As promised my hexi star progress. I decided to go with large solid hexis between the stars. I did this because; One, when I pressed my hexi stars I forgot that I had used a fission pen and all my stitching lines disappeared. Two there would be a lot of bulk where the points met if I didn't. Finally I was worried that the points might not all match up and it would not look good.
I made the large hexi by using my compass and measuring from the center of my hexi star to point on one of my stars. Next I drew my circle and drew a line through the middle of it. Then I took my background triangle and starting at the point where the line met the edge of the circle I laid it out so that the other side of the triangle hit the circle again. I continued around the circle until I had created a hexagon. I know there were probably more mathematically correct ways to do this but it worked for me. I glued this template to lightweight cardboard and cut it out. Then cut out and pressed my hexis. I also pressed my hexi stars around it to find my stitching line again. Then started putting them together. Here is what I have so far.
Finally this top made from donated orphan blocks. Now to find backs and get them quilted.