably spent almost 2 hours on the process (including my blog post and linking up) by the time it was all done.
I have seen these mosaic contests pop up from time to time, but for some reason I could never really pull together a collection that I liked until today! My first Folksy Fall palette is inspired by the very end of fall at dusk, when the newly barren trees stretch up into the dark blue sky against the backdrop of dried and harvested fields. I also really like having some continuity in this palette with solids and repeated patterns in different colorways spiced up by some carefully selected blenders to cross cut the color palette.
Fabrics L to R, top to bottom: 1. Arcadia – Sun Spot and Bee in Aqua 2. Pure Elements – Nocturnal Solid 3. Squared Elements – Navy 4. Chromatics – Fancy Buttons in Blue 5. Astrid – Lena in Chartreuse 6. Pure Elements – Light Citron Solid 7. Squared Elements – Lemongrass 8. Chromatics – Love Notes in Retro 9. Sewing Studio – Tape Measure in Vintage 10. Pure Elements – Ash Solid 11. Squared Elements – Shadow 12. Chromatics – Fancy Buttons in Grey
For my second palette grouping, I was inspired by thinking about fall color, pumpkin pie, cinnamon (one of my favorite spices!), and Halloween. In this collection, the names of the fabrics also pulled at me: Sunset, Licorice, Goldenrod, Cinnamon.
Fabrics L to R, top to bottom: 1. Astrid – Lena in Poppy 2. Architextures – Crosshatch Tangerine 3. Botanique – Domino in Sunset 4. Oval Elements – Licorice 5. Cleta – Canopy in Shadows 6. Color Composition – Frames in Iron 7. Cotton + Steel Basics – Netorious in Goldilocks Silver 8. Cleta – Cycle of Life in Sol 9. Moonlit – Meet Your Match in Goldenrod 10. Cotton + Steel Basics – Dottie in Caviar 11. Small Chevrons – Brown Tone on Tone 12. Blueprint Basics – Cinnamon