Summer Garden Cushion
For this little experiment I'm using the Attic 24 Hexagon How To.
My only rule was that each hexagon should have one of the three colours matching one of the colours in one of the hexagons next to it.
Here are the odds and ends ready to be transformed into hexagon loveliness.
Here is side one looking tightly pulled and bright and cheerful.
This tessellation caused me a lot of unpicking and redoing. Then I came up with the idea of smaller shapes strategically placed so that side two was nice and tight too. In the photo below you can see the space for a pentagon.
Here you can see the spaces created for small squares.
Below you can see in the centre is the pentagon completed - as you can see I only did the first two rounds of the hexagon. To make it a pentagon three sides were completed as for the hexagon but the top two sides had two lots of two trebles as opposed to one lot of three trebles.
Next I made the mini squares by doing the first round of the hexagon. To complete the square each side had two lots of two trebles as opposed to one lot of three trebles.
All six squares and two pentagons in place and the cushion is nice and tight.
Next for the opening.
On one side I did a line of three trebles in each gap and the three trebles two chain trebles on the corner points.
For the flap I attached two large squares and a small square. I did a line of three trebles in each gap and on the corner points I did eight chain instead of two for the button loops.
So - I mastered Lucy's How to Hexagon and join as you go method but not - sadly - her "weave in the ends as you go" method - oh well.