Hexies? How hard could they be??? Really difficult as it turns out.
I prepared lots of papers and fabric scraps from my scrap bins to sew on the trip but I didn't work on them.
|the block measures 5" each side, and fits inside a 9 inch square when pieced|
The background is a mix of cream prints.
Remember I made them larger, then traced off outside triangles to print by themselves. (The pattern includes all shaped pieces) (http://nelliesniceties.blogspot.com Pattern source)
Since I make lots of blocks, and you can't remove the outside papers til you sew around them, I needed lots more white triangle paper pieces. Having a sheet of those pieces ready to copy --on thicker paper --really helps.
I also make lots of components then arrange them into a star, sew that, and use it to audition backgrounds.
That's the thing about scraps... they look like waste but when sewn into a block look terrific!
That center? Long ago I entered the Hoffman challenge every year. That center was the fabric the year I did a woman's hair from that fabric, cutting tendrils out, and curls. She looked out over a horizon with a sunrise.
Only four blocks finished so far but you get the idea
After all, they weren't easy and I worked for it!!
Linking to superscrappy and sewcanshe
as well as these parties