was released in the late 1990's.
I carried all six of them in my shop for a very particular reason.
That's my name!!
And it's not referring to one of the other 57 Mary Huey's in the USA -- it's me!!
The blue and yellow color way was my favorite and the best seller overall.
This cheerful color way matches the original painting of the design which the printer used to set up the production. I have the painting framed and hanging in my studio.
I chose the design from King's Road's library of designs which they buy from independent artists who specialize in textile design. I might have been ahead of my time with this aqua?
Then I spent a stressful week figuring out six different color schemes with a Pantone fan of every color available for printing fabric. Each color way used seventeen different chips between the colors and their shades and tints.
It was my first and last foray into "fabric" on that level. It was exciting and I'm glad I did it, but the pressure of coming up with something that would sell well convinced me to stay with selling fabric in my shop a while longer!
This was the bomb of the group -- during the couple years after the print was released, this was the one that was on my clearance table as well as some other shops I visited. I still have a hunk of it and think it would work great with the current variety of grays on the market.
This is the sixth color way -- it didn't do very well either but it's the one that I have in a finished quilt. I must have been trying to convince quilters to invest in it.
There is also a jacket made using the orange/green color way and an assortment of prints from that season's line.
It's no ordinary jacket!! I created the "fabric" by tearing strips, weaving them together, and stitching them to a base with miles of thread. The fabric was then washed and dried and sent off to an amazing designer/dressmaker who specialized in wedding dresses.
He created the fitted jacket design with a scalloped hemline and it was executed by his staff -- those handmade roses are made from one of the cottons I used and "cover" the large snaps down the front and embellish the sleeves and the pockets.
It's too small for me, so it hangs in my closet and I get it out and gaze (sadly) at it every now and then. It's for sale -- seems a crime to have such a beautiful jacket living in a closet. If it catches your fancy, contact me at email@example.com and we'll talk!
Well, that was a fun reminiscence!
Thanks for visiting today!!