Quest for Fabric

DSC_7051DSC_7051DSC_7051DSC_7051By Mary Covey

Fabric Row

Fabric swatches designed by Mary Covey –

These small strips of fabric represent two different lines of fabric that I designed for P&B textiles. The pastels in the center where called Watercolor Etchings. I designed the line because I felt there was a need in the market for soft soothing colors to act as neutrals with things like Aunt Gracie’s and batiks. I have seen them used with both types of fabrics very effectively.

The prints on both ends represent a few of the fabrics from my second line called All About Me. The line was a tribute to my three year old grand daughter. Being the first and only grand child on either side of the family – trust me everything was all about her. There were several more color ways in the line -yellow, tans, greens, and browns. It also came with two pre-printed panels pictured below.

Fabric Panel

All About Me Fabric Designed by Mary Covey –

This line could stand alone or be incorporated into many quilts that used other fabric lines as well. Again I thought there was a need in the market for some bright colored prints for babies/children.  Something other than traditional pink and blue.

When I designed each line I thought there was a void in the market place that needed to be filled.  I am now on a quest for the newest void in the quilt/home decorating market. What is there that I cannot find to complete my quilt or home decorating project? I am asking you for your help. What are you looking for that you cannot find? Is it a certain style of fabric? Is it a certain color or colors? Let me know what you think is missing. You can leave a comment or email me at mmcovey I can’t wait to hear from you!

#fabric #quilting #kidsquilt


Recycled Fun

By Mary Covey

Recycled Spools and Quilts

Recycled Spools and Quilts Wind Chime by Mary Covey & Family –

Throughout the history of quilting, quilters have been known for recycling. A quilter would save every little scrap of leftover fabric and nothing was ever thrown away. Then, the smallest pieces of fabric would be sewn together to form squares, triangles, sashing, and borders.

Having a love of antique scrappy quilts always has me on the lookout for ways to recycle. My favorite thread for longarm quilting is Aurifil. The 50wt thread I use comes on beautiful orange spools. It seemed such a shame to throw these spools away when they were empty.

So with the help of my granddaughters, we thought of a way to recycle them. Using a wire coat hanger, strips of scrap fabric, and the spools we made a wind chime to hang in our pecan tree. Of course the sound is not as beautiful as a big metal chime but the color is vibrant; it is fun to sit on the porch and watch; the birds seem to enjoy it but best of all we had fun!

#Recycle #Spools #WindChime