My sister asked me for an owl applique. I love owls, so I had no problem with this request. In real life, owls are predatory birds (I've seen one flying off with a snake) so as I was drawing these little owls I tried to keep some 'wild' characteristics. Like the sharp beak and claws. But my little gal and guy still turned out awfully cute anyway. This free applique pattern comes in two sizes, one to make owls approximately 6'' tall (the one's I made), and also a larger 8 1/2'' size. My favorite part about this applique is that the exact same pattern is used for both birds. You can see the heads and bodies are the same. For the green and blue owl, I covered 3/4 of the body with feather pieces for a side view and only used 3 claw pieces. For the pink and purple owl, I covered about 2/3 of the body with feather pieces (the sides, not the middle) and used 6 claw pieces. This download includes the line drawing in two sizes only. For more information about my applique process, see my blog post at www.sewcanshe.com/blog/2014/10/20/applique-of-the-month-the-ruffled-feathers-owl If you like this pattern, be sure to check out my Craftsy class Colorful Patchwork Bags and Baskets, with lifetime access and a 100% money-back guarantee. Here's my personal link for 50% off: www.craftsy.com/ext/CarolineFairbanks-Critchfield_10637_H BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Applique SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS two sizes: 6'' and 8 1/2''