I gathered together scraps, basted them to the paper templates during a massive tv binge session, and put them in a ziplock bag. Whenever I needed some hand work, I could pull them out.
But hand-stitching together hexagons takes me forever, and at a certain point, I just wanted to be done with them. You have to be committed!
So, mine stopped at an 18x18 inch pillow size.
The result: a bright, fun, scrappy pillow! The fabrics are an eclectic mix of old favorites and some very special scraps, almost like an I-Spy quilt.
I frequently like to construct pillows so that they have a little flappy edge (what else to call it?) beyond the pocket, and this one measures just about 3/4 inch.
It is bound like a quilt, too, with an older Kate Spain (Central Park?) vine stripe, which I think complements the cheerful brightness of the hexies.
Just adorable! If you're interested in tackling your own English Paper-Piecing project, there are tons of free tutorials and templates out there. A great place to start is this post at The Sometimes Crafter, where there is not only a tutorial but also a list of additional resources from around the stitchy web.