Merry Christmas

By Mary Covey

It is hard to believe that another year is coming to a close. This will be my last post until after Christmas. Merry Christmas to all of you!

Christmas Begins with Christ

 

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Elsa and Anna

By Mary Covey

Elsa and Anna – anyone recognize those two names? It is amazing that an ordinary movie can have such an influence on us. When Disney released the movie they did not believe it would become the mega hit that it did. They had not planned on accessary sales like costumes, dolls, coloring books, ice castles, music, etc. would be very large. Wow! wow! I wonder if they watched the movie before it was released?

Well I have two grand daughters, Ella and Abby, who can sing all the songs word for word; they can quote the lines and argue over which one will be Elsa and which one is Anna when they play. Older sister – younger sister, Ella and Abby, Elsa and Anna -see where all this is going?

Preprinted panel of Elsa and Anna with borders trimmed off.

Preprinted panel of Elsa and Anna with borders trimmed off.

These pre-printed panels became available at the end of summer. The original panel came with a pink border about the same color as Anna’s cape. Of course like every other grand mother in the world I wanted to make my quilts (bought two panels – one for Ella and one for Abby) very special. I trimmed off the preprinted border so I could add my own.

This snowflake /stripe fabric by Ellen Medlock Studio was the perfect choice for the new borders. Each girl will get her own quilt with a travel pillow case made from the same fabric.

Finished quilt top,

Finished quilt top.

It is not very visible in the picture but on the left side of Elsa’s face in the background is quilted “Abby” my youngest grand daughter’s name. The second quilt has “Ella” quilted in the same spot. I may even had a few crystals here and there for some sparkle.

The best thing about these quilts is the magical power they have to make wonderful memories that my grand daughters and I will share forever.

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Quest for Fabric

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Fabric Row

Fabric swatches designed by Mary Covey – www.marycoveydesigns.com

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 – www.marycoveydesigns.com

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 @aol.com. I can’t wait to hear from you!

#fabric #quilting #kidsquilt

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Looking Forward to Autumn

By Mary Covey

Autumn

Gourds – www.marycoveydesigns.com

We have had some really hot days lately here in Oklahoma. The best part of the day is early in the morning. The rest of the day, I just want to be inside under the air conditioning. While I enjoy every season, I always look forward to autumn. The air is crisp and the colors of fall are outstanding. Just like I look ahead to cooler days, quilters should look ahead at getting fall projects quilted. Just  give me a call (918-299-2750)  to save a spot for your project so we can have it done in time to display this fall. And remember, it is never too early to put your name in line for your Christmas projects. Enjoy your summer. #Autumn #ChristmasProjects #longarmquilting

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