Okay, so I do have a quilters' conscience. I knew I made a bad choice in placing the large star so that it overlapped onto the braid. Originally, I thought I might have to cut more off the top for a proportionate appeal. That idea didnt work out, lol, so I unstitched the star.
Here it is, appliqued back into place. I will still be on the lookout for the perfect ornament/button to stitch in the center of the white star.
Happy Memorial Day! Thank you, Veterans, ALWAYS, for your service for our freedom!! We love you.