Somethin' about these colours make me think of a turtle.
This is one of the simplest blankets I've ever even thought of making. Inspiration came from the Last Minute Patchwork book.
I used an old blue duvet that just keeps. on. giving. (and giving and I still have more!) for the back and some striped bright green fabric for the front. The green doesn't really come through in this picture -- it's quite vivid. I used lofty polyester batting (trying to stay away from the stuff and use cotton instead, but I had some in my stash) and so it just needed a a handful of zipzipzips of red thread to create a 'puffy turtle blanket' for a wee little one.