Friday, September 6, 2013

"Delightful" by Swirly Girls

Hi! Susan and Christine here from Swirly Girls Design… We are so happy to share our new fabric line on the Making It Fun blog! It is called “Delightful” and we believe it lives up to its name.

We love to scrounge around thrift shops and vintage stores. We are often inspired by vintage linens, wallpaper and photographs.  The idea for Delightful started when we found this dishtowel at one of our favorite stops:

We were especially drawn to the whimsical flowers and butterfly.  Our butterfly is a softer version, yet just as whimsical.

One of the best things about our job is seeing sketches come to life on fabric! Here is the final print, called Daisy Flutter:

We love all of the prints in this line, but Delightful is really all about the COLOR! We really wanted to capture the vintage vibe in a contemporary way through the use of color. We envisioned vivid, saturated colors and are thrilled with the result. 

Delightful is available in two colorways, Raspberry and Strawberry.

Did we mention that it’s printed on yummy Cotton Couture?  Cotton Couture is Michael Miller’s super-soft, silky fabric base that drapes beautifully and is a dream to work with. It is perfect for quilts, but also clothing and other projects.

(This is the Candice purse from Lazy Girl Designs – love it!)
We couldn’t wait to get our hands on sample yardage and start making quilts from our patterns. Grand Central is perfect to feature the focus print Garden Beauty. The coordinates sparkle in the pinwheels.

Patchwork PDQ shows off the prints in a traditional, scrappy look featured here in the Raspberry colorway.

French Garden in Strawberry:

We want you to be just as “Delighted” as we are!  We designed Garden Delight as a free, downloadable pattern.

Click here to get started on this fun, lap-size quilt.
What does Delightful inspire you to make? Send your pics to and we’ll share them.
Happy sewing!
Susan and Christine

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