Here is the border on the design wall.
I appliquéd his name on the front using more of that dark blue whale backing fabric, and I cut out one of the boats as an accent.
I used heat 'n bond fusible web and a zig-zag stitch around the letters and the boat for the appliqué.
I've decided to quilt it with horizontal wavy lines, to represent waves in the water.
Here's the whole quilt top:
Now I just need to get it quilted and bound before the sprinkle!