A Quilter's Ark - More Than 50 Designs for Foundation Piecing

by Margaret Rolfe

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Create a menagerie of quilted creatures with 53 exciting foundation-pieced block designs by Margaret Rolfe! Piece dozens of animal and bird designs, including a panda, giraffe, rhinoceros, lion, flamingo, toucan, hippo, koala, parrot, and an elephant.

  • Stitch even the smallest pieces of your blocks with ease and accuracy when you use Margaret's fast and fun foundation-piecing technique
  • Combine any number of 4" x 4" blocks to make small or large quilts
  • Complete block instructions, patterns for four quilts, and a special ark block are included

by Margaret Rolfe
8.5" x 11" printed on your home computer
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full color, PDF digital download
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Publication Date:
December 3rd, 2013
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Review from Popular Patchwork, April 2014

Originally published by Martingale in [1997], this is a fresher revitalised version of a clever title from the same publisher's imprint, That Patchwork Place. Margaret Rolfe is a veteran Australian quilter and her clever interpretations of animals using foundation piecing are testament to her wealth of experience. The main feature of the book is the foundation-pieced animals, although there is advice on quilt-making basics and designing with the blocks, as well as pre-designed quilts and a gallery of the blocks to the rear of the book which is great for inspiration. With over fifty designs to make, Margaret has provided an animal block for all occasions, and the opportunity for more ambitious makers to make five themed quilts: "Ark Quilt", "Farm Quilt", "Zoo Quilt", "North American Animals Quilt" and "Australian Animals Quilt". This is the perfect title for those who really want to get stuck into foundation piecing and make some really fun gifts at the same time!

Margaret Rolfe

Margaret Rolfe is an Australian quiltmaker and best-selling author known for the pieced animal blocks that are a feature of many of her books. In 2001, Margaret was honored by being made a Member of the Order of Australia, "for service to the decorative arts, particularly as an authority on the history of quilts and quiltmaking, to the promotion of the craft through teaching and writing, and as an advisor on the acquisition of quilts for the national collection."Visit Margaret's website
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