. . .but still playing with possibilities.
After changing out the center squares of enough gold stars to make another layout, I tested the modification:
I decided to check out a change that was suggested by several commenters (I think they meant it as a substitute to changing out the center squares, but I checked it with the modified gold stars) and got this:
Which do YOU like, the first or the second? I still have some time before I will be committing to a design because I still have 18 centers to pick out and resew. What's the verdict?