I completed piecing the beach section of the quilt tonight. I really like the addition of the water birds and the second footprints fabric, which has child's footsteps alongside an adult's.
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The lefthand side is shown above, and the righthand side is below. The red chair with the green umbrella is in the middle, but appears in both photos.
The umbrellas are temporarily positioned; I'm not sure they're quite right yet and will play with positioning tomorrow. I also need to check with the person who's commissioned the quilt whether they are ok before I continue. I'll applique them before joining the water to the beach - but in the meantime I need to piece the sun and the rest of the sky.