Friday, December 21, 2012

Here is one of my new designs in different color combo's... "Flights of Fancy"! Some in the collection are available now and more will be available in the new year!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Tea Time Sweets!

This week... Sweets! This weeks fabric design depicts sweets (candy, cookies, etc.) using small scale repeating motifs that are non-directional (or scattered)... What could be sweeter than tea time? ...Butter cookies, cookies filled with jam, biscuits and macaroons... Yum!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Handmade gift tags!

Christmas tags for your Handmade Gifts! Can be printed on fabric or wall decals, available at my Spoonflower shop!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Riviera Tee from Storey Publishing

Under the Sea (One-Yard Wonders). 
Spoonflower partnered with Storey, publishers of the One-Yard Wonders books, for a new contest idea. A nautically inspired 101 Little One-Yard Wonders fabric design contest. Rebecca Yaker, one of the One-Yard Wonders authors, provided a pattern for the Riviera Tee to download. I downloaded the file, added my own design to the pattern, then uploaded the pattern with my design on it to Spoonflower, and entered the contest. 
This pattern comes in a size 8 girls... so naturally I thought Mermaids, seahorses and starfish! What 7 year old girl doesn't love this theme? It screams Under The Sea!!
The winner will have their design published in the newest in Storey’s bestselling One-Yard Wonders series: the upcoming 101 Little One-Yard Wonders. 
Voting starts on November 29th!   

Matisse "Magic Carpet" Textile (Nasher)

This week the requirements were as follows for the Nasher / Matisse Contest. Spoonflower partnered with The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University to hold a contest with the goal of designing a textile that would look at home in a Nasher-Matisse Contest PaletteMatisse painting like the ones currently on display as part of the Nasher's exhibition on the Cone sisters of Baltimore. (Using the specified color palette: RGB hex codes: #DE8371, #C33855, #D1CC56, #2E486B, #FFFFFF).
The textiles in the Matisse era were very ornate. His simplification of those designs are both whimsical and a great representation of the textile itself. I chose to do a carpet -like pattern in a "simplified-ornate" design. ©2012 Patty Rybolt Designs

Extra Posts...

I missed posting to my blog last week(broke my shoulder riding my bike), so I am trying to get caught up with a few posts this week!

Flights of Fancy Contest

A Fancy Feathery Flock! ...was my entry for The SPOONFLOWER FABRIC OF THE WEEK CONTEST for NOVEMBER 21, 2012.

This design was palette restricted to the four colors you see here. I decided to keep it light with a group of loosely illustrated foul, branch bits and leaves.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Holiday Cocktail Napkin Set

This week... Holiday Cocktail Napkins! My illustrations are hand drawn and then scanned into Photoshop where they were 'cleaned up' and colored. Each of the 12 napkins are a printed 5"sq. and will be 4.5" sq. after sewing (with the 1/4" seam allowance). I liked the idea of adding a burlap texture to the edges of each napkin to unify the collection and am going to back each one with real burlap when I receive the finished fabric.
Each fat quarter ($11.00) will make 12 napkins, or a yard of fabric ($18.00) will give you 48 napkins... great economical hostess or teacher gifts, and you can give them in groups of 4, 6 or 12!! (follow my link or just click on the flower icon right here on my blog to go right to my Spoonflower page where you can purchase this fabric!) ...Happy...Merry ...Joy and best of all ...Cheers!!

Pirate Hero Fabric

The contest at Spoonflower last week was to come up with a fabric design for boys age 6-12 with a hero theme. I came up with Pirates. Pirates are not typically considered heroes, but these guys got tired of doing what Pirates do, so they started a Puppy Rescue!!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Zazzle Shop is now open!

Exciting news... I've just started a shop on Zazzle! Check it out at the bottom of my blog page, I'll be adding products as often as I can. I'm starting out with some of my most popular Spoonflower products and then who knows!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

This week my fabric design entry is Scary Spiders! The theme this week is Creepy-Crawlies (for Halloween). Go to Spoonflower if you can to vote!

Scary Spiders! © 2012 Patty Rybolt Designs

Yeaaa! Just found out that my Mr. 9to5 Working Stiff was voted in the top 10 in the Spoonflower Fabric of the week contest! This is my first design to make the top 10!!!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Halloween Zombie Plush Fabric!

Here is my entry for the Halloween Cut & Sew Plush Contest...
The contest for this week on Spoonflower was to create a cut & sew pattern for a zombie plush toy. 
It had to include sewing instructions on the design itself, and print out at the scale of a fat quarter (21" x 18"). 
This project was so fun. I combined watercolor painting & illustration with real textures of leather, burlap, linen and wool. 
It's kind of a mixed media fabric!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Chevron Cheater Quilt fabric designs

This is my new collection for a 'cheater quilt' design contest through I designed almost all of these fabrics specifically for this quilt. (The rest were from my some of my existing collections on the website).  I'm in the process of putting one of my printed designs together and will post the finished product when it is done!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Beehive Tea Cozy Cut & Sew Pattern!

This is my latest design in the fabric of the week contest for!! 
The design fits into a fat quarter, and can be purchased for $11.00 per design, or 4 for $18.00.
This week Spoonflower is joining forces with ETSY, 
and their World Craft Party which will take place on August 24th, 2012. 
Below is the finished Cut and Sew Pattern . It is designed to be used with a two cup teapot.

I'm currently working on assembling several of these to be put on ETSY! 

Friday, April 13, 2012

Sewing Celebration Contest

'Sew With Me'
This fabric proof just came in this morning! I'm so excited! This was a design entered into the 'weekly design contest' at If you can, please vote at their website this week. Thanks!

More fabrics!

I saw this idea on Pintrest for a way to display magazines, but thought is also a great way to display my fabrics in the studio!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

New Fabric Designs Available At Spoonflower!

Hi and welcome to my Blog!

I'm starting this to keep everyone updated on my current work...

My 'Wacky Moroccan' fabric is now available at!