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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
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Home Decor
Wall Hanging
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About the designer

Author of The Quilter's Applique Workshop and contributor to Stitch, Modern Patchwork, American Patchwork & Quilting, and more. I love designing quilting and sewing patterns with a mid-century modern ...

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