Monday, October 24, 2011

Foxes afoot! My Spoonflower fabric

Rewinding a bit to New Year's Eve 2010, my wife and I made a list of goals that we had for 2011. In retrospect it was a pretty ambitious list (though I did recently complete a Warrior Dash. Check that one off the list!) Another goal was to take some of the designs that I worked on in Heather Ross' class and actually get them printed on some fabric.

Ta-da!

Fox Fabric

Thanks to the magic of Spoonflower, I was quickly and easily able to upload my design files, make a few choices about pattern repeats, size & scale, and textile and -- voila! -- I had my very own fabric in my hands within a few short days. (It probably helps that Spoonflower is literally just down the street!) It was so quick and easy to do, in fact, that I wondered why I was so intimidated to try it out in the first place.

To start with, I just got a small cut of each of the three different fox designs that I showed you yesterday:

Green Fox Fabric

Yellow Fox Fabric

Purple Fox Fabric

I'm not quite sure what I am going to do with them yet. I am sure they will eventually make their way into some of my patchwork projects but, for now, I'm happy just to hold them in my hands and feel satisfied seeing something that I created come to life in such a special way.

Fox Fabric

18 comments:

  1. I had to google 'warrior dash' - I am impressed! And I adore the foxes. They are so sweet!

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  2. Your fabric looks great, I especially like the shadow behind the foxes. I would love to do a course on fabric design with Heather Ross, there's just the small problem of the atlantic ocean in my way!!

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  3. Love the purple foxes expression. He looks smug and gleeful and cute and loving all in one :-)

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  4. Those little foxes would look fabulous fussy cut for my 1" hexagons. Hint Hint. I think you need a giveaway.

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  5. That's really cool! How fun to have fabric you created.

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  6. They look fab all printed out. I love your colours choices.

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  7. Love them all!
    the purple one is my favorite :)

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  8. awesome achievement! check the link to spoonflower (need another o) - that's a really neat company!

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  9. Great idea...they are beautiful!!! And the color choices are perfect for christmas.

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  10. awesome! i want to do the same thing!!!

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  11. They are going to look amazing as wall hangings in a kids room....possibly my kid if they go up for sale and she's REALLY good :D

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  12. How did you know so long ago that foxes would be so popular now? So cute

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  13. Very nice, John! I'm impressed! Did you really sketch them yourself? Looks very professional.

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  14. How fun!! What a great experience! I really like your fabric!

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  15. My boyfriend wants a quilt. But not just a quilt, a quilt with foxes. that also looks manly. haha! Looks like your fabric would fit the bill, its really great, I am glad I stopped by your little blog :)

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