1. Layer quilt top, batting, and backing; baste.
2. Quilt as desired. Designer Tammy Johnson used tan thread to machine-quilt a wavy line in concentric squares, following the seams within each block. Using red thread, she stitched the same design in the center of the border.
3. Referring to Quilt Assembly Diagram, position prepared star appliqués on quilt top. Fuse all pieces in place. Using matching thread, machine-blanket-stitch around each star appliqué.
4. Use red-and-cream print binding strips to bind quilt.