The quilt was quilted with only white thread. I quilted "the Hell out of it" and used 8 bobbins just to quilt it!! I used a lot of diagonal and radiating lines to quilt the blocks. I added a repeat of the corner New York Beauty blocks in the centers of the outer borders with quilting only then filled in the rest of the borders with a variegated striped effect with stitching. which gave nice texture when the light bounced off of the quilt and created shadows!!
I tacked a small crocheted "thingie" which was rainbow colored to the center of the quilt to repeat the color order and bring the four circle blocks together.
The contest is due January 11. 2018 and I have been frantically sewing and quilting on this project between applying for teaching jobs at two major quilt shows, working like crazy in the hair salon in December and doing all the normal Christmas preparations I usually do each year. But it is finished and now I wait until Feb. 2. 2018 to see if it is accepted.