This is a *Woven* Heart (Reverse Appliqué?) -- with hand-sewn stitching encasing & surrounding-- for a sweet finishing touch. The Heart is on the Flap of a Hand-Made 'Cosmetic Pouch'. Beautifully done, Great Ideas!
raw edge appliqued the hearts onto the background and for good measure added a layer of batting to the back. After the applique was done I then very carefully cut the excess batting away, which results in a sort of Trapunto effect