Carol's husband does all the embroidery work on these blocks while she puts the quilts together. Sounds like a good trade to me!
I outlined each row of the star and the center star. Then I went around the outside with a McTavish/banana type filler. For the sashing I changed to a navy thread and tried a new (to me) design I saw in an old Dawn Cavanaugh article about tiny borders I had ripped from a magazine. (Fons & Porter perhaps?) I really like how it turned out, although it was tricky figuring out how to turn the corner with it.
Ta daa! Or, as my little guy likes to say: "Daaa!"