English paper piecing (EPP) is easy to make and a lot quicker than you would expect.
How to make a scrappy flower hexagon quilt
You can download the hexagon template (google doc). Print the required size (there are 4 sizes on the template, mine is 1 inch hexagon) on thick or plain paper and cut – I use plain printer paper.
There are 20 hexagons per A4 sheet so print a few copies and cut a bunch of hexies in advance.
An important point to make: Before printing make sure you’re printing at 100% to avoid surprises.
Materials for a flower
- Seven 2 1/2 inch squares of fabric: one for the centre and 6 for the petals
- Hexagon template
- Cotton thread
My scrappy flower hexagon quilt
My quilt is already over three years in the making.
I work on it when I’m watching TV or while on holidays away from my sewing machine.
I’ve calculated the number of 1 inch hexagons I need to cover 100 in square and the figure is a whooping 3815. That is about 545 hexagon flowers at 7 hexies per flower. I have made about 408 flowers so far. So that leaves 136 more flowers to go!