I call them spotty dotty. I think the pattern is original but I've seen many quilts similar; I think circles are IN, I know black and white is in. Although I chose it 'cause very young babies like the high contrast. I can see that this looks like a Drunkard's Path. I may have to make it again with traditional fabrics...or maybe batiks... how many quilts does one small baby in Idaho need? You know it is REALLY cold there. I wonder about a black border on a baby quilt but the green inner border turns it into a green quilt to me. The other quilt won't get a border until we know if the California baby is a or boy...the gets a red border the boy gets a blue.
NEVER put minky in a border; in fact never sew with minky at all! I did not like it. I have black bits all over the white carpet in the sewing room...all over the house, up the stairs and on the kitchen floor. I think I'd rather put velveteen there if you want the soft feel for babies....maybe satin since some babies love that.
I did a tutorial over at my other blog; the quilter upstairs.com