I sat down to sew these little cutie hexagons and thought I would share the process with you. It's not a difficult process just a little more time consuming than I had expected, it took me about 3 hours to put this block together.
25 Hexagons will make one block.
1 Center (yellow)
8 first row (orange)
16 second row (turquoise)
Start with 1" English Paper Hexagons, and 2 1/2" squares of fabric.
Using a hot iron, press edges of fabric to the back side of the paper.
Using a hot iron, press hexagon on front and back to make it nice and flat.
Using a "Sewline" fabric glue pen, dab glue on the back folds to hold the folded fabric flat.
Repeat above process until all 25 hexagons are prepared.
Lay hexagons out into a diamond shape.
Sew hexagons together by placing two hexagons right sides together and hand sew with needle and thread. I used a whip stitch.
Sew hexagons in rows first. Then sew rows together. Just a warning: The sewing process does require a lot of knotting off thread and starting again as you sew on each new hexagon.
The back side of your block should look like this photo. After the addition of each hexagon press with hot iron to keep the block nice and flat.
This photo is just to show how the rows will look when you add on a new row. It will not lay straight on the block. As you are sewing a new row on, you will sew 1" then pivot to sew the next hexagon together.
This is the finished block...isn't it a cutie?
Have fun and enjoy your hand sewing experience.
If you would like to purchase a kit to make this block contact Greenbaum's Quilt Forest.