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Northern California

Kevin Kosbab is the author of The Quilter's Appliqué Workshop and presenter of Start Appliqué here on Craftsy. His work has been featured in numerous publications, including Stitch, Modern Patchwork, ...

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Peacocks on Parade Quilt

from Feed Dog Designs
(7) Name: 'Quilting : Peacocks on Parade Quilt
Peacocks on Parade Quilt
Peacocks on Parade Quilt
Peacocks on Parade Quilt
Peacocks on Parade Quilt

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Piece quilt blocks
  • Applique by hand (instructions included)
  • Embroider (stitch diagrams included)

Pattern Description:

Dresden Fan peacocks march proudly around this wallhanging, showing off feathers adorned with fussy-cut circles--perfect for favorite floral prints! Thorough, clearly illustrated instructions are included for the 46" x 46" quilt, including details on how to make the Dresden Fan units. Instructions are for hand applique but can be easily converted to your preferred method.

The pattern is delivered as a PDF file, with a 12-page instruction booklet on 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" pages (print two on one standard letter page, or view on your PDF-enabled e-reader or tablet) plus three 8 1/2" x 11" pattern sheets with full-size templates. US measurements are used throughout.


  • 1 yard total main background fabric
  • 1/2 yard total corner background fabric
  • 1 yard border fabric (see cover image for details)
  • Assorted print and solid fabrics for peacock feathers, each piece at least 10" x 4", plus scraps for circles on feathers
  • 1/4 yard solid black fabric for peacock bodies
  • 1/2 yard stripe fabric for peacock wings and quilt binding
  • 3 yards backing fabric
  • 50" x 50" batting
  • Scraps of nonwoven faux suede or wool felt for head feathers

You Will Also Need:

  • Freezer paper and spray starch or supplies for your favorite applique method
  • Pearl cotton or embroidery floss for eyes, legs, and head feathers