Yes, this really does seem to have a zillion pieces, but I love Feathered Star blocks. This will be a sample block, so I have chosen a splashy print by Kaffe Fassett to take advantage of the large pieces. The block will be a smidge under 20 inches, when I eventually finish hand piecing it - perfect for the centre of a medallion quilt.
I have hand pieced a queen-size Feathered Star quilt before, so I know how gorgeous these blocks can be. Here's the link to my 2007 story about my quilt.