Thursday, January 10, 2013

Designer Tidbits: Sweetwater



Do you have a bucket list? I do. I spend my lazy Saturdays jotting down items for my bucket list. Sometimes it's the big-ticket items like spending a summer in Paris, but sometimes it's the little things like trying a new restaurant this weekend or stitching up a quilt in my favorite new collection (hint hint). Those designers over at Sweetwater know what it's like to dream in doodles and make lists of those things that make life sweeter. Noteworthy is a perfect mixture of sweet colors, hand written lists and miles of doodles. The Sweetwater ladies are here to tell us a bit about Noteworthy. Enjoy!


Q: Where did you find your original inspiration for this collection?
A: Remember when we actually wrote things down with a pencil and paper? Noteworthy was inspired by that pencil and paper time. We love to doodle and can remember doodling in school or while on the phone. This inspired us to make a collection about our doodles!

Q: What was your “aha” moment in designing this collection
A: Our aha moment was when we started thinking about our doodles. Our doodles often look like the Bucket List design in this collection with random lists, stars, and flowers all over the page. We thought it would be fun to design a collection featuring our bucket list and doodles.


Q: What TV show or movie does your collection fit best in?
A: The first thing that comes to mind is The Bucket List starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman.

Q: Tell me about your sewing machines. What kinds do you have and how many?
A: We have 2 basic Pfaff’s. They have treated us well!


Q: What is your favorite part of the fabric industry?
A: My favorite part of the fabric industry is seeing all of the wonderful designs and meeting all of the wonderful people involved in the industry.


Q: What is your favorite print in the collection?
A: My favorite print in the collection is the bucket list design. I think it draws the entire collection together. It is a very versatile print that can be used in a variety of different projects.

Q: What is the most challenging part of the design process?
A: COLOR! We spend a lot of time on getting the right colors together. We like each of our collections to look different from each other but when you are all drawn to the same colors it becomes difficult.


Q: What are your favorite and least favorite colors and why?
A: My favorite color by far is the blue mist. It is so refreshing and I have plans to change the color of my room to this color. (by the time I get this done, I will probably have changed my mind at least 100 times!) For my least favorite color, I will go with pink. I know many people like pink but I have never been a pink kind of girl.

For a look at Noteworthy in action at Fall Quilt Market, here is a little interview to watch. And we would like to know, what's on your bucket list?




11 comments:

Gertie Pye said...

I just LOVE Sweetwater and Noteworthy looks like another cracker! Gorgeous fabrics x

Stephanie W said...

I LOVE these fabrics!!!!!

CraftyLatin Mama said...

Love the fabric..

Sharon Pernes said...

I just got my layer cake and jelly roll of this wonderful fabric. I am planning on making something that highlights the fabric with the writing...perhaps a computer screen quilt.

Patsy said...

I love all the fabrics designed by Sweetwater, and Noteworthy is a great grouping.

Terri in BC said...

I love this new fabric and plan on buying the bundle when I can fit it in the budget. I'm still making good use of my Sunkissed fat quarter bundle and I'm using the scraps to make my third quilt from it!

globalbagproject said...

Their fabric designs are absolutely fantastic. Kudos to Sweetwater!

Debbie B Sam said...

I believe I have a little bit of every Sweetwater fabric and have NEVER made anything with them :/

SarahZ said...

Lovely fabric! But your post had me thinking "Bucket List" the remainder of the evening. I have come to the rather confusing conclusion I don't have one! So I came up with one item, if that makes a "list"...to stand on the tip top of a mountain, any mountain! There! I feel better now! :)

Jeanne Gwin said...

Thanks Kimberly. My bucket list is rather complex but then again simple. I want a lot of simplicity in what I do, but like you there are a few big ticket deals. I am working my wat through the 'simples'

manybooks said...

This is my favorite current and close to my favorite EVER fabric line! I love the blue and the doodles :) And my bucet list includes a European cruise. Someday I hope!