Yes indeed they play wonderfully together. That is going to be a wonderful quilt.
I like how you've incorporated the "old" with the new. Your "new" quilt is going to look great!
Great job, Julie. I love the star in the bottom right corner. I like how the red and blue form an alternate pattern. That's great use of strings.
A wonderful set of stars! I really like the patterns in the string ones.
I have Sharyn's book (only recently). My one, but large, quibble is that the pictures are far to small to see her demonstration. Further, she has a dark table with a dark fabric which makes all the more difficult. Hard to follow along if you were trying to approach this book for the first time. Nevertheless a wonderful resource.