The metal flowers are in the final stages and will be ready to be "planted" soon! Epoxy glue to reinforce parts that need to stay together is working well, so the construction, although challenging, hasn't been too crazy.
Meanwhile the tea bag quilt continues to grow, piece by piece. The biggest difficulty is keeping the pieces aligned as it gets bigger. I've drawn a big grid on my work table to keep things at least minimally in line. Here's how it's looking now: