These are 3" blocks that I cut with the AccuQuilt Go! Hexagon die. They are cut perfectly and that makes the process easier. That die comes with 3 sizes on it: 2", 3" and 5". I cut some of the 2" and they are too small for me to mess with.
I find it relaxing to sit and sew by hand--something I never wanted to do a few years ago. I only have problems hand sewing when I am sleepy -- my sister laughed when she saw those stitches !