The first pair are the same fabric but the print is oriented differently to create some interesting effects.
The second pair of rosettes are identical. I like the fussy cut centre! Both fabrics are old, treasured fabrics from my stash.
Today I'll add the partial path units and then get a few more rosettes stitched. I may also start laying out rosettes and number them so they can be stitched into rows.
Angie of A Quilting Reader's Garden did an interesting tutorial on sewing the hexagons together to make an open donut without continuously having to knot, cut and then re-knot the thread. You will find it here. What's an open donut? It is a term that I used to describe six hexagons that are sewn together to form the outer ring of a hexagon rosette.
An Open Donut
I wrote about making an open donut here and here (this second link also has a video that demonstrates setting in the middle hexagon). I tried Angie's technique and it worked really well. Angie likes to bury her knot at the corner however I prefer to start in a few threads from the edge so that the knot doesn't pop out later on. If you watch the beginning of my video you can see how I place my initial knot. When I've finished my stitching I go back a couple of stitches so I can tie my knot away from the corner. Use the knot placement method that works best for you and you'll get no arguments from me! I encourage you to visit Angie's blog and check out her very interesting tutorial and be sure to let her know you enjoyed it. Your comments mean a great deal to we bloggers!
If you are new to English paper piecing and hexagons be sure to check out the tab English Paper Piecing Instructions & Hexagon Fun at the top of this page. It is where I share what I've learned over the years and how I do things! If you have questions or would like me to demonstrate how I do something please don't hesitate to ask. I am always more than happy to share!
That's it for me today. Hope you are all keeping well. Until I post again, happy sewing!