I put my Grandmother’s Flower Garden hexie blocks in a bin and forgot about them…for almost a year. Time to bring them out and use them for an “airport project”. Nothing like English Paper Piecing while waiting to catch a plane!
I now have 13 blocks with a white hexie border. I want to join all these blocks together with a fabric reminiscent of the 30’s. I tried a few print fabrics but the print competed with the prints in the flowers and my eyes went bonkers! I am interviewing this solid green fabric as a “joiner”, what do you think?
When I started this project (long ago), I used a whip stitch to attach my fabric to the templates. Recently, I have seen a lot of information about glue basting hexies for English Paper Piecing. I might give this technique a try when I join my flowers together.
Do you have any tips or tricks for glue basting hexies? I’d love to hear from you!