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    Beach Bums Quilts

    These two quilts, adapted from the 'Beach Bums' pattern by JoAnn Hoffman, are the last two in my 'Whimsical Ladies' quilts (a total of 16 in all). I chose this pattern and added an additional lady because I have 5 sisters and this is the six of us sitting on the beach, each with identifying tattoos. In a moment of madness (which I have regularly), I decided to quilt a lovely quote 'Smell the Sea, and feel the Sky, Let your Soul and Spirit Fly' to fill in the remaining unquilted sections of the 'sky part' of the quilt. From afar they look great, or will do after I darn away the threads but up close I am not so sure so I am thinking about hand stitching over the quilted wording to 'tidy it up'. Then it will be binding on both of these as I want to unveil them at a family luncheon we are having for my sister's 70th birthday in early June. The whole series of Whimsical Ladies quilts will be displayed locally later in the year.
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    Those look like wild sisters. I'd gladly trade you one brother for two of the sisters.

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    Those are absolutely adorable! Could you show us your others?
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    ​Well done!

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    what a hoot! love them and no, I like the saying stitched into the sky.

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    Oh, so funny and very creative . Inquiring minds wanna know, which beach bum is you? The daring one in a yellow thong?

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    These are delightful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zozee View Post
    Oh, so funny and very creative . Inquiring minds wanna know, which beach bum is you? The daring one in a yellow thong?
    Ummmm...never LOL As I have two dolphin tattoos myself, I would say the rather modest bathing suited lady with the dolphin tattoo on her back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ruthrings View Post
    Those are absolutely adorable! Could you show us your others?
    I will put the others up sometime next week under a new post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Battle Axe View Post
    Those look like wild sisters. I'd gladly trade you one brother for two of the sisters.
    I have 3 brothers as well LOL. There were 13 children in my mother's family, 12 in my father's family. It's probably the reason I stopped with my pigeon pair, a boy and girl.
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    I love, love, love these ladies! you are very creative with the pattern
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    Oh, I love them. Gave me a good chuckle!
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    Cute bums! Your sisters will love them.

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    Oh Lynne those sisters are wonderful. I love your words too. I am a 70+ and I still love the beach!
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    So adorable!

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    What great wall hangings!!! Sew clever!!!

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    Lynnie those are so adorable. And what fun you will have revealing them to your sisters. I am always totally amazed at your talent. Still using my mug rugs daily and think of you. Sharon.
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    Lynnie, these are so adorably funny and cute. What a fun tribute to your sisters. They made me laugh initially. I love the addition of the tattoos. And, then I re-read what you wrote. Awww, made my heart sing.
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    LOL, you made my day. They are absolutely wonderful, kooky and whimsical. Will be looking for your post of the others. Great quilt.

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    As cute as can be! Love the tattoos!

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    You have a great sense of fun and your sisters will forever smile at the whimsy of your wall hanging. Just adorable.

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    Such an entertaining sight to see this morning! I love your creativity and sense of humor.
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    Fantastic quilts.

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    Great tribute to your sisters. Enjoy the sun, sand and the sea together.

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