Mood Berries {a mosaic contest}

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

Blueberry, raspberry, boysenberry, blackberry - these are the berries of summer’s end. More than ever I’m welcoming winter this year. What a scorching long summer it’s been! Come cool air, cozy quilts and crackling fire. We’ll invite you in.

Oh how I love the juxtaposition of meadow flowers with plush eggplant and sleek royal blue! The mood is both bright and shady, sultry and sweet. Can you imagine yourself perched on a chair within?

These rich berry hues feel so luscious, so full of flavor and depth. It’s marvelous that something so healthy tastes so good. They represent a practical extravagance, like a sewing staycation or an evening walk or the most serendipitous scrap quilt.

Luxurious, but winsomely relaxing.

I suppose it’s relaxing for me, anyway. This palette is my heart! Warm colors contrasting with deep midnight blue and velvety black - yes, please! The Mood Berries palette feels a bit untamed, vaguely mysterious, entirely decadent. I like my color that way.

So bring your pomegranates, your plums, your currants. Bring your plush fabrics, your wool yarn and all manner of cozy for hearth and for home. Indulge in a rich and tarty palette this season, as we yearn for cooler days to come. Mood berries for all.


Carefully craft your mosaic of 9 fabrics from among the offerings at Fabricworm. Choose fabrics to express your interpretation of Mood Berries.

Once you have chosen your fabrics, use Mosaic MakerBeFunky or the photo collage tool of your choice to create your mosaic.  Save images from Fabricworm then upload them to a collage maker to create a mosaic of 9 fabrics total.

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.

Add your mosaic by midnight September 30th.  You can make up to 2 mosaics!  On Monday the 1st, 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 October 4th. 

Enjoy!