As mentioned in my previous post I’m running out of time to get a design submitted for the Fabric8 Spoonflower contest with Moda Fabrics ,so my only option was to scan in my fave sketches and try and organise them in Adobe illustrator. I didn’t expect to be using poppies in my final design as there were so many interesting and delicate flowers I had sketched at RHS Harlow Carr but once I’d drawn a few poppies the style reminded me of some crockery my grandma left me. Design is such a personal subject that I decided to go with my heart and use the poppies even though they perhaps aren’t my favourite flower. These particular poppies are growing wild in our garden so I’m definitely influenced once again by beautiful Yorkshire.

Although I am reasonably happy with the composition, given how little time I’ve given to it, I can’t decide on a colourway. Moda seem to have a lots of quilting fabrics and I think my design may be too large scale but I don’t have time to change it now. It would be great if you could let me know in a comment below which is your fave, and even better if you could say why, and what you think the fabric would be best used for. I won’t sway your decision, so I’ll leave my thoughts on what I’d like to make with it for another post.

Written by Vicky Morse

The designer behind Accidental Vix and mum of gorgeous and boisterous baby boy and wife to fab and supportive hubby with an aim to just be creative.


Alison Stokes

I would definitely go with the orange background for Moda. I love their fabrics and could see myself buying that one. You could if successful easily base a collection round the colour and flower, maybe mixing in some of the other flowers you sketched. Hope this helps. Alison x

Vicky Morse

Thanks Alison, I am torn between the orange and grey background, but always good to get another opinion 🙂 I might try some more tweaks tonight xx

Sue Gray

Definitely the orange. I’d use it for a storage basket for toiletries with matching cosmetic bag. They are all lovely though.

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