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January 10, 2022
Scrap Busting Blog Hop from Made By Marney

Welcome to our Scrap Busting Blog Hop, where we embrace every scrap in our sewing rooms. We are proving that there is no unusable scrap! I find that especially true in paper piecing, where I use my scraps every day. It is important to have a wide variety of colors to choose from when paper piecing, so as to find just that right print and color when piecing together an image.

Thanks to Melissa for hosting this blog hop and giving the designers a chance to share something new.

Since Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, I have ...

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November 24, 2021
Some Holiday Projects from Made By Marney

I am always asking my customers to send photos of the things they create using my patterns. Today I am sharing some of my favorite photos.

This adorable wall hanging was sewn by Carol Cheesman using LUMBERJACK GNOME, SANTA GNOME, and GNOME WITH GIFTS.

Elise Brasseale made these cute little mug rugs using the elf from SEW YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS, and GNOME WITH LANTERN.

Crafty Judy Miniclier created this adorable GNOME QUILT, using assorted GNOMES FROM MY SHOP. Beautiful!

These Christmas blocks were shared by Joyce Albers. She is creating a holiday quilt. She used HO HO HO ...

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November 15, 2021
November Paper Piecing from Made By Marney

I’m excited to be on the cover of the 2021 QUILTMAKER magazine, November/December issue. Those are my cute sledding Penguins on the cover.

PENGUIN MUG RUGS

These blocks are as fun to paper piece as they look!

PENGUIN PLAYTIME

The wonderful editors at Golden Peak Media have been so awesome to work with, and are always looking for clever quilting ideas for their magazines. I am so lucky to be in a second magazine this month…

McCall’s Quilting

My GNOME APRON is in the 2021 McCall’s Quilting November/December issue.

GNOME APRON

You know how ...

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October 17, 2021
Even MORE Halloween Fun! from Made By Marney

I’ve had so much fun all month designing Halloween Gnomes. I know how much you love paper pieced gnomes, and so do I! After finishing 12 new Halloween blocks, I have put them into my latest quilt pattern.

BOO CREW GNOME QUILT

I’m loving all of these Gnomes, but here are some of my favorites…

The SO FRANKEN CUTE GNOME has a tiny little spider made from a button with French Knot eyes. Adorps!

The WITCH’S BREW GNOME is mixing her favorite concoction in her cauldron….TOO FUN!

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September 23, 2021
More Halloween Fun…Gotta Love It! from Made By Marney

Your response to my latest Halloween paper pieced blocks was so overwhelming that guess what? I designed more! Let’s get as much Halloween as possible!

The WITCH GNOME WITH SPIDER is cute, cute, cute! Maybe use this witch gnome with my other WITCH BLOCKS to make a table runner or quilt?

This little gnome is holding the biggest candy corn ever! CANDY CORN GNOME is stinkin’ cute!

FROG MAGIC

FROG MAGIC is a witchy little frog. I’m planning a super cool pillow with this little guy! Aren’t frogs just ...

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September 14, 2021
HALLOWEEN GNOME BLOCKS from Made By Marney

My favorite holiday is approaching! I’m excited to use these brand new Halloween paper pieced block patterns in some projects. Which is your favorite?

BOO GNOME

Wouldn’t an entire Halloween Quilt be great? Here are more Halloween paper pieced blocks that could be added…

This spooky quilt was put together by my customer Donna. She did an awesome job using my collection of Halloween blocks. All of these block patterns, as well as all of the gnome blocks can be found at ETSY.

The post HALLOWEEN ...

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July 7, 2021
Just a Few Days Left! from Made By Marney

Our Christmas Pattern Bundle ends on Friday. It has everything you need to get a GOOD HEAD START this year! With quilts, tree skirt, ornament, stocking, mini quilts (perfect for quick decorations) this bundle of 13 patterns by 13 designers will help you get sewing and inspired to get done sooner than Christmas eve. Thirteen Christmas patterns for $19.99, for a limited time – available for 5 days only, July 5-9, 2021!

This is a short 5 day sale.  After this date, the product will not be available for purchase any longer. So, —if you snooze ...

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June 2, 2021
Pond Critters and other Summery Stuff from Made By Marney

My garden is calling me… and I’m enjoying sunny days in my yard. Here’s my “SucculentTurtle”. I left him out in the snow all winter and about half of the hen and chicks survived the Wisconsin cold.

When a customer asked me to design some “pond creatures”, a turtle was a must.

POND COLLECTION

Paper piecing a fantastic turtle is all about the fabric you can find for the turtle’s shell. I just happened to have this scrap left from a previous project, and it is perfect for a turtle done completely in cool colors. I have ...

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May 7, 2021
PICKLEBALL LOVER from Made By Marney

As summer approaches, I am anticipating playing my newest passion in the park, Pickleball. All winter I have beaten the blues by socializing with 8 friends at indoor pickleball, while wearing masks.

I even sewed matching “pickle masks” for our teams. But I can’t wait to get back outside and play at some of the local courts in our city parks.

So when my son Brady suggested I create a Pickleball Gnome, I knew he was absolutely right. How had I forgotten to make a gnome doing my favorite sport?

Pickleball Gnome Potholders

You can get both patterns as ...

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April 22, 2021
Loons from Made By Marney

I’m having fun designing new bird patterns…

LOON ON THE LAKE #2

Finding the right fabrics is always the key. The water fabric is perfect, don’t you agree? And the wonky black and white hashtag makes a super cute loon fabric! LOON ON THE LAKE #2 and LOON ON THE LAKE #3 are both brand new designs.

LOON ON THE LAKE #3

Here’s a loon I already had in my collection of FOWL FRIENDS. I’m planning to put all 3 of these loons together for a table runner for my cabin. We have a pair of ...

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April 11, 2021
I Love Kitty Kats from Made By Marney

My customers have been requesting more paper pieced cat patterns, and I am super happy to oblige. Here is a new SIAMESE CAT pattern.

SIAMESE CAT

Plus here is an adorable SIAMESE KITTEN

SIAMESE KITTEN

This is my first quilt design with cats, CATS N DOGS.

CATS N DOGS

This quilt has 6 Cats and 6 Dogs. All of the cats are super easy, which makes this a great design for beginner paper piecers.

SCAREDY CAT

After seeing how my customers responded to this design, I knew I needed to create a quilt with all cats.

CRAZY CATS

One of ...

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March 29, 2021
Hippity Hoppity, Easter’s On It’s Way from Made By Marney

If you are looking for some quick Easter projects, you might enjoy these paper pieced blocks…

EASTER BUNNY GNOME

Here is one of my newer Gnomes Blocks. The EASTER BUNNY GNOME BLOCK would make adorable potholders or a pillow.

EASTER PATTERNS

The EASTER TABLE RUNNER PATTERN has 6 blocks of bunnies and chicks. I have these potholders hanging in my kitchen right now!

These projects were created by Marilyn using the above pattern. Great job!

HAPPY EASTER BUNNY AND DUCKY POTHOLDERS are super cute, and can be used in other projects, too.

Didn’t Lisa do a wonderful job making ...

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March 3, 2021
Leprechauns Everywhere! from Made By Marney

Since St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner, I am highlighting some of my St. Pat’s designs this week.

If you want a quick and cute kit for a LEPRECHAUN GNOME PILLOW you will find this kit available on RebsFabStash online quilt shop.

Or you could just order the LEPRECHAUN GNOME BLOCK.

This is my newest LIL’ LEPRECHAUN GNOME BLOCK pattern.

I used the Lil’ Leprechaun in this cute as can be kitchen towel…

Lil’ Leprechaun

The LUCKY LEPRECHAUN is my most popular block this month. His nose is a stuffed fabric yoyo ...

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February 8, 2021
Foxy Valentine from Made By Marney

My Foxy Valentine paper pieced block is featured in the January/February issue of QUILTMAKER magazine.

FOXY VALENTINE

This Foxy block pattern is only available in the Quiltmaker magazine at this time.

I’ve included a pillow pattern in the magazine, too. I have my Foxy Valentine pillow on my sofa this month.

Here are some other cute Valentine patterns.

VALENTINE BLOCK I
VALENTINE BLOCK II

These 2 block patterns are in my newest book PAPER PIECING ALL YEAR ROUND. I’m using them in my hanging towels. This project is included in the book, as ...

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February 4, 2021
Gnomes for MORE Seasons… from Made By Marney

So many customers are asking for more GNOMES. If you are looking for a paper pieced gnome for every month of the year, you can pick and choose the 12 you like the most to make your gnome quilt….choose a Gnome for every month. Here are some of my newest gnomes.

EASTER BUNNY GNOME

For the EASTER BUNNY GNOME I lucked out and found a scrap of this great basket weave fabric. The most fun was finding some adorable Easter egg buttons from Hobby Lobby to fill my basket. Click on HOBBY LOBBY if you want to find the ...

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January 24, 2021
Heart Bandit from Made By Marney

Here’s a cute paper pieced mug rug pattern just in time for Valentine’s Day. You will find it in the January/February 2021 issue of McCalls Quilting.

This HEART BANDIT MUG RUG is cute, cute, cute! The magazine has full instructions for paper piecing the raccoon block and consructing the mug rug.

The sassy little raccoon block is easy to complete in a day. You could have some sweet Valentine’s gifts done in no time.

Wrap up this mug rug with a coffee mug and some hot cocoa!

GNOME LOVE

One of my customers, Nickola, requested a ...

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January 21, 2021
Winter Gnomes from Made By Marney

Here are my latest additions to my paper pieced Gnome collection.

GNOME IN A TRUCK

GNOME IN A TRUCK is a combination of my 2 favorite things…red trucks and gnomes! I was so happy with this sweet gnome, that I made his girl friend…

GIRL GNOME IN A TRUCK

GIRL GNOME‘s braids have small pieces, which makes this an intermediate level pattern.

GNOME WITH A HEART

This GNOME WITH A HEART has been very popular for Valentine’s Day projects. I’m making a sofa pillow. What are you using it for?

Happy Valentines Day … will you be ...

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January 12, 2021
What’s New For Winter? from Made By Marney

January is always a tough month for me…getting through 5 weeks of winter can be grueling. I stay in Wisconsin, and take advantage of the snow with some cross country skiing and snow shoeing. AND I decorate with paper pieced snowmen. They can stay in place until Valentine’s Day or beyond, so it’s an easy decorating theme.

Snowmen from PAPER PIECING ALL YEAR ROUND

These 2 cuties are from my newest book, PAPER PIECING ALL YEAR ROUND. With 24 block patterns and lots of cute projects, this book is a good bargain.

SNOWMAN TABLE RUNNER

I have ...

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December 24, 2020
Gnomes For All Seasons… from Made By Marney

Yes, I know…I should be drinking coffee with Bailey’s and putting my feet up for the holidays, but NO…instead I am designing even more Gnomes.

Some of you want Gnomes for every season, so I am adding these new designs to my evergrowing list of gnome paper pieced patterns.

SANTA GNOME

SANTA GNOME works perfectly for the holidays. He has his sack full of toys near by!

REINDEER GNOME

REINDEER GNOME is Santa Gnomes best buddy. They will make a cute couple as potholders!

GNOME WITH GIFTS

GNOME WITH GIFTS has my sweet gnome juggling packages for ...

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