I finished up the Star Surround top and back last night, and stood on the ottoman in my living to try to get a picture of the whole top. Apologies for the flotsam and jetsam randomly shed by my children that surround it on the floor.
Here’s a slightly better close-up of the border fabric, the 12 Cats of Christmas. It’s super busy, so piecing it together doesn’t look as bad as I originally thought! I’m not sure that the solid I used was the “right” one, but it’s too late now. I’ll try to brighten it up with a quilting thread that’s closer to white than beige, and that should help.
For now, though, I’m happy the top is done! Now to pick out a quilting pattern.