I set in the center hexagon and stitch all the way around and then close the opening, This allows me to use one length of thread. I shot a little video (I'm not a videographer so please excuse the quality) to demonstrate how I sew the hexagon together. I did it quickly with stitches that were larger and further apart than I would normally do and I used a colour of thread that didn't match. In the picture below I used a pale green thread combined with smaller stitches that were closer together the result is perfect!
I hope that my YouTube video will be helpful to you!
Sometimes a flower will have a second round of petals. I made a hexagon flower of 1" hexagons and stitched it together as shown in my video.
I stitched an open donut for the second round.
The open donut surrounds the flower. My sewing will start with the brown petal in the upper left of the open donut.
I place the right sides together and sew from the outer right edge toward the inner corner as indicated by the red circle.
Once that seam is stitched I fold the flower so that I can line up the edge of the open donut with the the next edge as indicated by the red circle. I stitch the seam.
I fold and line up the edges and sew the next seam.
I continue in this manner all around until I get to the beginning. All that is left is to close the seam of the open donut where indicated by the red circle.
I fold the pieces so I can line up the edges and stitch the seam closed.
The finished hexagon with a second round!
I plan to add another round and to be sure that the fabrics line up where I want them I make marks on the papers. The center is marked "center". I mark "1" on each hexagon that is to stack on top of the center. When stitching the open donuts together I know that the hexagons marked "1" must be on top of either the center or #1.
I always stitch my hexagons together in the same manner and there's a good reason for this. If I ever have to remove a section I know how the block was constructed so it makes the "reverse sewing" much easier!
Until I post again, happy sewing!