Kim Andersson! The judges loved her pixel dot pattern. The fresh colors and layering technique lent itself to a fun, fresh pattern.
Here’s what they had to say:
I really like that this piece has a retro 30s feel, but feels fresh and clean with the updated pixilation. This is a fabric that I would definitely buy and keep in my stash to use as “texture.” Because it can be cut up into small pieces and each piece will be slightly different one’s eye will keep moving around the quilt. You obviously have an understanding of how quilters use fabric! Coordinated solids were a perfect complement to the design.
I think your one of the more polished designers of the whole group. Your scale, repeats and space between motifs always feel nicely balanced. You also seem very keyed into what’s on trend in terms of colors and motifs. I think your work is very marketable and I liked your idea of playing with the hand cut dots as a way to change your technique. The colors succeed in making me think of spring.
I think you were very successful in getting across the ideas you wanted, the CMYK colors, pointillism, etc. However, I feel like I’ve seen this idea before. I find the dots to be kind of jarring to my eye…like I keep wanting to focus on them but I can’t. (maybe this is my personal hang up) For your future prints I’d love to see you express your point of view as a designer more clearly and experiment with color. Best of luck in the contest and I can’t wait to see what you come up with next!
I have been wanting to do a half-tone inspired print for a long time…and you beat me to it! I really like this print – particularly because there’s more to discover than what you see initially. Just like an impressionist painting, your appreciation for the design only grows as you step closer. You had to be very skillful in your overlapping and blending of color to get variation in value within your print! This is very original and a modern interpretation of one of the oldest types of prints (florals) around! Wonder-ful work.
Not only did the judges love Kim’s pattern, but the Reader’s Choice Award goes to Kim…again! Her loyal fans are looking for a clean sweep…
Sadly as the competition continues, we have to say goodbye to Nicky Ovitt and Jessica Majers. Both Nicky and Jessica have been fierce competitors and while their time participating in REPEAT(ed) is over, we are sure to see their work printed on all sorts of yummy textiles someday.
Here’s the ranking of designers as we roll into the next design challenge:
1. Kim Andersson
2. Rebecca Ng
3. Taylour Beadling
4. Alice Murphy
5. Jessica Majers
6. Nicky Ovitt
Big thanks to Timna Tarr and Jessica Pollak for being guest judges for this round…Stay tuned for the next Design Challenge!