Category Archives: Quilts with Animals

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.

Cats N’ Dogs Paper Pieced Quilt

Photo of quilt Cats N DogsMy Cats N’ Dogs Quilt was inspired by a customer asking for some dog blocks for her son, who is a huge dog lover. Once I start designing blocks for a particular subject, I get on a roll and come up with a dozen different designs. In this instance, I like them all. And why stop at dogs…let’s toss in a few cats as well.

7. Schnauzer DogHere’s my neighbor’s Schnauzer. He walks this dog every morning and he (my neighbor, not the dog) is always carrying a cup of coffee as he walks. I always thought that was interesting, since he lives a number of blocks away from me and still juggles that cup of coffee on his morning walk with Schnauzer.

9. Who Dat CatThis is “Who Dat Cat”. I love the expression on her face! I want to make an entire quilt just using this cat in all different colors.

4. Happy DogAnd here is “Happy Dog”. He looks like he wants to leap right out of the quilt in glee!

This quilt would be a fun block of the month project! Is anyone interested in doing this with me on my website?

The Cats N’ Dogs Pattern can be found on my Etsy shop: Made By Marney.

“Forest Friends” Paper Pieced Quilt and Table Runner

“Forest Friends” has been such a fun quilt to design. It reminds me of all the wonderful woodland walks I took as a child on the farm. Spring was always the best time to explore the woods and there were all manner of animals, hedgehog, deer, raccoon, owls, foxes, and rabbits. I have a lovely friend, Sue Kerr, who does machine embroidery for me and she chose the perfect font for “Forest Friends.” Thanks, Sue!

IMG_1400“Boots the Fox” and “Bandit the Raccoon” are 2 of my favorites. The tiny black flange around the animals makes a striking outline which I love.

“Blinky the Owl” looks very intelligent. And I’m using buttons to create that wonky eyeball look. If this quilt were being used for a baby blanket, I would switch the buttons to appliqued circles of fabric or wool.

IMG_1400The finished dimensions of the quilt are 37″x 45″ and the runner measures 16″x 40″. The pattern can be found on my Etsy shop, “Made By Marney”.

Writing this post has inspired me to go for a nice long spring hike through, High Cliff, our local state park. Have a great day!