I've been hooked on quilting since 1987. It took me a few years to find my passion for applique. I use everything I learned about fabric design in college, to produce my line of 80+ patterns, Critter Pattern Works, applique patterns with animal themes.
Monday, December 12, 2011
The Crow quilt is evolving...
This is the Crows quilt with the appliques sewn through the backgrounds and cotton batting.
At this point I have added the backing fabric so the quilting of the backgrounds goes through all three layers. Each block has a different quilting design. This is a study in variations of quilting patterns as they relate to my subject matter. All the crows have beaded eyes using "iris" colored glass beads.
I have been designing applique patterns since 1989, when I couldn't find an applique pattern I wanted to sew up. When I published my first pattern it was like inventing the wheel. After the first one, the rest seemed to fall out of my head with ease. My patterns can be found at www.critterpat.com