Summer Crush {a mosaic contest}

Slow down a minute, my friend, and ponder with me in color.

I have a crush on summer.  It is a mirage, distant and glistening, its horizons wide with possibility, its colors fresh and pure.  In this dream-summer there is youth, brazen and playful.  There is water, light and air.

Summer is full of motion.  Flocks of birds, fish and people make their peculiar dance under the warming sun.  Into this motion colors pour, swirl and clash.  Building energy.  Inciting awe.

The colors of summer are many, because summer is a time for journeys.  Wanderlust pulls us along, out to new places, beyond our comfort zone.   There should be freedom.  There must be freedom!  To play and make mistakes, coming round again, at long last, to home.

Yes, in my dream-summer there is freedom to explore...and freedom to rest.  And the sun shines upon us and the sand is clean and the water clear and all is right with the world.


In this hemisphere summer is waning.  The days are growing shorter, but the heat presses on.   In the southern hemisphere, summer is just coming round the horizon, quite far off, but beckoning still.  Would you like to dream a little dream with me of a summer crush? 

Carefully craft your mosaic of 9 fabrics from among the offerings at Quilt Sandwich Fabrics. Choose fabrics to express your interpretation of Summer Crush!

Once you have chosen your fabrics, use Mosaic Maker or any mosaic tool of your choice to create your mosaic.  Copy and paste image URL's from Quilt Sandwich.  To find URL's first go to the item page, then right click on the image you want and choose "copy image location".  If URL's aren't working for you, save images to your computer and upload them to Mosaic Maker.

To enter the contest, add your mosaic image to our collection here.  If it suits you, link to a blog post or Instagram capture explaining your choices - that helps us spread the word about our contest.  Anyone can enter, anywhere in the world.

***Important Tip*** If possible, share your mosaic so that when it's loaded to the link up and you click on your mosaic, it takes viewers to see a larger version. This makes it so much easier for me to see your mosaic and consider it as a finalist!  Hosting your mosaic in a public place (such as Instagram or a blog) and linking the URL works beautifully!

Add your mosaic by midnight August 20th.  You can make up to 2 mosaics!  On Monday the 21st, I'll open voting.  We'll have two winners!  The 2 Top Mosaics will earn a complete fat quarter set of their mosaic fabrics!!!  Winners announced August 24th. 

Enjoy!