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More Paper Piecing Ideas from Sew Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

Too adorable for words…here’s the Gift Sack pattern from my Sew Yourself A Merry Little Christmas paper piecing book. Use for wrapping a present or as a table decoration holding Christmas greens.

This Gift Sack is cute in a variety of different paper pieced blocks. Pictured here are samples using other blocks from my book.  Underneath is the Table Topper, using the Polar Bear blocks, some of my favorites.

 

I will be posting more projects from my book soon…stay tuned 🙂 Find all of my patterns and books at Etsy or Craftsy.

 

FREE Halloween Paper Pieced Patterns from Made By Marney

I am obsessed with Halloween images! The Frankenstein and Count Dracula paper pieced block patterns are FREE for you.

Both blocks will be easy for an intermediate paper piecer.  They make sweet potholders, pillows, table runners …and wouldn’t they make a great trick or treat sack? Use the “Gift Sack” pattern from my new book, “Sew Yourself a Merry Little Christmas“. The book is full of super easy projects.

FRANKENSTEIN

COUNT DRACULA

Look for these free patterns on Etsy and Craftsy. If you like them, please SUBSCRIBE to this website so you don’t miss any of my upcoming posts.

I hope you enjoy these Halloween images. I had sooo much fun making them…and watch for more Halloween blocks to come in the next couple of weeks! What’s your favorite Halloween theme?

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!

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!

Made By Marney Trunk Show at Keep Me In Stitches

If you love to paper piece, you have to visit Made By Marney at  Keep Me In Stitches during January.

It’s “Marney Land” at Keep Me In Stitches, Appleton, WI. For the month of January, Made By Marney will be featured with a trunk show at 3402B N. Richmond Street. The owner, Jacqi Levy, has graciously displayed a ton of my quilts, totes, pillows, and runners.

The shop is so lovely, and Jacqi’s bright and beautiful fabrics are a perfect compliment to my whimsical designs. Stop by soon and check out my latest new patterns and books. The trunk show ends January 31.

Jacqi’s staff had a “Piggy Pillow” challenge using one of my latest pillow patterns. Aren’t they adorable? Most of her staff had never paper pieced before. I think they did a great job, don’t you?

Don’t forget: “Marney-Land Trunk Show” during the month of January at Keep Me In Stitches, 3402B  N. Richmond Street, Appleton, WI.