Hi, I thought I'd share a little experiment I did this morning. I know, it's not a new technique, but it was new for me. (except I remember doing something like this with paper in grade school).
First, I cut 1/2" strips from two different batiks.
Next, I put some fusible, glue side up on an ironing surface.
I lay the one color all in a row and pinned at the bottom
Laying back each 2nd strip, to make room, the second color was put down across. I pinned each end.
Next you do the opposite strips and continue on until the whole square is turned into a lattic checkerboard.
When complete I pressed the strips down to the fusible and let rest a minute before removing the paper. You can't see that too well, because the paper is clear.
Then I used a scrap piece of paper to cut a heart shape and drew around it on the back side.
Following the lines I cut with pinking shears and then stitched the heart to a background piece.
I finished up with fancy stitches and quilting. It was a fun little piece to make.