Category Archives: Juvenile Quilts

Crazy Cats Paper Pieced Quilt Pattern

Crazy Cats Quilt

I have been designing dog blocks for a few months, so FINALLY I have something to offer to all of you cat lovers! The Crazy Cats Paper Pieced Quilt has 12 expressive cats. My challenge was to create a quilt using all secondary colors; orange, green, and violet. As an art teacher, I always like to use color families successfully. The Crazy Cats  Quilt pops with fun color, but could easily be done in neutral tones, too.

Here are 3 of my favorites. I lucked out and found the perfect cream background fabric with tiny orange, green, and violet dots.

Here’s the easiest block: This is an easy to construct quilt , and would be great for beginning paper piecers.

The pattern is available on Etsy and Craftsy.



Dinosaur Paper Pieced Quilt Pattern

Dinosaur Quilt photo retouchedThe paper pieced Dinosaur Quilt measures 44″x 60″.  As you can see, it highlights 6 cool dinosaurs: Stegosaurus, T-Rex, Spinosaurus, Brontosaurus, Pterodactyl, and my personal favorite, Triceratops.Triceratops photoUsing a striped fabric for the teeth makes the paper piecing go super quick! It is such an easy way to get that GRRRRR look.

Pterodactyl photoA zigzag fabric works cool for the teeth, too. There are so many nice chevron fabrics available right now, so finding a fabric similar to the black and white zigzag should be fairly easy. I found mine at my local quilt shop.

Stegosaurus photoIn the Stegosaurus, I just used a simple black fabric for his teeth. And I love using the tiny black and white stripe for his toes. It adds a nice graphic quality to the quilt.

Dinosaur words photo 1I satin stitched the words, but they could easily be machine embroidered. If you increase the stitch width at the end of each letter as you satin stitch, the letters look a bit fancier.

This paper pieced Dinosaur quilt pattern is available on Etsy and on Craftsy.

Paper Pieced Silly Safari Quilt

This easy to paper piece quilt is filled with delightful jungle animals!cover photoI can’t decide which bird is my favorite…

Macaw top photo Toucan Photo TOPbut there are 4 to choose from: Macaw, Toucan, Parrot and Flamingo.

zebra 1But my absolute favorite is the zebra! This quilt was inspired by the lovely zebra print fabric! One look at this luscious fabric and I knew my next quilt was going to be all jungle animals.

This pattern is available for instant download on Etsy.

Giraffe Paper Pieced Pattern



Photo of Giraffe Quilt finishedWhat a happy  herd of giraffes. Paper piece this sweet quilt with fast and easy blocks. This quilt would be adorable in any child’s room!

IMG_1478Each giraffe is constructed from two 8″x 8″ paper pieced blocks. Using 1″ wide rick rack for their mane makes the piecing fast and easy.

Giraffe Pillow croppedThe giraffe blocks can be used for other fun projects, too.

Brady croppedjpgHere is my son, Brady, holding a cute pillow. Who doesn’t love giraffes!
This digital or hard copy pattern can be found at Made By Marney on Etsy.

Mermaid Paper Pieced Quilt

Mermaid Quilt The Mermaid Quilt measures 41″x 41″ and would look adorable on your little girls wall! This quilt could easily become larger with the addition of extra borders. The outer border is comprised of 1 charm pack. I used Moda Charm Pack “Grow”. It has lovely little girl colors and will coordinate with lots of different decor.

Brunette MermaidThe very sweet mermaid is made from 2 blocks that are paper pieced, then sewn together. These are very easy blocks and would be great for a beginner. If you are advanced, you will have this quilt put together in no time at all.

Redhead MermaidBlonde MermaidHere’s a close-up of her face. I made each mermaid with a different hair color. No discrimination here! I found the perfect “flower” buttons for her hair, however buttons are optional, of course. If this quilt were to be used for a baby, I recommend NO BUTTONS! This lovely quilt, as well as many of my other designs, can be found on my Etsy shop: Made By Marney.



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