I started out my hexagons by doing a colored flower in the middle, surrounded by black.
Then I realized that it would be black touching black, so I had to change my thinking, which is not easy;)
Yesterday I made up some more colored pieces and tonight I added black, only where needed to fill in the other spaces.
I will add black to the empty spaces on the end, to even it out. Then I will figure out how I want to finish the edge.
I am sure there is an easier way to figure out what blocks go where, but I am piecing them like a puzzle, which works for me, lol.
I did not press the pieces yet, but I will do that, before I sew the rows together. I just hope I can finish it by next month, so I can use it for the fall holidays.
I found a really great site for making hexagons, by Linda Franz. I would love to do this method, quicker, easier and the lines are printed out, so my blocks might not be so whonky;) It does seem a bit high to me, but a great idea if you do a lot of hexagons and hand piecing.
She does have a free hexagon booklet with how to's and layouts, so worth signing up for.