Here's the area I'm talking about, the star stitching is there but not saying much. So... back on the machine it goes for the addition of microstippling around the stars to give them some depth.
Looking much better now, don't you think? I just have to do the stitching in chunks of time as 15 years of longarming has taken its toll on my wrists.
I'll post a pix of it all done before I pack it to go to the Vermont Quilt Festival next week.