This week I have added the hunter green border to three and a half of my large diamonds for a total of four and a half diamonds completed.  I show my four complete diamonds as proof.  I’m not faking it.  Really.

That leaves me with three and a half hunter green borders to complete. which I hope to accomplish this week.   I timed myself on the sewing of one hunter green border.  I go into detail about that in yesterday’s post, Timing My Hexagon Work.  It took me six hours to complete one hunter green border resulting in a sewing speed of 2.25 minutes per seam.  That’s two minutes and fifteen seconds per seam.  I’m slow but steady, and I suppose that makes it even more amazing how much I managed to complete this past week.  I figure that I spent twenty one hours piecing last week on those three and a half borders.

It is my goal to spend another twenty one hours piecing this week and finish the remaining three and a half borders.  Then I can begin assembly of the diamonds, which I expect to be the most fun part of this whole project.

I had a big scare this morning when I went to assemble all eight of my diamonds.  I could only find seven of them.  I looked all over and was beginning to think that I had made a mistake about how many I had made.  After tearing the house apart I found the eighth diamond crumbled in a pile under my computer desk.  It had fallen off my lap while I was blogging last night.  Whew!

I’d like to share my simple travel sewing kit I am using lately.  My kit varies depending on what I am doing.  It is very simple right now.  It is a Tupperware container with hunter green hexagons inside.  It also includes my scissors, some spare needles, my sterling silver thimble, and my piecing thread.

I’m linking up with Jessica at Life Under Quilts.