Heather's Modern Basic Hexie Pillow
If you've always wanted to learn how to English Paper Piece or you've never even heard of it, then this project is for you! It's like "English Paper Piecing Lite" - no hand sewing and it's super quick!
Pattern: Hexie Pillow by Modern Handcraft
Materials: 1 yard Essex Black, 1/8 yard each: Glimmer Solids Champagne, Sprinkle in Peach and Kimberly, Add it up in Folk Dress
I love to English Paper Piece but one of the drawbacks is that it can take a large chunk of time to produce a finished piece, depending on the size of the project. The beauty of this pillow is that there is no hand sewing! You just make your pieces and stitch them onto your backing fabric and a few steps later, voila! You have a new pillow for your couch.
I used pre-cut hexagon paper pieces rather than cutting my own, mostly because I already had them. When it was time to figure out placement of the hexies on the backing fabric, I just held them all in my hands over my fabric and sprinkled them down. I pinned them in place, quilted them down, and sewed my envelope enclosure.
I chose a few of the Cotton and Steel Basics and of course, something sparkly! As new fabrics come in to the store, I'm already planning in my head which ones I want to use for new pillows. The possibilities are endless - fussy cutting cute little creatures, holiday color palettes, a million different layouts of hexie patterns and even using shapes other hexagons...diamonds, triangles, etc!