I know you've seen a lot of WIPS while I worked on the Ruby Hex Quilt, but I thought I'd give you some background and show you how I did some things.
First: Never have your non quilting friends pick out a quilt pattern! Kidding. Sort of. I ordered the pattern that my friend liked - and I hated it. Actually, I hated the instructions. The finished product would have looked pretty much the same, but the pattern had been designed for easier piecing. That meant lots more seams - and the hexes didn't end up quite even. So I figured out the sizing from scratch.
First, starch is important in this project. Whatever your favorite method is, use it. The Hexes will be on grain on two sides, leaving FOUR sides on the bias. You really don't want these pieces to stretch.
is my friend. You can print out graph paper in almost any size and
shape you want. Since I wanted to use the most of a 5" charm square - I
figured out a hexagon that was 5" across. That makes each side 2.5".
And now this post is long enough. I'll talk diamonds tomorrow.