Hi! I’m Mary Hertel, AKA “Made By Marney”, and I design paper pieced patterns. I consider myself very lucky to have a block in Volume 14 of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks. It is such a great resource, with so many creative blocks, and includes all the directions. But before I reveal my block, let me tell you a little bit about myself and my paper pieced designs.
Here I am in Oshkosh with one of the totes from my upcoming book, “Cute and Clever Totes”. This will be such a fun book…with 16 paper pieced blocks that can be used in 6 different tote patterns. It can pre-ordered from Amazon, as it is coming out in January, 2017. I am holding the Market Tote and the other 5 tote styles are pictured below.
Here are a few more of the 16 cute blocks that will be in “Cute and Clever Totes”.
As you can see, there will be something for everyone.
I was an elementary art teacher for 35 years and I love designing whimsical animals. Here’s a fun project I did this year…friends and customers sent me photos of their pets and I designed a paper pieced block of their animal. This is “Guinness” the Airedale.
This is “Dogs Only”, an entire quilt designed from the photos of real pets. This is my block on page 20 in Volume 14 of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks. Poinsettia Pop was fun to design. I love mixing media, for example putting buttons with paper piecing. I used all basic fabrics, weaves , marbles and solids to get a nice rich coloring for this giant Christmas flower.
As you can see, the block is repeated 4 times to complete one Poinsettia. This block would make a great Christmas table runner or even a cute tree skirt!
If you leave a comment today , Thursday or Friday, you could win 1 of the following paper pieced patterns…
I will be giving away a “Farmyard Stars” quilt pattern to 1 lucky visitor at the end of this week.
Another lucky winner will get this free pattern of “Cats N Dogs”. Both of these patterns offer 12 different paper pieced blocks with cute, whimsical animals!
A third lucky winner will receive a free copy of Quiltmakers 100 Blocks, Volume 14, compliments of Quilmaker magazine! Or you could order your own copy of Volume 14.
The winners will be announced Monday, November 21, 2016. But remember, you must leave a comment to be a winner. Also consider SUBSCRIBING to this website to get email reminders when I post new designs.
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