I am working on attaching the ring of reds now. I think I am about halfway done. I probably will be taking my hexie assembly on the road while connecting them to the "mother ship" while at home watching TV. Ok, I will be honest. Past August, I am not sure I will have much time to work on this. It will be around, however, for the bits and times I have to do something without the luxury of being able to work at my machine.
So far, my stitchery is better. I am using 1" hexagons, and getting about 15 stitches to the inch. Most are pretty invisible too. I am happy with the progress I am making, technically speaking, and am pleased to take my time to make sure the work stays precise! After all, I will be working on this a few years!
Here is a closeup photo of one of the hexie flowers. I don't know what qualifies as an "invisible" stitch, but I am happy with how it is coming out. The stitches on the last GFG quilt were far more visible.
Here is a back photo. I basted my fabric on the flower without piercing the card stock form (I ended up being cheap and cutting out a bunch myself). Last time I basted the fabric right down on the card stock. One other change is pressing my work more frequently. I didn't do it enough last time and it made a difference when it came down to preparing the quilt top for quilting.
Lastly, I will share a photo of my travel box. See your bag, Joan? It has everything I need to work on some hexies in my free time. On Wednesday, I had my kit with me at school and was able to finish two between classes.