I have to admit, I am very excited about this project!
I have been making red, white and blue hexies for about a year.
I have plans to make a quilt with the hexies.
I wanted to try something a little smaller first.
So I took a handful of my hexie flowers and stitched them together. So far so good.
I pulled out the mylar hexies as I went along stitching.
I laid it flat and ironed it smooth.
So far so good.
I remembered I have no idea how to applique!
How am I going to attach the hexies to the fabric.
I took a piece of Kona white
added three layers of batting
another layer of Kona white
and pinned the whole kit and caboodle together.
This way the stitches will be on the back!
I decided to hand stitch around each hexie and also outline the whole piece. I wanted the hexies to pop so that is why I used three layers of thin batting.
Let the stitching begin!
Now I could embroider and my stitches would be in the inside of my project.
What project, you may say?
Why a large pillow!
This baby is 20 X 20 inches!
I also was lucky and had the perfect backing.
Once again I used my favorite pillow tutorial.
I am making more hexies with my beloved Katie Jump Rope Scraps for a pillow to match Katie!