I took abit of information from each of the following links and found a good way to sew hexies together on the sewing machine without hand sewing around the papers first.
Please go to the Moda website click on the Honeycombs pattern for their PDF file. http://www.unitednotions.com/un_main.nsf/fp
From yesterday's post and video, I found that using an Open Toe foot makes it so easy to locate where to begin and end sewing (#20 for my Bernina). I know Pfaff also has an open toe foot. And the other manufacturers probably do as well. Next I found this beautiful tutorial on marking your machine bed with tape instead of marking each hexie with drawn lines. This method worked very well. http://www.fromthebluechair.com/2012/11/how-to-piece-hexagons-part-1.html
So...here's what I have done with about 6 hours cutting from my scraps and sewing. Today I will work on filling in all the gaps and then sew in rows as the Moda tutorial suggests.
Without the Big Shot machine by Sizzix, the task of cutting the hexagons would have been very labor-intensive. Check out their website: http://www.sizzix.com/product/657900/sizzix-big-shot-machine-only-powder-blue-teal
I do have an older style Big Shot; but the cutting action is the same. Cutting up to 8 layers makes the cutting go very quickly. I used Sizzix Hexagon, 2 1/4 in sides #657885. http://www.sizzix.com/product/657885/sizzix-bigz-die-hexagon-2-1-4-sides
To sew together hexies in Grandmother's Flower blocks, use this tutorial,