Hexagon shapes make quite a visual impact, but can be a bit intimidating, especially if your goal is to make an entire hexagon daisy quilt. The easiest way to make a hexagon Daisy would be to simply zig zag stitch appliqué, but if you are interested in learning a way to piece a hexagon, practicing with smaller projects can make the mountain easier to climb. If you have an Accuquilt Go Cutter, cutting these pieces out is fast, but if you don’t, patience and precision are key here. This project is simple, with a few frustrating sections. Mastering how to connect the middle hexagon to the outside “petals” is a little tricky at first, but by the time you finish this pillow you will be a pro. Also, applying trim can be a pain. However, navigating the corners will become second nature in no time. If you do get frustrated, you aren’t alone. I had to curse my Daisy a few times, too. Enjoy!
•Coordinating scraps of fabric
•Hexagon template/Accuquilt Go Cutter Hexagon die/ruler and pencil
•Needle to match fabric weight
•Zipper or cording foot – optional
•Hand sewing needle
Step 1. Cut 7 hexagons using Accuquilt go cutter hexagon shape or use the provided template. If you are using the template, cut 1 piece at a time to ensure accuracy. You can adjust the size of the template in your computer Paint program.
Step 2. Sew the “petals” of the daisy together to form a circle.
Step 3. Sew petals to middle piece, matching up corners. To go around a corner, fold the fabric back, lift pressure foot, and pivot fabric around needle similar sewing a corner.
Step 4. When you arrive at the end, match up the edges of last two “petals” and sew down toward the center of the daisy.
Step 5. Using a basting spray, attach hexagon Daisy to batting. This will prevent your pillow from being lumpy. If you wish to do some quilting or embroidery, this is the time. Repeat Steps 1-5 for the backing of the pillow.
Step 6. Apply trim around the front piece of your pillow. If you are using cording or beads, it is best to use a cording or zipper foot. However, you could also hand sew on your trim.
Step 7. With right sides together, carefully match up front and back pieces and sew together. Make sure the stitching you used for the trim is hidden in this seam. Leave an opening large enough to fit your hand through. Turn right side out.
Step 8. Insert polyfill into pillow through the opening. Focus on stuffing all the corners first, then work your way out.
Step 9. Hand sew opening closed with matching or monofilament thread.