Bohemian Roosters has been in the hoop for awhile. I did have it in my large wooden hoop but found that for some reason whenever I use it my carpal tunnel flares up. I took a break from hand quilting for a bit and decided to switch to my square pvc hoop. I never seem to have problems when I use it so I guess even though I have to move it a lot more than something in a big hoop I'm fine with that if it prevents problems with my hand and wrist and sometimes neck and shoulder.
Anyway...you can't see it very well but I'm now quilting the center of the Sunbursts.
I'm using this flower stencil. I chose it because it has eight petals like the sunburst and each petal extends just a little bit into the sunburst. Since those Boho Roosters in the center circles are so busy I had a difficult time figuring out how to mark the stencil for quilting. I tried several things I had on hand for marking and finally decided the blue chalk showed up the best. I'm using some blue-green thread I had on hand for the quilting.
Before I started on the center circles I stitched about 1/4 inch (eyeballed) inside and outside each sun ray and then 1/4 inch (eyeballed) inside and outside the circle in some yellow thread I had on hand.
I'm thinking I'll make a template of one of the sun rays to trace around in order to quilt some rays into that large area (in orange here) between rays. I'm using Hobbs Heirloom 80/20 batting and the recommended maximum quilting distance is 3.5 inches and the distance between rays is more than that.
Then in the space where the blocks meet I'll probably again use that flower stencil.
After that I will probably stitch in the ditch around the large circles and call it good. Time will tell.