When I first saw this quilt, I knew I wanted to quilt spirals in it somewhere. Originally, I thought that I would quilt them in the octagon shaped blocks, but then I changed my mind and quilted them in the four patch blocks.
If there are a lot of curves in a motif, I like to do some straight lines as a contrast, especially in a boyish quilt like this one. You can see the straight line quilting in the yellow border above. It is one of my favorite ways to quilt a border.
I went through a few options in my mind for the octagonal blocks as well. I am glad I went with the diagonal lines. I used yellow thread in this quilt. I use yellow thread A LOT! It seems to blend well with most multi colored quilts .