Please excuse the wrinkles. The top has been folded up for a good while and evidently not the neatest folding. Now the problem. When I made the star section, I thought I had enough of the shirting print for the whole quilt. I did not. I had a similar fabric but it is not the same shade of "white". It jumps out at me every time I look at it. There is applique to go on the quilt yet. I just don't know if the applique would take your eye away from the variation in shade & design of the two fabrics. I don't want to spend a great deal of time doing applique and end up being disappointed with the project. You can click on the picture to enlarge and see a section of the substituted fabric. I think it is on two sides of the quilt. It doesn't show the color variation well in the picture but you can get an idea.
The pattern I am using is by Terry Clothier Thompson and is called Union Star. This is what the quilt should look like if I did all the applique. What to do? I know that our ancestors sometimes made do with what fabric they had available. I am getting tired of thinking on this project.
I will think on this another couple weeks and make some kind of decision.