Empire Star Transformed
It needs a border.
The black provides a dramatic frame to the quilt top, but it still needs something to complete it.
This extends the pattern nicely, but it is not a border.
This now looks complete to me. The white is less a border and more a background for the pattern and border to rest on.
This too feels complete.
I like both these solutions. The black is more dramatic and would make a good wall hanging. The checkerboard is homier; it would make a good bed quilt.
For more border ideas go to My Posts by Subject in the sidebar on the right and click on Borders.