I also tried out the herringbone pattern which was simple and quick to sew. I marked two inch sections with disappearing ink before I started.
I'm most pleased with this Dot to Dot border from the Shape by Shape book. I used it in my Little Guppy baby quilt but this time I tried one of Angela's suggestions to fill in the inside triangle and then I really got in over-achieve mode and filled in the outside triangles as well.
The Swirl Chain in the larger section is one I've tried before but I'm still getting the hang of its flow, so to speak. The Wood Grain on top is new but fairly easy.
Here's a view of the back. I used the same King Tut Variegated thread on the top but this time tried a thin Superior Highlights 40 wt for the bobbin. I wanted it to blend a bit better with the print on the back and since the blue color was one of the colors in the variegated, I wasn't too worried about little thread pokes on the top. The combination worked beautifully.
This will go with the larger elephant quilt (if I can manage to finish that before the baby turns one!) but there are two other sibling mins that need to accompany it. Good thing there are still a few designs in Angela's books that I haven't tried yet!
Linking up to Kelly's Needle and Thread Thursday, who was kind enough to feature my Nautical Baby Quilt in this week's linky. Thanks Kelly!