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 am the designer of Critter Pattern Works, a company that publishes our own applique patterns for quilters. All the patterns are realistic animal designs. I started the company in 1989 when I couldn't find an applique I wanted to make. My husband and I are using everything we learned in college (Paul has a BS degree in Marketing and Management and I have a BFA in Fabric Design) to grow our niche company.