I also got this guy appliquéd on and the quilting done on the background.
The pattern called for sewing the appliquéd fish on with several straight stitched rows around the pieces in black. I decided to use a dark purple thread and a small serpentine stitch. I have three more placemats to go and each fish will be different.
I was in Las Vegas for a week earlier this month and many of these fabrics came from a quilt store there, but I can't resist showing a couple more pictures of the wonderful Bellagio fall garden display. This will get you into the fall season mood.
This pretty well finishes off my first Fish placemat, and the end of my vacationing for the year so I am linking up with.