I think it looks pretty good, and I'm really happy that I am only needing to tie the thread ends at the edges of the design, not the middle!
It still isn't dazzling on the quilt. I did ask yesterday at the Quilt in a Day presentation about her batting (Hobbs 80/20) but didn't ask about the thread as she has a long armer do the FMQing and I figured she wouldn't know the thread. But I wish I had.
I hope after it's finished and washed that it will somehow look less flat.
Third Blue Star - 82 minutes