These two blocks were fun. I have never done anything quite like them and I really enjoyed the process the class led me through. The little hex shape is first cut from paper, like computer paper. The fabric is cut a 1/4 of an inch larger. The paper is placed on the wrong side of the fabric and each side is turned over the paper. The simple trick was to run a stitch around that I would have thought too sketchy to hold but it worked. I was amazed. Once the hex shapes are basted they can be placed on the background fabric and attached. I have always liked the look of hand stitching the applique so that is what I did to each piece.