Exotic Peacock Gallery
Supply List for the Exotic Peacock quilt block
Finished Size: 36” (92cm) square or bigger block
Fabric and supplies needed:
1 1/8 yd (103 cm) of background fabric
1/2 yd (46 cm) each of four fabrics, to be used both for bias strips and insets in the peacock
1/4” bias bar, for making sewn bias for hand appliqué
freezer paper or large piece of plain paper for inset templates
Thread to match colors of bias tapes
Hand appliqué needles
Usual sewing supplies - scissors, pins, etc.
1/4” fusible bias tape maker for making fusible bias for machine appliqué
5mm roll of fusible web
Here's a couple closeups of the Exotic Peacock block design, showing the fabrics used in greater detail. The background fabric is a printed muslin.
Of the four fabrics used in this sample, three were cotton lames: a bright blue, a gold and a greenish bronze. The printed fabric was a marbelized design in greens, blues and golds. All the fabrics were made into bias strips and used as insets. The marbelized print had swirls that were fussy cut to fit into the peacock's feathers, giving the special effect you see in this picture. Different parts of the marbelized print had more blue, more green, etc., so the fussy cutting worked very well in creating distinctive tail feathers.
Here's closeup of the tail feathers of the Exotic Peacock.
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