I stitched this up the Ongoing Hoopla Along whose theme this month is summer. The pattern is from the pattern pack Seashells and Seahorses from the KimberlyOuimet Etsy shop.
I tried something new for this one. I stacked two fabrics together then stitched on the octopus. After it was stitched I cut away the excess fabric around my stitches to make the octopus a different color than the main fabric. I am really happy with how it turned out.