I drafted the above pattern out on freezer paper with 20 triangles in the circle area and minus the feathers on the outer star points. I wasn’t happy with the outer 8 points and changed them to 20 points. So my pattern now had 20 inner points/rays and 20 outer points/rays. Over the next week I played with laying out fabrics trying to decide on the color palette.
I carefully numbered each piece prior to cutting them out. This small quilt I hand pieced to try to make sure the points were as sharp as possible.
Here is the hand-pieced quilt top. I plan to machine quilt it.