Brag Monday

Karen from the Graphics Fairy is hosting this lovely day.  A day where we can share what we have created with her generous gifts of beautiful images.

book frenchI love designing fabric on Spoonflower, and a while back I contacted Karen and asked her permission to have a fabric printed of her lovely designs.  I couldn't wait to get started when she said yes.

I am partial to French Script, so I took a bit of this...

book frenchand a bit of that,

book frenchand added one more

along with my peony photograph, which I made a bit lighter to compliment the design.

Then I went to my Spoonflower account and uploaded these images to create my designs, and I created the design I call Paris Pillow.

book frenchThe advantage of using Spoonflower to print your fabric, as opposed to the transfer method is that you can care for the fabric as you would any professionally printed fabric.

You can order the fabric in large quantities, any scale,

any fabric that they offer and in a centered, repeat, half-drop, mirror or brick layout.

book frenchSo, I ordered the fabric in my large print design, I call Paris Pillow.  Centered on a fat quarter of their lovely Quilting Cotton, measuring 21" x 18".  I especially love creating fabric to make pillows.


book frenchWhen the fabric arrived I couldn't wait to make this pillow...


book frenchI wrote a tutorial on the process.  I hope that you decide to upload a design and join the Spoonflower community....seeing your designs become fabric while meeting lovely people who will inspire you.

Thank you Karen, your work is so inspirational.

french-bonjour-mail-postcardSo, now let's visit Karen for Brag Monday and see all the wonderful things that people design using Karen's wonderful graphics.

Sarah said...

Karen, it is lovely. You are one talented lady! ~ Sarah

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Karen, you make the most lovely desgins and fabrics. Hope you dropped by my blog to enter my Scentsy give away!

sissie said...

Hi Karen,
What a wonderful process. I'm going over to check it out!

Your design is lovely and the pillow is perfect.


Gabriela Delworth said...

Hello Karen,

This is exactly what I need this morning in this rainy day, can you believe it's raining here?

This pillow is fabulous, love the print and your peonies. And I will definitely check your tutorial...

~ Gabriela ~

nancybabb said...

OH MERCY! ANOTHER new something I'm gonna have to try! Too Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Christine said...

Hey you did a great job mixing those images, very nice fabric!
Have a wonderful week

Amanda@RelovedRubbish said...

Your pillow and fabric are beautiful! I have never heard of spoonflower, but it sounds like exactly what I am looking for. Thanks for sharing!


A Tale of Two Cities said...

What a fascinating process--I never knew all that was possible. That will definitely be a pillow to treasure.


Audrey Pettit said...

How very, very cool! I really love how you fabric turned out. So creative and so pretty, too.
visiting from the Graphics Fairy. TFS!

Lisa said...

Just beautiful!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow. Who knew one could do that with pictures and fabric. I love all the elements you added to make the pillow stand out.

Karen- The Graphics Fairy said...

It's gorgeous Karen!!! I've wanted to try that for the longest time, but had wondered about the quality of the printing. I guess I won't worry about that anymore, it looks fabulous! I love how you combined those images. Dreamy!!

Tricia said...

Gorgeous!! Wow! Love it!