Well, another option...a straight set! I may well chose this, because I am setting the little nine patches I am making on point...what do you think? Would this solve the problem of not overwhelming the stars? I like the fact that you can still see all the fun and funky fabrics, some quite old, and all scraps!!
Speaking of scraps...Lori sent me some of her wonderful scraps! Included was a block, fused to the background. I blanket stiched around the pieces, then quilted it in a crosshatch pattern, making a pillow. I don't think you can see the quilting very well...OK, Miss Lori...do you want it back??