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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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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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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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November 17, 2020
Paper Piecing All Year Round from Made By Marney

My newest book, PAPER PIECING ALL YEAR ROUND, is ready for pre-sale from Amazon. I don’t even have a copy of it yet…that’s how new it is!

PAPER PIECING ALL YEAR ROUND

This book has something for everyone. I have designed 2 images for each month of the year… that means you will be getting 24 paper pieced block patterns, plus the patterns for 7 different projects. All blocks fit in all patterns in this book, as well as all of the projects in my previous 5 books.

TWO GNOMES

These 2 adorable Gnomes are the images ...

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October 19, 2020
Which Witch is Which? from Made By Marney

I’ve just designed two new witch blocks just in time for Halloween…

WANDA THE WITCH

This is such an easy pattern…using a striped fabric for Wanda The Witch’s hair makes it look like it has lots of texture. Wanda has such a beautiful wonky nose! Very witchy indeed!

GOOFY WITCH

My Goofy Witch has 2 sparkling teeth and a giant wart on her nose. Wouldn’t it be fun to make potholders from these two lovely witches? Which witch is which????

Here are a few more adorable Halloween projects made from my paper pieced witch and cat ...

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June 23, 2020
SEW MAGICAL Trunk Show from Made By Marney

I am super excited to share my newest book, SEW MAGICAL. This paper piece book is FANTASTICAL!

SEW MAGICAL

The 16 mystical blocks in this book are amazing. I can’t wait to see what you will do with them. Here are some of the things I came up with, and all of the directions for sewing these projects are included in the book.

Lap Quilt

This adorable lap quilt is so versatile. You can add any of the blocks from the book to create your own masterpiece quilt.

Backpack

This super sweet Backpack would make the nicest gift for ...

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June 20, 2020
QUICK & EASY QUILTS from Made By Marney

After months of staying home, I am ready for something fresh and new, and I’ll bet you are too! Fons & Porter has started a brand spanking new publication, QUICK & EASY QUILTS, and this fun, fresh, and new publication is bound to put a spring in your step.

The premiere issue is coming in August/September. Inside you’ll find 12 fresh projects that are not only Accessible to Beginners but Appealing to All Quilters and guess who has a project inside…

  • All of the Star-Studded Designers in this issue include:
  • Victoria Findlay Wolfe @VictoriaFindlayWolfe
  • Charisma Horton @CharismaHorton
  • Kimberly Jolly ...

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May 25, 2020
Snoozing…not really! from Made By Marney

While I have been relaxing at the cabin, sipping Bailey’s and coffee, and enjoying the serenity, my friends and customers have been hard at work paper piecing!

I am super impressed with Anita’s fabulous adaptation of my HAY GIRL horse quilt pattern! Wow. Blue and brown has always been my favorite color combination. Didn’t she do an awesome job?

Christine made this charming birthday pillow using just one of the horse blocks. I love how she choose neutral colors, which will match anyone’s decor. This pony is one of my all time favorite horse patterns. I ...

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April 20, 2020
Under the Sea Paper Pieced Patterns from Made By Marney

I designed my newest pattern with my Florida friends in mind. After spending a week with my sister in February in the Villages, Florida, and admiring all of her lovely sea turtle sculptures, I designed a paper pieced version. After adding a few more ideas, I designed this sea lovers dream.

The UNDER THE SEA pattern offers 12 paper pieced blocks with a nautical theme. Customers were requesting sea shell patterns, so of course I went all in and added fish, turtles, and even a lobster.

These are some of my faves!

LOBSTER
CONCH
LIGHT BULB FISH
JELLYFISH
SEA SHELL ...

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March 4, 2020
Pig Day and Pig-Give-Away from Made By Marney

After reading Kathy’s Quilts cute post on “National Pig Day” on March 1(who ever knew?), I realized there must be many more people who have a pig obsession besides me!

Her pig pattern came from Kelli at Seriously I Think It Needs Stitches, where Kelli shares this Pig Block tutorial. This has motivated me to also have a PIG-GIVE-AWAY.

After reading Kathy’s blog about Pig Day, I started thinking about how many times I have created pig related patterns…

FARMYARD STARS

“PIG-CASSO”is one of 12 farm animals named after celebrities in the FARMYARD STARS pattern.

PIG-ABUNGA ...

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February 4, 2020
A “Trunk Full” of Love For You! from Made By Marney

I’m sharing some of my favorite patterns that have HEARTS for Valentine’s Day! Enjoy…

ENOUGH ELEPHANTS PILLOW

The ENOUGH ELEPHANTS pillow and lap quilt are both included in my pattern. These quirky elephants are so easy to paper piece.

LOAD OF LOVE

This adorable LOAD OF LOVE dump truck would make a super cute pillow for your truck lovers! Those are buttons on the wheels for easy hubcaps. You know I like to keep things easy.

SCALLOPED HEAR PILLOW
SCALLOPED HEART PILLOW

I love my SCALLOPED HEART PILLOW! Designing all the scallops took some time, and ...

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January 22, 2020
The Winter Blues Blog Hop and Give Away with Marney from Made By Marney

Great thanks to Carla from “Creatin’ in the Sticks” for all her work arranging today’s Winter Blues blog hop. Since blue has always been my favorite color, it is a joy to participate in this blog. Please don’t forget to leave a comment to participate in my Give Away.

If you are like me, you stave off those winter doldrums by sewing. Let’s start with 2 of the paper pieced CARDINAL BLOCKS from my CARDINAL TABLE RUNNER pattern.

I’m using these two cardinals.

I’ve been wanting to sew some new winter pillows and these blocks ...

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January 9, 2020
Sew Sweet! from Made By Marney

Some super sweet customers have been sharing photos of adorable projects they have created using my paper piece patterns. I LOVE to see their fun creations.

Bella is a first time paper piecer. She entered her CORGI quilt in her 4H competition and won first place. I love how she repeated the dog blocks in an Andy Warhol Pop Art inspired composition.

Andy Warhol’s
Marilyn Monroe

Sharon created this awesome neutral colored Dog and Cat quilt. She has incorporated blocks not only from me, but from lots of designers. This makes the quilt very interesting, since it’s ...

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December 4, 2019
Virtual Cookie Exchange Blog Hop with Marney from Made By Marney

I am so excited to be part of the 2019 Virtual Cookie Exchange and Blog Hop hosted by Carol of Just Let Me Quilt. I hope you will visit the other bloggers and enjoy their many yummy cookie recipes.

I am a paper piece pattern designer from Wisconsin, and I LOVE to create holiday patterns. Last Christmas I designed this HOLIDAY BUDDIES table topper .

HOLIDAY BUDDIES TABLE TOPPER

I love the Caroler, and thought he needed a caroling partner.

Caroler

This is my CAROLING DOGGIE.

CAROLING DOGGIE

These CAROLING BUDDIES would make an adorable set of holiday potholders.

Let’s ...

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November 28, 2019
Cyber Week at Made By Marney from Made By Marney

The holiday decorations are ready for the Christmas season. Here are my front door Gnomes…

Many of my patterns are 20% off this week of Thanksgiving. Check out the bargains at ETSY. These are just a few of my fun holiday patterns.

3 Dogs and 1 Sassy Cat
Little Red Truck Block Pattern
Christmas Cats
Must Be Santa

And over 200 more discounted patterns, but only for Cyber Week. 20% off sale ends on December 3.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Linking this week with:

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November 18, 2019
Turkey Day is Just Around the Corner… from Made By Marney

TURKEY

My friend Marilyn has created the cutest tote and table runner using my TURKEY block. Thanks so much for sharing!

Table Runner
Tote

I call these 3 Christmas designs my “Ho Ho Ho Collection”.

Ho Ho Ho Santa
Ho Ho Ho Rudolph
Ho Ho Ho Elf

I haven’t had time to put these 3 blocks into a table topper or quilt, but I would love some ideas!

The week after Thanksgiving starts the 2019 Virtual Cookie Exchange and Blog Hop . Don’t miss it! Collect lots of yummy cookie recipes AND see so many clever Christmas decorating ideas ...

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November 14, 2019
More Cute Critters from Made By Marney

I’ve had some requests for more paper pieced woodland animals and you know how much I love designing animals!

Weasel

I love this goofy weasel. He would work great with my other CUTE CRITTERS.

CUTE CRITTER POTHOLDERS

Here is a BADGER that I designed for my friend Wendy.

BADGER

And this BADGER FACE has more detail and could be used by my fellow Wisconsin Bucky Badger fans.

BADGER FACE

I used this BADGER FACE for a TOTE BAG. The pattern to sew this tote can be found in my CUTE AND CLEVER TOTES book.

Thanks to my fun customers ...

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November 3, 2019
HAY GIRL from Made By Marney

I am so excited to show you my sweet horse quilt. HAY GIRL was designed with the horse lover in mind.

Hay Girl Quilt

These 11 ponies are adorbs! I’m trying to choose my faves, but I keep changing my mind.

Palomino
Dusty
Nicker

These are my top 3 picks…how about you? I’m not sure what was more fun…designing these beauties or naming them! My friends helped with the names…

My daughter, Jesi, was an avid horse rider in her youth. I’m sure she will love this lap quilt for her couch.

Linking this week ...

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