After several years in my UFO pile, my rainbow star project is finished. The official name is Rainbow over the Seven Sisters since the center of the medallion is the seven sisters block. I've blogged about it before, but a short recap- the center is all hand pieced, and the border is machine pieced. The quilting is all 100 wt. silk thread, and I resisted the urge to quilt-to-death. The quilting features secondary star rays extending into the background, and I was sort of sorry that the quilting in the darker colors (red/blue/purple) didn't show up as well on the background as I'd hoped. Also, most unfortunately, the red fabrics bled, so there are a bunch of red stains on the white fabrics. Seeing the stains irritates me every time I see them, but I guess it's my own fault. I should know by now to pre-wash, especially dark intense hand-dyes. It's 20" square, and I'm pleased it's finished!
Rainbow over the Seven Sisters, 2014, 20 x 20, Shannon Conley