I think what gave me the most satisfaction was the 'offset X blocks accentuate focal point' comment, as that's exactly the part that gave me pause and led to the quilt's name. On Instagram, with the photo below, I asked, "Xs need sewn and trimmed obviously, but yay or nay?"
I still say Yay and am glad the judges did too. Note to self to keep trusting my instinct. You too, OK?