I will use a total of 2168 hexagons and need to make, in addition to the flower blocks, a whopping 742 whole, 4 corner and 130 half hexagons in white fabric - this is so I will end up with a straight edge.
Out of 5 x 42 inches of fabric I will get 38 hexagons - do the math and you get an idea of the cost of this project - so luckily it is a long term one!
Hexagon quilts are so portable and don't take too much brain power to put together.
I don't baste through the card and fabric, just the fabric and do a back stitch in each corner fold - that way I won't have to remove miles of basting thread later on - it will stay in the quilt - and the paper templates just pop out so I can reuse them. I do need to leave the edge ones in though - at least until I have joined them to another hexagon - this keeps it stable while sewing. But...it means I need an awful lot of paper hexagons. Happy Quilting I say!