This is not my original idea. I saw a similar one posted by a lady on a Facebook group I belong to. I wish I could remember her name. Anyhow, I added a border and stars to her idea. I think it is pretty cool looking. I mail my Project Linus blankets to Jacksonville, Fl. There is a Naval Air Station there so I thought it would be appreciated by someone in that area. The stars are not crochet but appliqued.