We were at a retreat and this top was taught as a double-blind mystery. We told the shop what colors we wanted and they picked the fabric. As you can see, they did a great job with Cindy's fabrics--especially when you compare them to the fabrics chosen for my quilt! (Look here --Note to self: No double-blind mysteries unless you're actually IN the shop to show them what you mean when you say "purple.")
Cindy wanted leaves and was out of ideas after that. I spruced it up a bit with piano keys spaced with the piecing on the outside border, then the leaves, then another round of piano keys following the inner piecing.
I stitched in the ditch around the center star. I just couldn't go over it with leaves, its way too pretty.
Here's a shot of the back. You can see the quilting better if you click on the picture and then stand on your head to look at it!! (Just kidding--the tweedy brushed flannel makes it tough to see and photograph!)