Animal Quilts: 12 Paper Piecing Patterns for Stunning Animal Quilt Designs

Author(s): Juliet van der Heijden


Create incredible quilts for your home with this collection of foundation paper-pieced quilt patterns featuring 12 different animals. Learn how to create realistic representations of your favourite animals and birds in stunning paper-pieced quilt blocks.

This unique collection of 12 contemporary quilt patterns includes a tiger, butterfly, swan, owl, peaccok and polar bear as well as many more. There are instructions to show how to resize the quilt blocks if you want to make them larger, as well as instructions for how to add borders to increase the size of the overall quilt.

Juliet also explains how the fabric choice can really alter the overall effect of the quilt patterns to create very different results, and she encourages you to have fun and adapt the quilt patterns through your own choice of fabrics.

There are step-by-step instructions showing Juliet's foundation paper-piecing techniques and a handy CD with all the pattern pieces ready to print out.


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First time author, Juliet van der Heijden, is quilt pattern designer based in New Zealand. She sells her striking animal quilt patterns on Etsy and Craftsy, as well as teaching foundation paper piecing workshops and classes.

Introduction Tools of the Trade Which tools to use for paper piecing Paper Piecing Personalities A discussion of the fact that paper piecing is a very adaptable technique. There are thousands of variations in technique and the key to enjoying paper piecing is developing a technique which works for you. Juliet explains her own approach to paper piecing Choosing Fabrics How to choose fabrics for pictorial blocks. To include: * directional prints * contrast and colour value * scale of the fabric design * matching the scale of the print to the scale of the pattern * distracting prints * pattern vs solids * adding texture The Quilts * Night Owl * Admiral Butterfly * Rhino * Peacock * Wolf * Owl #2 * Highland Cow * Tiger * Stallion * Panda * Swans * Polar Bear

General Fields

  • : 9781446306673
  • : David & Charles Publishers
  • : David & Charles Publishers
  • : October 2017
  • : 273mm X 210mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Juliet van der Heijden
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 746.46
  • : 128
  • : 300 Illustrations, unspecified