Skip to content
Lori's Country Cottage is following the AHS Exemptions rule. Everyone entering to work, shop or learn after September 20 will need to show proof of vaccination - single dose 2 weeks prior to date of entry, double vaccination or a negative Covid test completed within 72 hours.
Free Shipping on orders over $200

Zoo Family Portrait Block of the Month - Registration Fee

Cart icon Store pickup available

August 2021 start


We are so excited and delighted to offer you this creative, unique, artistic original by Cassandra Beaver of The (Not So) Dramatic Life.

The Zoo Family Portrait Quilt captures the personalities of a dozen adorable animals to create a foundation paper pieced masterpiece!  Cassandra took 4 years to capture images worthy enough to translate into her captivating quilt and it is spectacular!

Cassandra is professionally trained in artistic theatre and costume design and has brought her many talents to the quilting world. She has this to say about her creation:

“Value is an important aspect to the success of the design.  Pictorial quilts can sometimes flatten the image they are depicting, so every color used in the quilt has a dark, medium, and light version. There is also a very dark blue and a very dark red to add even more depth to the animals.  I have never been a person tied to the literal color of things, so the palette I selected has bright, whimsical colors.”

All of these blocks are created using foundation paper piecing, and anyone with a general understanding of the technique will be able to construct the quilt.  If you have little or no FPP experience, that fine too! Cassandra made a YouTube video explaining foundation paper piecing and there are general instructions included in the pattern. 

This is an intermediate level pattern that includes general foundation paper piecing instructions, but not specific instructions for every segment of each block.

Your 5 month program includes pattern, all fabrics and binding to finish your quilt top. You may also choose to order a full kit containing the same. Full kits require payment at time of order.

Finished size: 60"x 84"

Months 1 – 5  $69.99

Full Kit  $349.99

  • Fat Quarter Insurance Bundle (25 pack) - $104.99
  • Fat Eighth Insurance Bundle (25 pack) - $52.99