Connecting Threads is having a fabric design contest so I decided to try designing fabric.
It's easy to come up with ideas but hard for me to get them into the computer.
The first design I used PCStitch, cross-stitch design software to come up with the jpeg. It has a tiled appearance because of that but it is an interesting effect. I can easily imagine a whole line of fabrics with this look. This design is on page one of the Geometric/Decorative category.
For my next design I experimented with Photoshop. It is on page 3 of the Flowers category.
It's been fun dreaming about being a fabric designer but there were so many beautiful designs submitted and they are all getting more votes then mine.
I have more ideas and wish I could submit again knowing more about what to expect and how to generate the designs. So, go out there and vote for your favorites so they will run the competition again.