I have always tried to find local designers when I travel and new and up and comers when I am at home and Cori Blount of
Chitter Chatter Designs is a newer Utah designer that we invited to visit New Friends Quilt Circle on Tues. She is a delightful young lady, mother of 5 (I think that is what she said) and wife and loves to design applique quilts. She did a trunk show of most of her patterns/quilts and then gave us an insight into how she designs. She tells us she has a list of up and coming patterns focusing on Nursery Rhymes.
Near the end she showed us her method of freezer paper/needle turn applique and it was a "new concept" for most everyone in the room and we have some experienced appliquers. How about that.
She explained that she creates a freezer paper drawing and then cuts out the pieces leaving the "template" intact.
Next she uses the cut out piece to first iron to the appropriate fabric, cut out leaving a seam allowance and then irons on the remaining template to her background. Next step is to loosen slightly the space where the piece she will stitch down belongs and slip it back into place making a perfect matching spot for the background.
She also cuts channels (My word) to allow her pencil in and trace the embroidery line.
OK hard to explain in words but I hope the pictures help!
Any way Cori shows off her current favorite pattern Hickory Dickory Dock!