Sleepy Koalas – My baby boy fabric

Koala fabric - entry for Project Selvage 2011

This is the fabric design that I entered into Project Selvage.  Entry details called for a fabric designed for baby boys, which had to be “in repeat”.  To give you some idea of scale, in my design, each Koala is about 2″ high.  When I last looked, a couple of days ago, there were over 600 entries.  I am not sure how many entries, in total, were received before the competition closed on Friday (my time).

Sleepy Koalas, my project selvage entry

Once you had submitted your design, you could browse through the other submissions, and while there was a lot of stuff I would not pick, amongst the huge number of entries, there were plenty of really talented designers, with very strong contenders.  Most of the entries would be suitable for boys, but I think quite a few would not be suitable for baby boys – I think the second is harder to achieve than the first.

detail of koala fabric for Project Selvage 2011, showing Southern Cross

Somehow, this week, the judges will have to narrow it down to 75 semi-finalists which is going to be tricky.  I think it will be quite an achievement to still be in the competition next week.  I am crossing my fingers that I get chosen, but realistically I know the odds are not fantastic.  If I make it thorough, you can be sure that I will be calling on you all to vote!

Did you enter Project Selvage?  Would my fabric be something you would be likely to buy for a baby boy project?

7 thoughts on “Sleepy Koalas – My baby boy fabric

  1. I do love the blue – quite a modern, sophisticated blue, but still ‘soft’ and ‘welcoming’ – the sleepy koalas are genius, as are the stars – very twinkly!! Well Done!!

  2. Claire

    Wonderful design – and a very nice, subtle touch with the Southern Cross. Go you – hope you make it to the next stage and then all the way. Barb xx

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