In keeping with her original wishes, I didn't go nuts. The outside border is stippled with a pattern through the middle of it going all the way around. You can almost see it if you cross your eyes and stand on your head!!
I did CC's in all the triangle and diamond shapes within the top with a double CC in the squares. It made for some interesting patterns on the back and just added texture to the top.
Here's a couple of close-ups of the back. Maybe someday I'll have some good lighting that will show the quilting off a bit better. The backing fabric is actually a dark blue--not sure why it photographed as gray!
Hope you all have a wonderful New Year--stay safe!