A few weeks ago I entered a design for this year's fabric8 design contest sponsored by Robert Kaufman and Spoonflower. The theme was Geek Chic. At first I thought of funky glasses but after quite a bit of sketching decided that wasn't good. (Thank goodness I didn't do that because there were a lot of designs submitted with glasses.) All I could think of for the theme was computer related. When I was in high school I took a computer class and learned how to program in Basic and Pascal on a Machintosh IIe desktop. (Yes, I was an 80s teenager.) That did it, I had to figure out something interesting with computer code. Whenever you learn a new code there's a program called "Hello World" that you do so that you'll understand the differences between the old and new codes. That's what my design is all about ... I even included the binary code for "Hello World".
This morning I found out that my design didn't made it to the semi-finalist round. Too bad, I would have loved to make the coordinating fabrics to go with it. Perhaps I still should and then I could make a Geek Chic quilt. At any rate, go take a look at the semi-finalists here and vote for your favorite.