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Designer Tidbits: Sweetwater

Designer Tidbits with Sweetwater for Moda Fabrics

wishes fabric collection by sweetwater for moda fabrics

Time to celebrate! Light the candles, make a wish, and blow them out. Wishes, a new fabric collection by Sweetwater for Moda Fabrics, celebrates life. From a 50th wedding anniversary to graduating college, all of the milestones that deserve celebrating! The Sweetwater ladies are here to share more about this happy collection, so keep reading for a celebration!

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Q: Where did you find your original inspiration for Wishes?
A:Wishes is all about celebrations- from the birth of a baby to a 50th wedding anniversary. We used bright, happy colors that reflect a celebratory feeling.

Wishes Fabric Collection by Sweetwater for Moda Fabrics Fabric Bunting

Q: What is your design process when beginning a new collection?
A:We generally start with a theme, which then becomes the name of the collection. Some of our favorites include Hometown, Noteworthy, and now Wishes. After the theme is decided, the colors come next. There are three of us, and sometimes we all have different ideas about the direction of the collection. Because of that, it can take a few days to make sure everyone is on the same page. Even then, once we start designing, we sometimes change our minds. The theme may not be working with the colors, or sometimes we just need to start over. It usually takes about a month for us to complete the collection.

Wishes Fabric by Sweetwater for Moda FabricsWishes Fabric by Sweetwater for Moda Fabrics

Q: What design trends are you currently exploring?
A:We love the whole ombre trend. We have an upcoming collection with one print that goes from light to dark. We didn’t want to go overboard, so that is why there is just one. It will be fun incorporating that into our quilt designs. If we like it, we may try more.

Gifts wrapped with Wishes fabric by Sweetwater for Moda Fabrics

Q:What projects do you hope to see made with Wishes?
A:We would love to see “gift” quilts made from Wishes. A wedding quilt, a baby quilt or a special birthday quilt.

Quilt projects featuring Wishes by Sweetwater for Moda Fabrics

Q:What projects have you made using Wishes?
A:We have made several quilts from the collection. When the collection is finished, we usually divide the quilts among the three of us. This time we all want either “Borderline” or “Confetti”. We draw names to make sure it is fair, but someone is going to be disappointed!

Inspiration for Wishes fabric by Sweetwater for Moda Fabrics

Q:How do you describe your style?
A:We try to keep each new collection fresh, with different colors and patterns. However, they all seem to have our style- simple and clean with always a few text prints.