Mojave Desert: Dusk & Dawn for Baby Bedding Contest

I don’t often blog about contests before they are over, but sometimes, when I feel I might have a better chance with my entry and there is a special prize to be won, I present it here and encourage you to vote – if and what designs you vote for is entirely your decision, obviously. This week’s Spoonflower contest theme is ‘South West Baby Bedding’, which refers to the general American and South American area (a very broad range!). Carousel Designs will choose one design of the top 10 for a baby bedding collection.

My design is completely pen-drawn and features turtles, owls, hummingbirds, salamanders, millipedes, road runners, rabbits and foxes, flowers & flowering cacti, among other icons. I was inspired the many beautiful features of the Mojave Desert – do an online search of images of this desert and you may agree that the landscapes and its life forms are just stunning.

My palette, which I consider gender-neutral, is intentionally soft and pastel to be suitable for even very young babies. I tried to not make it clichee with many Native American symbols but I couldn’t resist including a dream catcher and a few teepees (tents, really) for their ornamental and geometric values.

If you are inclined to vote, please feel free to proceed to the contest page here. Thank you! :)

This is a cropped image of my design (click to see it on Spoonflower in fat quarter, swatch and the repeat in yard-view):

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