Here's a picture of the original quilt block pattern that I am working with. I love the solid effect of the star, but for my cross-stitched piece, do not like the stipes on the side borders. I've discovered that leaving them out, though, limits my use of fabrics and I think that it's too plain as a result.
Lucy, Alena, and Inga, where are you? What do you think? Any other blogging friends with ideas to share?