Monthly Archives: October 2016

CUBS WIN! Paper Pieced Cubs Baseball Pillowcase Pattern

Cubs Win! Pillowcase
Cubs Win! Pillowcase

What a super Christmas gift for a Cubs fan! This 20″x 30″ paper pieced pillow case is a great beginner project with very easy blocks. The “Cubs Win!” slogan is posted on the marquee at the stadium whenever the team wins. Let’s celebrate this wonderful team as they slug their way through the World’s Series.

Here’s the cub…so easy to paper piece.


This pattern is available on Etsy.


More Paper Pieced “Dogs Only” Dogs and Owners

I promised to reveal more of the real live pets that inspired my latest paper pieced quilt design, “Dogs Only”.dogs-only-quiltThis adorable quilt has 11 different dog breeds, all inspired by real pets.



This is a Labradoodle inspired by Percy, owner Kathleen McCormick.


And this cutie is a Westie named Mac, who’s lovely owner is my neighbor Peg Olson.


This cutie patootie is a Yorkie named Muggsy, owner is Mary Waldecker.


I love puppies with patches on their eyes, so I couldn’t resist this Terrier that I call Patch, owner unknown.



I had a lovely conversation with a customer about her Great Dane, Duke. Unfortunately I never got her name 🙁  However, I still couldn’t resist dedicating this block to Duke.

saint-bernardstudley-muffinAnd here is the Saint Bernard, Studley Muffin, owner Jacqi Levy. Jacqi runs the “Keep Me In Stitches” quilt shop in Appleton.  Her sweet Studley Muffin has passed away and is greatly missed.

All 11 dog blocks are available in the “Dogs Only” pattern on Etsy or Craftsy.


“Dogs Only” Paper Pieced Quilt Pattern from Made By Marney


The Dogs Only quilt (42″x 51″) was so much fun to design. Each paper pieced block was inspired by a real dog, whose photo was shared with me by their loving owner! I will include some of the photos of the real life inspiration dogs in todays blog, and others will be shared in later blogs. There were so many proud pet owners that I have made “extra” blocks that can be purchased separately and substituted, if desired.

airedale guinness-by-heidi-dronchi







The Airedale is “Guinness” and the owner is Heidi Dronchi.







The Shih Tzu is “Molly” and the owner is Glenda Becker.








The Beagle is “Copper” and the owner is Lynn Much.







The Dachshund is “Oscar” and the owner is Jennifer Strauser.

bulldogtucker-by-lindsey-groverThe Bull Dog is “Tucker” and the owner is Lindsey Grover.

I will reveal the names of more dogs and their proud owners soon…

This original pattern can be found on Etsy and Craftsy.