This adorable quilt was made from all of the animal blocks in my Cute and Clever Totes book. It was made as a sample for the Going To Pieces quilt shop in Appleton, WI. I love the way they took my “tote” book blocks and used them in a totally different pattern. This is so creative…great job!
There are so many fun blocks in my book. The Cat is one of my favorites.
It’s time to announce the winners for Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Block Tour. The winner of my “Must Be Santa” pattern is Beth T. The winner of the Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks magazine is Margaret Andrews.
Thanks for all of the lovely comments. Because of the volume of comments, I was not able to respond. However, I enjoyed each and every one of them!
Make sure to visit my blog next week to enter all the great give-aways for the Quiltmaker 100 Blocks Blog Tour. I will be featured on Tuesday, Nov. 14. Besides getting a preview of the block I entered in the magazine, I will show you 3 more of Santa’s “pals”. All 4 of them look fabulous together in a table runner or quilt.
These friends from Wisconsin Rapids attended my Paper Piecing Workshop last Saturday. As you can see from their lovely smiles, we had so much fun! Attendees ranged from beginners to novice, but all enjoyed creating adorable Christmas blocks from my latest book, “Sew Yourself A Merry Little Christmas“.
We also put together the “Gift Sack” pattern, using one of the blocks we had just created.
This is a small tote to be used for gifts or decorating.
Aren’t these Halloween Trick or Treat Sacks too cute? These were made by my customer, Marilyn. She used an assortment of my Halloween block patterns and the same Gift Sackpattern from my Christmas bookHere’s a close-up of two of the totes. Adorable!
Thanks to all my new friends in Wisconsin Rapids for hosting my workshop.
Visit me on Etsy and Craftsy to see more Made By Marney patterns and books.
Cute as can be and just in time for Christmas, this table runner sports “3 Dogs and 1 Sassy Cat“. Animal lovers will enjoy this sweet holiday project. It’s easy to make, and the borders resemble a “scallop”, but is pieced. So easy!
Stocking Hat Dog
Candy Cane Dog
Turtleneck Dog (hint* If you are new to paper piecing, start with this dog)
And the Sassy Cat!
Here’s a close-up of the scalloped border.
I love this border so much, I am using it in my next table runner design…tune in next time 🙂
“3 Dogs and 1 Sassy Cat” pattern is available on Etsy and Craftsy.
Welcome to the 3rd Annual Row Along hosted by Seams to Be Sew.A hugeThank You toMarian Penn for organizing this event. Also, thanks to our sponsors, Northcott Fabrics and Calibre Art . Our sponsors are wonderful and we owe them a HEAP of gratitude. Read to the end of this post to find information about the Give-Aways from Northcott and Calibre.
This is your chance to download tons of free row patterns. I am just 1 of many pattern designers involved in this row-along. This year’s row-along will last for 6 weeks, ending with a “Show and Tell” day Tuesday, October 10. Starting September 5, every Tuesday and Thursday 5 (some days 4) different pattern designers will be offering a FREE row pattern. All rows will measure 30 1/2″ long, so all will consistently fit together into the quilt of your choosing.
Each row is designed with a specific Christmas carol in mind. My row was inspired by “Jolly Old St. Nick”. I love to paper piece images of Santa, and this is the perfect song. The pattern is paper pieced and is very easy to assemble. If you are new to paper piecing, I suggest you watch my free tutorial on sewing a Simple Paper Pieced Block, found on my “Tutorials” page.
Here are photos of the 4 blocks that make up my row. Remember, when paper piecing, your finished block always turns out the opposite of the original pattern.
The pattern explains how to tie a “knot nose” using a scrap of muslin. So cute! My finished row shows the “Jolly Old St. Nick” row finished as a table runner with an inner and outer border. Also, consider using just the “HO HO” block for a pillow or potholder!
Please visit all of today’s Row-Along participants:
Some of my favorite paper pieced dog patterns have been inspired by my sweet customers and friends.
This Pit Bull design was inspired by the photo below, sent to me by a loyal customer.
What a sweet heart of a pit bull! I’ve never owned a pit bull, and, admittedly, it wasn’t on my list of dog patterns to tackle. But when I saw this adorable pup, I was in love.
These pillows were made by Edie Fagg, a super sweet customer, using my Pit Bull pattern. I love to see how others interpret my patterns, choosing their own fabrics to express themselves in a creative manner.
Here’s a pillow created by Julie Rosenthal. Love that tiny checked fabric on the dog’s face! Super cute choice, Julie!
Please keep sharing your photos. It’s so much fun to see what you are creating.
Today is the official start of the 3rd Annual Row Along hosted by Seams to Be Sew . I am just 1 of many pattern designers involved in this row-along. This year’s row-along will last for 6 weeks, ending with a “Show and Tell” day Tuesday, October 10. Starting today, every Tuesday and Thursday 5 (some days 4) different pattern designers will be offering a FREE row pattern. All rows will measure 30 1/2″ long, so all will consistently fit together into the quilt of your choosing.
Today you may visit these participating blog sites to find your first FREE row patterns and learn about each site’s GIVE-AWAYS.
This year’s theme is “Christmas Caroling”, and all rows are designed with a particular carol in mind. My row is “Jolly Old St. Nick” and will be available on this website on Thursday, September 28, so be sure to visit me on that day to get this FREE row pattern as well as a FREE give-away!
Please visit Marian at Seams To Be Sew
She is our organizer and has more information about the give-aways.
*There may be a shipping charge to receive the give-away.
This is my first year participating in the fantastic Christmas Caroling Row Along! I am so excited to be collaborating with so many other excellent designers.
If you are not sure what “Row Along” is all about, here are the details. Starting September 5 and ending on October 5, FREE row patterns will be offered on different designers’ websites. We are all very happy to have you visit our websites, and you will be able to download a different row pattern from each site…FREE, yes, absolutely FREE.
The rows vary in width, but all are 36 1/2″ long, so as to put them together into a quilt, if you so desire, will be easy peasy. Every year we share a common theme. This year, all rows relate to Christmas Carols.Here is a sneak preview of my row pattern, “Jolly Old St. Nicholas”, that I will be giving away on Thursday, September 28. Cute, right? And super easy! It is paper pieced, of course. But even a newbie to paper piecing can put together this simple, sweet Santa! In the photo, my row is shown with an inner and outer border attached, so as to make a table runner.
I will be keeping you apprised of the web links to all the other fabulous designers rows when we officially start the Row Along on September 5. You will be able to download as many as 5 different FREE rows each Tuesday and Thursday until October 5!
Don’t forget to stop by my website on Tuesday, September 5 to learn more!
You probably know how I design in tangents…well lately I’ve been on a nursery rhyme obsession. I was inspired by a very old Richard Scary “Mother Goose Nursery Rhyme” book.
This paper pieced pattern has nine different nursery rhymes…can you figure out what they are by the images? Here are a few:
This one is pretty easy…The Cow Jumped Over the Moon from the nursery rhyme “Hey Diddle Diddle”.
This one is perhaps not as well known, “The Owl and the Pussycat”.
These blocks were so much fun to put together. They remind me of reading the Richard Scary book to my kids when they were toddlers.
Here’s a little pillowcase I made from the “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” block for my little friend Eliot. The block is a small pocket on the pillowcase to hold a sweet book, or a snack for a car ride. This is Eliot’s favorite nursery rhyme, and the little blonde boy is supposed to look like him…faces are hard to paper piece!