I am so inspired by summer! Click here to browse my summer fabrics in my Spoonflower shop.
If you decide to make something with one of these fabrics – I’d love to see! Click here to see some recent sewing projects.
At the beach or the pool, I find endless inspiration for new paintings, sketches and designs. View my seascape paintings here.
Hot off the Spoonflower press! My “Goggles” fabric has arrived. So excited for the addition to my pool themed fabrics. The “Goggles” design joins “Swimming Laps” and “Pool Tiles.”
Where are all the quilters? These fabrics would be great for a quilt for a swimmer. You can order them on Spoonflower, just click here to visit my Spoonflower shop.
I’m waiting patiently for the swatch of the newest addition to my beach fabric family! Stay tuned. 😀
I challenged myself to design one fabric print a month this year. Since June is winding down, it was time to get to it. When I first started designing patterns I would sit with a blank page and start drawing. Since then I’ve changed my approach. Now when I’m designing, I go to my sketchbook and paintings and look for artwork I’ve already created that would work well as a repeating pattern.
I’m in a summer frame of mind, so I selected this painting of goggles. Click here to read the details of the steps I take to create a pattern in Photoshop.
I tried designing a pattern with the goggles before, but didn’t have success. This time, I had a new vision. I isolated the goggles, leaving only a little of the blue background and adjusted the colors to create the goggles in every color of the rainbow. I struggled a bit with how to get the design to repeat perfectly when the goggles were in a diagonal line. Sometimes I make things harder than they need to be. So, I revised the design to be a more organic placement and in doing so made it easier to create the repeat. I added a blue background color. I’m excited for the fabric swatch of this design to arrive!
So far my “Swimming Laps” design is my most popular one.
I recently reworked my Valentine squares to become a new “Pool Tile” design. The swatch of this design should be arriving any day.
Valentine’s Day Squares:
See all of my fabric print designs in my Spoonflower shop.
I enjoy designing fabric prints and love getting an email from Spoonflower that says someone ordered one. I’m excited to design some new fabrics with summer as inspiration. I have a few collaborations in the works, and am looking forward to seeing some of these fabrics put to use. If you sew, please contact me if you are interested in collaborating.
All fabrics are available for sale at Spoonflower.com.