Quilt Talk

By Mary Covey

I am so excited to let you know that I will be a guest on American Patchwork & Quilting Radio. The show is hosted by “The Voice of Quilting” – Pat Sloan. Few people in the quilting world are as multi-talented as Pat. She is an author, fabric designer, talk show/podcast host, teacher, lecturer, and blogger. And did I say all around nice person?

If you have missed Pat’s previous interviews with people in the quilting world, you can find them at creativetalknetwork.com/. Free patterns , sew alongs, challenges, deals, videos, and more can be found by going to ilovetomakequilts.com a site for passionate quilters hosted by Pat Sloan.

The quilts pictured in the promotion for the show were free motion quilted by me using my long arm machine. I look forward to sharing my love of long arm quilting with Pat Sloan and hope that you will join us on Monday,


Modern Home

By Mary Covey

I always enjoy opening the blinds and doors to let the sunshine and fresh air come into the house.  The sunshine lifts your spirit and brightens any home. So it was no surprise to me that I enjoyed longarm machine quilting Jennifer’s quilt. This modern quilt would be a great addition to any home.


  When I first thought of the grey/yellow combination, I wondered if the grey would make the yellow appear dull. I was pleasantly surprised to see that the grey was just the right shade to make the yellow come to life.


  The blocks were set together in rows using pure white for the sashing and borders. A yellow and grey stripe was used for the backing (as seen in the first picture). Most of the blocks were a standard house block but some had a pinwheel in the center just to add variety.


  No matter what time of year, next time you want to bring the sunshine inside and brighten your day, try working with this great color combination. You  may be just like me – pleasantly surprised!   #ModernQuilt #ColorCombination #LongArmMachineQuilting


Dorothy’s Quilt

By Mary Covey

Free Motion Long Arm Machine Quilting

Dorothy Smith’s Quilt
– www.marycoveydesigns.com

This beautiful quilt was made by Dorothy Smith. She used scraps with vibrant colors that stand out on an all white background. This is a sample of one of the blocks. The blocks were surrounded by four appliqué borders, all in different color ways,  red – purple – blue- orange. Dorothy says she will be binding the quilt in the green from the vine to frame the quilt.


Dorothy Smith's Quilt

Semi Feathers

IMG_3268 IMG_3271IMG_3268IMG_3268I used Aurifil 50wt thread on the top and in the bobbin for a really strong, fine stitch. Dorothy’s workmanship is truly outstanding! It was my pleasure doing free motion long arm quilting on this beautiful quilt. #freemotion #longarmquilting #design