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After being burned in buying quilt kits in the past, I had more or less sworn them off.  They included either insufficient fabrics to complete the project, or a wrong fabric or two altogether.  I also don’t always find them to be a good value.  But sometimes a project comes along that is just too beautiful to pass up, and hope stirs again as I venture to trust one more time.  This happened last week when I received the latest newsletter from Hawthorne Threads.  Seems they had a new line of fabrics in from designer Pat Bravo, called Summerlove.  I love summer.  But really, who could resist making something that might turn out like this?



And it wasn’t just the promise of the beach.  I don’t think it was just that, anyway.  But I loved the synergy of colors that on my own and in a hundred years I probably would not have combined – lack of creativity from the color wheel in my brain, no doubt.  But what could be more summery or more beachy?  I gave it 24 hours to think about, but ultimately wound up with the fabrics and a printout of the pattern (found here.)  Print at will; the pattern is free.

And so they arrived three days ago, beckoning with memories yet to be made somewhere on a Great Lake near me.  😀


Mr. Bun finds these agree with his complexion, and offers his approval.


My favorite print in the line; I may wind up with more yardage of this one. 🙂


Showing off the beautiful set in Japan Lustreware which my lovely friend

Michelle gifted me with last month.  I’ve been eying pieces in this pattern

forever, but hadn’t taken the plunge.  Thanks, girlie, for getting me started on my collection!!