And the Tiny Dwellings Design Challenge Winner is…

Michele Rosenboom, The Printed Bolt, Repeat, nest fabric, human nest fabric, tiny dwellings

Design One: Twisted Abode - WINNER!

Michele Rosenboom, The Printed Bolt, Repeat, nest fabric

Design Two: Undulate - WINNER!

The winner of Design Challenge One is Michele Rosenboom!Michele Rosenboom, textile designer

Michele’s tiny dwellings wowed the judges. Her use of color, scale and inspiration were exceptional.  Michele’s fabric will be used in a French Braid Quilt that will be displayed in TQM Product’s Booth at Spring Quilt Market in Kansas City!

Judge Remarks include:

  • By my scoring I clearly feel these are the two top prints in this round of competition. I LOVE the hand drawn lines – they bring the artist’s signature to the prints making them unique and memorable. I also like that you took the challenge as inspiration for a surface design that wasn’t literal.
  • The color story on Twisted Adobe is rich and perfect for quilt making. The use of two colors on Undulate is very difficult to do well, the choice of the two colors together is fresh and bold. The repeat on both prints is done well creating a seamless integration of the design that creates beautiful movement.
  • Sophisticated designs and colors – really appreciate that you weren’t literal about drawing a home. Undulate is a fantastic read-as-solid. There really aren’t enough modern read-as-solids on the market right now. I would love to have both of these fabrics in my stash!
  • Love, love, love.  I want Twisted Abode NOW!  I love your innovative approach.  Keep it up!

The readers also swooned over Michele Rosenboom’s human nest inspired designs. Congratulations Michele for earning the Reader’s Choice Award on top of winning the first Design Challenge!

We were incredibly impressed by all of the entries, and the judges had a difficult time determining which tiny dwellings were uninhabitable. Unfortunately, after calculating each judge’s Score Sheet, the eliminated designers this month are Nicole Buxton and Ann Le.  You are both incredibly talented designers and we wish you both the best of luck with your fabric designing careers.

Fabric addicts take note, the Tiny Dwellings designs will be up in the Spoonflower Shop later this week.  Stay tuned for more detailed thoughts from our guest judges and the second Design Challenge reveal on Friday!

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6 comments on “And the Tiny Dwellings Design Challenge Winner is…

  1. Evan Flenderson on said:

    While art is subjective it seems the judging system is flawed – based on MY opinion of some of the entrants that made it to the second round.

  2. Michele Rosenboom on said:

    Just wanted to say a quick thank you to all 3 judges, not just for their selection, but for their time and effort in judging the first challenge. I appreciate the feedback and am very honored, especially in the company of so many talented designers!

  3. tammie on said:

    great job michele- congratulations!

  4. Michele Rosenboom on said:

    Thank you, Tammie. Glad to see you will be participating in the next challenge, too!

  5. Timothy J Arand-McIlrath on said:

    Congrats, Michele. I am so excited for you. I am proud to have been a part of your design past. Good luck with the next challenge.

  6. Adrienne Tatman on said:

    Congratulations Michele!!

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