this is the center that I ended up with using the same fabric as the outer most rays
(like my mother told me to do in the first place)
this is the first one I did and as you can see the colors just don't work. I auditioned them but sometimes you just don't know until its together
moral of this story is
Listen To Your Mother!
the other problem I had - look at my middle star point! I lost part of it somehow!
I really don't want to rip it out again but if I want it to be perfect I think I'm going to have to. Any ideas?
Maybe I should walk away for awhile, do another quilt (a nice easy landscape, something in my comfort zone) then go back and start from scratch again with that middle star.