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.
And now for more give-aways!
2 lucky winners will receive patterns. Each winner will be sent 1 of these patterns:
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.
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