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Paper Pieced Dog Patterns

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.

You can find more dog patterns on my Etsy and Craftsy sites.  Above are 2 more patterns, Chihuahua and Corgi.

I am linking to:

Free Motion By The River

Sew Fresh Quilts

She Can Quilt

Quilt Fabrication

My Quilt Infatuation

Can I Get A Whoop Whoop

TGIFF

Finished Or Not Friday

Crazy Mom Quilts

Kathy’s Quilts

Oh Scrap!

And please remember to visit more pattern designers for a free Row-Along download. Here is the complete list of websites to visit this month:

The Christmas Caroling Row Along Schedule

Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Quilting Affection
Any Pattern
Just Let Me Quilt
Quilt In Piece
Kissed Quilts

Thursday, September 7, 2017
Daydreams of Quilts
Seams To Be Sew
Be A Quilter
Creatin’ in the Sticks
Fun Threads

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Sew Incredibly Crazy
Masterpiece Quilting
Sugarlane Designs
Happy Sewing Room

Thursday, September 14, 2017
Barbara Dieges
Cynthia’s Creating Ark
The Quilted Snail
Ms. P. Designs USA
(sponsored by Just Let Me Quilt)

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Jaded Spade Creations
Adventurous Applique and Quilting
UlaSewing / SzycieUli
From Blank Pages

Thursday, September 21, 2017
Martina Latimer
(site will open late next week)
Quilt Fabrication
Patchwork Breeze
Patti’s Patchwork
Miss Loreen’s Schoolhouse

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Cheryl LaPlante
(sponsored by Quilt In Piece)
Morning Glory
Pampered Pettit
Fun Threads

Thursday, September 28, 2017
Mountain Meadow Designs
Quilt Art
Made By Marney
Renee’s Quilting Addiction

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
MaryMack’s Blog
Kathys Kwilts and More
Pamela Quilts
Duck Creek Mountain Quilting
Heleen Pinkster

Thursday, October 5, 2017
Seams To Be Sew
A Dream and A Stitch
Upstairs Hobby Room
Words & Stitches

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Show and Tell Day
Bloggers will be announced at a later date

 

The Christmas Caroling Row-Along Starts Today!

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.

The Christmas Caroling Row Along Schedule

Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Quilting Affection
Any Pattern
Just Let Me Quilt
Quilt In Piece
Kissed Quilts

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.

Made By Marney in the Christmas Caroling Row Along 2017!

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!

 

Nursery Rhyme Paper Pieced Quilt Pattern

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!

This quilt pattern is available on Etsy and Craftsy.

P.S. Sorry about all the obnoxious “Made By Marney” words, but I have to watermark everything 🙁

 

 

 

 

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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.

FREE Paper Pieced Halloween Patterns from Made By Marney

I just can’t stop!!! Designing these Halloween blocks is so much fun! Here are 4 more paper pieced blocks which I am calling my “Black and White Series”.

These are 8″x 8″ unfinished blocks. I used them for potholders, but they also work great in my pillow pattern or could be used in my “Boo” Table Runner pattern. Or, put the entire collection of Halloween blocks together to make a quilt.

These FREE blocks can be found on Craftsy and Etsy. Or you may download them here: BLACK-AND-WHITE-BLOCKS-MERGED-AND-UPDATED.pdf (35 downloads) .

Thanks so much for being loyal customers and friends! If you have not already done so, please SUBSCRIBE.

Blog Tour Winners

Thanks to all who took part in the Blog Tour. I appreciate all the kind wishes and comments. I wanted to respond to all of your sweet comments, but couldn’t or it would have goofed up my tally. Please visit me again so this time, I CAN respond!

Here are the winners of my give-aways:

Barb K. is the winner of the Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks magazine.

Beth T. is the winner of the Dogs N Cats quilt pattern.

Helen Burdette is the winner of the Dogs Only quilt pattern.

 

Welcome to My Blog Tour

I am thrilled to be part of the Quiltmakers 100 Blocks Blog Tour. There I am on the cover of Volume 15 (second row from the bottom…the perch and bobber).  I was tickled to see my block included on the cover with so many other great designers. To win a free copy of the magazine from the editors, make sure to leave a comment below!! AND include your email address so I can communicate with the winners.

I am “Made By Marney”, an independent pattern designer from Wisconsin. I have been sewing since birth, and quilting for the past 30 years.  I started designing paper pieced patterns 5 years ago after retiring from teaching art for 35 years at an elementary school in Kaukauna, Wisconsin. I currently have 130 patterns available on Etsy and Craftsy, and 2 books:

Cute and Clever Totes is a collection of 16 paper pieced blocks and 6 tote patterns.

Sew Yourself A Merry Little Christmas is a compilation of 16 paper pieced blocks and 8 holiday projects.  As you can see, I LOVE paper piecing!

Here’s my block,  Goin’ Fishin’. This is a paper pieced pattern and is very easy!

After paper piecing the bobber and the perch, sew these three sections together to create your 12 1/2″ x 12 1/2″ unfinished block.

Stitch the “fishing line” wherever you desire with black embroidery floss and a running stitch. Add a small button for the eye after the block has been quilted.

Using a striped fabric for the fins and tail gives a more realistic quality to the image.

These potholders are 1 clever idea for using your block. This block would also make an adorable pillow.

And now for more give-aways!

2 lucky winners will receive patterns. Each winner will be sent 1 of these patterns:

Winner #1 will receive DOGS ONLY QUILT pattern.

Winner #2 will receive CATS N DOGS QUILT pattern.

All of the patterns are paper pieced. Pattern prizes will be mailed to anyone in the US and downloaded to any international winners.

Please visit all Blog Tours available today at Quilty Pleasures.

Don’t forget to leave a comment or subscribe or BOTH to be eligible for prizes!

Spring Fling Quilt Show in Oshkosh

Please join me at the Spring Fling Quilt Show this Saturday, April 22 from 9am-4pm. I will be giving 2 demonstrations throughout the day, at 10am and again at 2pm about Paper Piecing Basics, and Fabric Selection. Also stop in my booth to see my many patterns and quilts.

This show is FREE admission and is held at Lourdes High School, 110 N. Sawyer Street, Door 7, Oshkosh, WI 54902.

 

Paper Pieced Rose Table Topper Pattern from Made By Marney

This table topper is so easy! I have always loved a scalloped topper on my table. I’m thinking this would make a great Mother’s Day gift.

The rose is put together in 3 segments of paper piecing and would be an easy block for an intermediate paper piecer. When I found the background fabric I knew it was the perfect background for what I had in mind. I love a dotted fabric where the dots are random sizes. Unfortunately, there was only 1/2 yard left in the store. So, I couldn’t make an entire quilt, but I think it would be lovely in a quilt, too.

This Made By Marney pattern is available on Etsy and Craftsy.

I will be doing a presentation on Paper Piecing and Fabric Selection on Tuesday, April 18 in Oak Creek for the Wandering Foot Quilt Guild. Be at the Salvation Army building 8853 South Howell at 6pm. I am very excited to meet some new friends in Oak Creek!