After some computer delays, let's go!
Ok, let's have a look at the next section of sewing.... If I make any mistakes or the directions are not clear, it is because of the tired brain, just let me know.
1. Take your hexagon A pieces and the B pieces, and pin to opposite sides of the hexagon. Sew these on. I like to chain piece, and of course pin as I go.
2. When all done, press the B piece points away from the hexagon A pieces. These will be known as hexagon a + 2bs. (Now, this picture may be confusing because it is a finished block plus the E pieces. But the process is the same, so please think of the finished block as the hexagn A piece plus to Bs.)
3. Then, take 24 C trapezoid pieces, and pin the B pieces together. You'll have 24 pinned units. Press, keeping the B triangles flat and pressing the trapezoid C's away from the B triangles.
Then, sew another set of 12 trapezoid C pieces onto the other size of the B trianles. You should have a triangle B pieced with trapezoid C pieces on either side. Again, press the 2nd trapezoid C pieces away from the triangle. Set these down somewhere close. You will be sewing these after the side units are sewn onto the hexagon A pieces. Let's call these c+b+c units. You can see them in this picture.
4.a) Then, take another 24 C trapezoid pieces and pin the B pieces as in this picture.
b) You will note the B pieces sew in a different orientation to the c+b+c units in step 3. Sew these units together. Let's call these c+b units.
Sorry, I didn't take enough pictures, but you can see the side unit above, already attached.
NOTE: At this point, you will not be attaching the side units!
b) When you lay the c +b units against your hexagon a +2bs on either side, it should look like an X. The top and bottom triangles of the X are the b triangles (one you sewed on in the hexagon a+2bs and the bottom b is the piece you sewed to the trapezoid c piece. The right middle of the X will be the hexagon. The left middle of the X will be the trapezoid C piece. These are the side units and you will have 1 unit for each side of the hexagon a + 2bs.
I think if you have arrived at this point, Wonderful! Finish sewing the 2 sets of units. You should not have any more B triangles or C trapezoid pieces on their own. Press and set into separate piles, lay them out to look like the finished block if that is easier for you.
If our server and/or internet and/or blogger are cooperating tonight, I'll get to the next steps for assembling the blocks! Have a great day1
Take care, Leslie.