You can join in this Hexalong at any time and use the templates I am using or just do your own hexagons. The starter post for the HAL is here. Share anything you make in the Lily's Quilts Flickr Group. Here I am going to take a piece of fabric which does not suit being cut into a triangle, diamond or hexagon shape, add some borders and then baste it onto one of my large hexagon templates to make a less traditional pieced hexagon.
1. This fabric fits in perfectly with the others I am using in this Hexalong but the shapes on it don't work so well so I am going to find a segment of the fabric I like and cut it out, using the rotary cutter and adding 1/4" seam allowances as I go. Check it fits into the hexagon size you are working with.
2. Add a skinny strip of contrasting fabric all around. I cut this to 3/4" wide so the finished skinny strip ends up at 1/4" wide. I machine sewed this block.
3. Add another round of fabric ensuring that the finished block with more than cover the hexagon template you are using. In this picture I held it up to a window to demonstrate but the light as not shone through in the photo! But the fabric does cover the hexagon shape.
4. Baste the hexagon to the hexagon template as for all the rest of your EPP hexagons.
Here is another one I made along the same lines but I EPPed that one and didn't include the skinny strip.