"Let the Sunshine In"
I have to admit I was at a loss for this hop. I just didn't have any idea what I was going to do, until my friend Joi, brought me a charm pack she had, had in her stash for awhile. Seeing the fun prints and bright colors was just the inspiration I needed.
Once again, I surfed clip-art online, and found this sweet little sun for the center to bring it all together.
Digging thru my stash, I found a backing fabric that was perfect. Not only was it wildly bright, but it was the exact size I needed. What are those odds? LOL!!
I finally got my "mo-jo" back after working on this. As I was stitching the last of the binding down, I remembered a pattern I had bought a few years ago.
The timing was tight, but "Sweet Pea" was a trooper at entertaining herself long enough for...
..."Beach Bums" or as I like to refer to it "Beach Buns" to come to life!
The pattern, from Hoffman Fabrics can be found HERE.What speaks more of the "sun" than a bunch of old lady butts hanging out at the beach?
Let's face it, I could be any one of these ole broads...
Dare I ask, what butt do you identify with?
Regardless, all butts are welcome to hang out at the ole car pond with me!
Be it butts or be it sunshine in you neighborhood. I wish you all a great summer.
A big shout out to Carol for hosting this hop! When else could I even dream of posting my butt online!
Please visit my fellow bloggers today
Don't forget next month is our "UFO" blog hop.
If you want to play along and haven't signed up yet, drop me an email...
I need your name, your blog name, the URL for your blog and your email address.
Let me know if there is a particular date that works best for you as well. I try to accommodate, if I can.
If you would put UFO BLOG HOP in the subject line, that would be awesome as well.
Signups for Carla's "See Ya Later Alligator Hop" will start July 1.
til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'
Great stuff Joan. I love the sunshine road, and definitely recognized myself in the beach scene, not the bikini though. Have a wonderful day.ReplyDelete
The Beach Bunnies toasting their Buns in the Sun made my day!!! I hope I can be one of them, at the seaside with my peeps in my foxy lil' swimsuit!! Thanks so much!!!ReplyDelete
Such fun projects, Joan! The bright sunny quilt will bring the sun wherever it goes. And those Beach Buns are a kick! I love all the details in that one. Has me giggling over it.ReplyDelete
Those beach ladies are so fun! I could be either of the ladies in one piece suits. I’m not a bikini or thong fan!ReplyDelete
One quilt is colorful and one quilt is hilarious! I remember the first time I saw that quilt of the women's bums was when I was in Oregon for the quilt show there years ago and there was another similar quilt of women sitting on a fence wearing jeans, cowgirl style "Bums", lol! Such a fun quilt and you are the queen of making us laugh with your quilts, Joan!ReplyDelete
Both your quilts are fantastic! The sun quilt is so cheery and the beach buns, while hitting a bit too close to home, is hysterical!ReplyDelete
Love both of your projects, but especially the Beach Buns!ReplyDelete
I'm smiling as I type! The beach quilt is hilarious. I really like your sunny quilt as well. Thank you for sharing. :o)ReplyDelete
The beach ladies just make me giggle! And your sunshine quilt is so sweet for baby cuddles!ReplyDelete
Love the colors and the "fun" in both of these quilts!!!!ReplyDelete
OMG, you know fat bottom girls make the rockin' world 'round right? I love them. But I also love your sunny quilt. Thanks for the smile.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous is an understatement for that sunny quilt...wow! It was so nice of Joi to share those little fabric pretties with you. I'm definitely the purple hat lady in the middle. You did a great job capturing my backside. Thanks for sharing beauty and funny all in one this morning!ReplyDelete
You always make me laugh, Joan! I love both projects, but especially that last one! Glad you got your mojo back!! LOLReplyDelete
Thanks for the summer wishes. Even when HOT, I love summers - no coats and more daylight. I love both of your projects - the first one is so darn happy and bright - perfect for the hop. I absolutely love that second project, though. Is there anything better than big, old buns/bums on the beach. It's definitely one of those projects I, too, can identify with. I don't do thongs but I do love the tatoo. Ohhh, goodness, I can't choose the one that would be me. The backsides all look too close to mine!!ReplyDelete
Love both of your quilts.ReplyDelete
butts quilt.. best ever !!! (so much work, but totally worth it !!!)ReplyDelete
Hilarious Joan! those BUNS..... I don't get people have fabric ride up their ahem.... never understood that at all. Yours are hilarious!ReplyDelete
Such fun quilts! So original and actually hilarious!ReplyDelete
All your projects are fabulous! I especially love the sunny quilt. The fabrics are awesome!ReplyDelete
The sun has definitely arrived at your place with those fabulous creations.ReplyDelete
Both quilts are such fun. Love the beach bums quilt project and that last tattooed one made me laugh.ReplyDelete
Both beautiful and bright quilts. That sunny yellow is perfect.ReplyDelete
You are hilarious! I love those butt projects. Your yellow quilt is so bright that it requires sunglasses!! Well done and thanks for the laughs as well.ReplyDelete
Love the sun quilt, the bright colors and the backing is fabulous. But the beach bums is awesome. Definitely not the bikini or thong one. LOL Great projects.ReplyDelete
You are the best at bringing the giggles. Sunshine is all over these sweet projects! Thanks for sharing your butt. LolReplyDelete
I got my tattoo for my 40th birthday. I got it on my upper thigh but have always regretted not getting it on my lower back. Your gals are the greatest. a wonderful butt collection.ReplyDelete
You nailed it with both the sunshine quilt and the beach ladies!ReplyDelete
I smiled when I saw the sunshine quilt but then....then.....I saw the beach ladies and guffawed right out loud. I LOVE the one with the tattoo!ReplyDelete
Sherry of createology: You are sew very clever. Love the bright Sunshine quilt. Oh how I can relate to the Beach Buns quilt which is super adorable. Thank you very much for participating in this hop.ReplyDelete
Love your projects! So colorful!!!ReplyDelete
Both of your quilts are fantastic but the Beach Bums is perfect for summer. The one with the tattoo is my favorite and as always, your applique is the best!ReplyDelete
made My day! Thank you for making me snort with laughter. 😉ReplyDelete
This is a gorgeous sunshine quilt especially with all the bright yellow. Just one look makes me smile!!!ReplyDelete
And of course the bathing ladies are a delight. I can't choose just one - they are all special!
Both quilts are super fun! Love all the different bums!ReplyDelete
I saw that yellow quilt and fell in love with it! Then I saw the beach bums/buns! How fun!! Love it too! Thanks for sharing, Joan!ReplyDelete
Love both of your projects! The first one is so bright and cheerful and the second is just toooo funny!!! xxReplyDelete
Hilarious! Your beach buns remind me of the blog post by Scrapdash.com mentioning snarky Sunbonnet Sue variations. You have a great sense of humor and talent. Thanks so much for sharing and providing smiles.ReplyDelete
I love all the bright colors in the quilt and the ladies are just adorable.ReplyDelete