When I first decided that I had to learn Hexagons, I begged everyone under the sun to teach me. Of course when your a sewer already, most things come like second nature. English paper piecing came surprisingly simple to me. Although the small pieces were tedious at times and very time consuming, I enjoyed being able to take them with me wherever I went. Sophie enjoyed playing at the indoor park this morning while I finished up this month long project.
I did end up taking the previous pieces apart, and went with a grandmothers flower type design instead. I felt that it needed a more decorative look since it was in fact going to be a pillow cover. My love for linen then came out again in this pillow and I decided to piece one inch linen hexagons with my cotton prints to give it some texture. I used a handkerchief linen for these; very lightweight and hard to work with, but happy with the end result.
After finishing up the piecing of my one inch hexagons and squaring up my pillow to 17.5 x 17.5 I was about to add a simple border using two prints, but later changed my mind to keep it simple looking and leave the eye candy where I had pieced all those tiny bits of fabric together. My new found love for embroidery turned out to be just the thing this pillow needed.
I am thinking about binding it with this print from Denyse Schmidts Hope Valley collection. What do you think? My other idea was piping in an aqua color but I just think that piping is not elegant enough for this cover.
What do you all think?