I don't know what this star/cross is called. My friend just had her leg amputated due to diabetes. She asked me to make her a quilt for her bed to match her tatoo. It is a butterfly with five start/crosses around it. She says the stars are "The power of five" Her deceased grandmother, mother, daughter, herself and her living grandaughter. She wants black and whites and primary colored butterflies. However, her husband has to sleep under it, so I am trying different options to keep it toned down. The attached is just one of the possibilities. I used tiger skin fabric to make butterflies and will applique them on. My 1st question: The stars - Do I paper piece them? (I've never done it before, but I will learn to do this if that's best).
This may or may not be the final design - any suggestions?