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Vending at the Hudson Heritage Quilters Show in Hudson, WI

I am packing up to vend at the Hudson Heritage Quilters Patchwork Harvest X Quilt Show this weekend, November 4 and 5. This will be my first time vending in Hudson. I have heard so many lovely things about this friendly community in Wisconsin.

I am very excited to take along lots of holiday patterns. Here are some of my newest Christmas paper pieced blocks.

Ho Ho Ho Santa is a cute 7 1/2″x 7 1/2″ block that will work well for gift bags, pillows, potholders, or even table runners.

And every Santa needs his Ho Ho Ho Rudolph! With these big button eyes, he is so adorable.

Here is one of my favorite penguin blocks made into the Stocking pattern from my Sew Yourself A Merry Little Christmas book.

If you are anywhere near Hudson this weekend…stop by and visit me at the River Crest Elementary School, 535 County Road F. I will be there Saturday and Sunday.

There will be lots to see!

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More Paper Piecing Ideas from Sew Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

Too adorable for words…here’s the Gift Sack pattern from my Sew Yourself A Merry Little Christmas paper piecing book. Use for wrapping a present or as a table decoration holding Christmas greens.

This Gift Sack is cute in a variety of different paper pieced blocks. Pictured here are samples using other blocks from my book.  Underneath is the Table Topper, using the Polar Bear blocks, some of my favorites.

 

I will be posting more projects from my book soon…stay tuned 🙂 Find all of my patterns and books at Etsy or Craftsy.

 

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Introducing my newest Paper Piecing Book

Sew Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” is my new paper piecing book. This is a great book for beginners, but has plenty to keep the more advanced quilter happy, too.Paper Piece PatternsI have always loved decorating for Christmas, so creating the 16 adorable images for this book was such fun! Included in this book are 8 cute projects to use the interchangeable paper pieced blocks. In the next couple of posts, I will be sharing all 8 of these projects. Remember, you can substitute any of the images with the 16 Christmas blocks, or any of the many paper pieced blocks found on my Etsy and Craftsy stores.

madebymarney.comTThe easiest pattern is a super simple potholder.  I like to keep my designs and patterns EASY. I love to whip together some cute holiday gifts now, and set them aside for the holidays, when I am always looking for a small gift. This Reindeer has a tinsel pompon for the nose, which may be substituted for an appliqued circle of felt or wool. I like using a stripe for the binding.

 

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I love the Elf. Finding the fabrics for him was fun. Using a brown stripe for his hair gave it more dimension. His nose is a 1/2″ tan pompon, but could be substituted with a button or appliqued circle of fabric, felt, or wool.

 

 

 

 

 

Watch for more Christmas projects and blocks coming soon and please SUBSCRIBE. Visit my Etsy and Craftsy stores for more Made By Marney paper pieced books and patterns.

You Are Invited!

I will be vending at the Prairie Heritage Quilt Show in Sun Prairie, WI on Monday, March 27 and Tuesday, March 28.  Location is St. Albert’s Center, 2420 St. Albert the Great Dr., Sun Prairie, WI 53390. The hours are Monday 9-6 and Tuesday 9-3.

I will have tons of paper pieced patterns for sale, including my newest design, Flower Frenzy. I added Swarovski crystals to my sample and it is beautiful!

So join me in Historic Sun Prairie on Monday or Tuesday! I would love to see you there, especially all of my new friends from the Mad City Quilt Guild!

I will be offering a special gift for anyone purchasing my book, Cute and Clever Totes, at the show. Plus…I would love to autograph your copy!

Flower Frenzy is available on Etsy and Craftsy right now.

Book Signing at the QuiltCon in Savannah this Thursday, February 23!

I am on my way to Savannah, GA for QuiltCon and I couldn’t resist making some of the Mini Totes from my book, Cute and Clever Totes. They are the perfect size to hold a few essentials without being too heavy to lug around all day at the convention. I can’t decide which one I like better, so I have to pack them both and trade off each day.Please stop by the C & T Publishers booth, # 118. I will be signing my book on Thursday, February 23 between 12 noon and 1:00 pm. I would love to meet you!

All the patterns for the totes that I am holding are in the book, plus lots, lots more! I will be giving away free block patterns to anyone who purchases a book ( or brings one that’s already been purchased) and stops by the booth between the times mentioned above.

You can get these free block patterns at QuiltCon in Savannah if you purchase a book and ask me to sign it. These Happy Easter Bunny and Ducky  blocks would make great potholders or pillows for spring, don’t you agree?

Hope to see you at QuiltCon!

Lots of Love from Made By Marney.

Cute and Clever Totes, A paper piecing book with 16 adorable blocks!

So many customers have shown interest in learning more about my latest book, Cute and Clever Totes. Today I would like to show you all 16 of the adorable paper pieced blocks  offered in the book.

Cat
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Fox
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Beach
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Rooster
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Dog
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Cone flower
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Airplane
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Sailboat
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Football
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Owl
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Pony
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Flower
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Bikini
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Cow
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Chicken
Pig
Pig

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These whimsical 8″ blocks are not only for totes. They can be used for so many cute projects ….quilts, baby blankets, pillows, or even potholders. I would love to see some of the clever creations YOU make! If you email me a photo, I will post it on this website and my facebook page. Let’s start creating!

Cute and Clever Totes can be found on Amazon and Etsy.

Cute and Clever Totes, a Paper Piecing Book by Mary Hertel

It’s here! The paper piecing book that I have been working on for the past 17 months is hot off the press. Writing a book has been a wonderful experience, but LOTS of work. Thankfully, I worked with a GREAT team of editors at C&T Publishing. They were super supportive and I thank them!

Cute and Clever Totes is a great resource for the beginner, but also loads of fun for those who already have paper piecing skills. There are 16 adorable paper pieced blocks that cover a wide range of subject matter…something for everyone. And, by the way, if you have never heard of paper piecing, it is a sew by number technique. If you can sew a straight line, you can paper piece. My designs have easy , large pieces. These blocks are fun and assemble quickly.

Here’s one of my favorite blocks in a very easy to assemble Market Tote. You will find step by step directions to paper piece this Rooster block in my book, as well as the full directions to make the Market Tote and 5 other fun totes. So…let’s do the math…that means you are getting 96 different projects in one book! Sounds like a great deal to me!

DRAWSTRING TOTE
DRAWSTRING TOTE
MINI TOTE
MINI TOTE
MESSENGER TOTE
MESSENGER TOTE
BEACH TOTE
TRAVEL TOTE
TRAVEL TOTE

 

 

 

 

There’s too much to share in just one blog post, so I will be sharing more about the totes and blocks in future posts.

Cute and Clever Totes is available on Amazon now.  AND …I know you are all very busy, but I would love you to do a review of my book on Amazon.

Create something today!

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