Ok, so it turns out I hate machine applique a little less than before, I think I just jumped in before testing the waters, lol. Going around all those little toes really was a pain in the butt.
So, anyway, I WAS going to use this as his crib quilt, but it's not long enough. I'm kind of stuck as to how to do the borders, now. I can't really think of a pieced border pattern that wouldn't take attention away from the center of the quilt, and I don't mind doing a solid border, but I don't really know what colour to choose...
My other option, is to add an extra 8 inches or so at the top of a solid colour like maybe the blue, or whatever, and I can buy these iron-on applique letters, I could write his name at the top of the quilt, and THEN put the borders on... would that look tacky?
At least that way I could use it as his crib quilt.
GAH, I would appreciate your opinions, really!
ETA: The colours look a bit dark in the photo, the lizard at the top is a med. forrest green, and the lizard in the center left is a purple.