Since I have really enjoyed making paper piecing patterns, I was looking for some new projects. I found a wonderful photo of a paper pieced highland cow and I knew I want to make it. The pattern is from the book Animal Quilts by Juliet van der Heijden – also know as The Tartankiwi. I must admit all patterns in this book are spectacular, the Highland Cow will not be my last project.
Before I started piecing the different block sections, I had to do some homework or preparation. As there are many mane pieces in the pattern, I took out my crayons and coloured first the included colouring page and then the paper pattern pieces.
I used once more fabrics from the Sun Prints collection by Alison Glass.
The background fabric was an easy choice : a bright turquoise solid.
Thread snippets, fabric cuttings and paper – a lot to clean!
When I saw bundles of Liberty London fabric in the shop where I had my Bernina serviced, I knew I wanted to try sewing with this soft and pretty material. So I bought my first Tana Lawn cotton fabrics and I am thrilled with the quality and designs. I already have some ideas about projects I want to make with these fabrics.
Thanks for visiting and happy quilting!
Beautiful — your paper piecing is impressive! I’m not good with small pieces 🙂 I am a big fan of Alison Glass fabrics — I really should use them!
This is absolutely stunning work, Barbora. Excellent choice of fabrics for this beautiful piece!
Thank you! It was fun working with the pattern and to see how the highland cow was comimg together.
You are into serious paper piecing. Those are tiny pieces. Yes, Tana lawn is addictive.
Thanks! Hope Tana lawn ist not soooo addictive!