Tropical Papaya – a Tropical Inspired Fabric Collection
A fun tropical collection of patterns for printing on fabric. These came from a pattern call out asking for a ‘rad repeat pattern’ using the top 5 Pantone colours for 2020.
Doodling on the couch one night I created the palm frond motif (maybe I was dreaming I’d rather be at the beach as it’s the middle of winter here), with little papayas floating around. Then when taking the sketch digital; as that is how I work sketching designs up then converting them to a digital format; the colours seemed perfect for the fun tropical beach feel I wanted to achieve.
I present to you a tropical inspired fabric collection:
- Tropical Papaya (the hero print)
- Coconuts in Sunrise, Sunset and Beach
- The coordinate patterns in Sunrise, Sunset and Beach
The perfect blend of a fun bold hero print, with simpler yet still detailed coconuts and the simply stunning coordinates perfect for anything.
I’ve had the tropical inspired collection printed up at Spoonflower using the Print a Yard option – oh so fun as you can get lots of designs on one piece of fabric that are seamless so you use them as a mock quilt. And using the Good to Go Messenger bag from Andrie Designs, I’ve made a fun beach bag with it. Where all the panels showcase a different print from the collection and of course I made a few mods to the pattern (as I never follow them exactly right).
What do you think?
What would you create with these prints, I’d love to know?
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