For the theme of baseball, I ask my husband (who watched a lot more baseball growing up than I did), what some of his favorite memories or aspects of baseball were. One of the things he mentioned was filling out scorecards during games. I've never done that, but I loved filling out forms as a kid, so I bet I would have enjoyed it. So, I thought I would do a design that mimicked all the little lines and boxes on a scorecard.
I started out with these colors, but ended up modifying the blue and buff and using just those:
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I thought it was a little more interesting rotated into diamonds:
I also did a straight up-and-down version in black and white. This barely cracked into the top half of entries. Interestingly, someone immediately bought a full yard of it! Pretty exciting.
My favorite entry was the winner, which featured highly textured bats.