In March, Elizabeth Hartman (Oh, Fransson!) posted a tutorial for creating a stamp collection block using fusible interfacing. I hadn't seen this technique before, and it elevated my secret obsession with patchwork to never-before-seen heights! I gave it a try today, and the resulting tiny blocks of pattern are too cool for school I tell ya, too cool!
For a detailed tutorial, click over to Elizabeth's post.
I used 2" squares of fabric and a piece of interfacing cut 18" x 18". In the top pick, you can see how I used the grid on my cutting mat as an alignment tool. This was a great idea until I attempted to slide it over to my ironing board, and all hell broke loose. Kinda funny b/c the first couple steps in Elizabeth's tutorial are about setting up your pressing area with your grid. Yep, I'm guilty as charged - sometimes I don't read; I just look at the pretty pictures and charge ahead!! Hopefully my mistake will keep you from making the same one! Only one of us needs the "duh" word bubble above our heads!
All squares of fabric shown are from Daisy Janie's organic fabric collections.
See how cool?! Isn't this a great technique?! I'll be cutting these into diamonds for my Lancaster Diamond Quiltalong!