One of the last large quilts I quilted for a customer before I left Missouri was a Stars and Crescents quilt for Mary Z.
I outlined the stars and crescents, then put smaller diamonds inside the star points. Then what to do for the background? I didn’t want to quilt those too heavily, either. I decided on this “ring of beads” about an inch inside the block frame. Just enough, but not too much.
I quilted the outer border with a Greek Key design. I needed to stay away from the very edge because Mary wanted to edge the quilt with Prairie Points. I wonder if she has them all on yet? It’s a long way around the edge of that thing!