Isn't this fun? You don't realize how cool the shading of the colors is until you see it at a distance.
I got quilting rulers for Christmas so used them on the border.
Continuous curves in the stars to allow them to pop out, and a tight background fill in the black to make it recede. Most of the top was done with "Military Gold" thread by Glide, but I used black on the backgrounds so that it wouldn't be overpowering. Quite effective, I think.