I thought I'd show my work on Cindi Renaldo's block. She didn't have any suggestions on what direction to go in, so I went with what I thought was obvious. The colors just screamed tropical to me.
My first motif was this koi fish and did a beaded wheat stitch above it.
Then, I followed the fabric design and did a green and coral feather stitch with little sea horses for the next area.
For my final motif and seam, I did a herringbone stitch with star beads and coral clam shells. The fish are made with fly stitches.
Finally, my step daughter is getting married in June and I got to make the garters. I chose one for the ceremony and one for the party. Her dad and I eloped to Vegas, so I've never really been involved with a real wedding. It was pretty fun!