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.
I don't know what took so long. Usually it doesn't take a month to finish writing a pattern, but I guess I wasn't as focused as I usually am. The Crows pattern has 17 pages, seven pages of which are of crows drawings and one page of feather drawings for the quilting in the border. Crows pattern is up on our website ready to fly to your house as a PDF pattern or a printed snail mailed pattern.
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