I then was stuck. The star needed more, but it took me ages to find inspiration. Or for inspiration to find me. Eventually I remembered that I had stencils for orange peels so I thought I would give them a try between the star points. And they worked!
The back is an envelope closure of teal blue, coordinating with the front. This is my first cushion cover, so I could not envision how it would come together. Now that I have one down, I think I could try a zip in my next version.
And so it lives on the living room couch. It has been napped on, curled up on and snuggled by the dog. It adds a super spot of color and makes me happy every time I see it. Needless to say, I'm already plotting my next!