I made this quilt for my niece.
First, I drew the design on paper, to decide how to make the tail.
Then transferred it to a huge piece of paper I made from cheap kitchen paper glued together, to create pattern pieces
The tail was sewn together, the body machine appliqued to the tail. Then cam the fun of creating the eyes.
The back was made, basting done and it was quilting on my sewing machine. I quilted the fern design from Angela Walter's book on the tail sections of the peacock. The label information was part of the quilting, then it was bound, washed, dried and sent off to my niece.