So, I got one more surprise from In The Beginning Fabrics- I had asked if they had any scraps of their Modern Solids that they could throw my way. In stead of scraps, I got this:
A fat quarter bundle of the whole range. Yum yum….
The Modern Solids are cross-weaves, which means that two different colors of threads are woven together to make a solid. Jason from In The Beginning chose threads with only slight color variations, so the effect is very subtle- but it gives the fabric more depth and it’s just a little more interesting than a plain dyed solid. It’s a really wonderful idea.
My favorite part of the bundle is the lovely range of neutrals that’s hiding under all the color:
The fabrics are a little sturdier than Kaffe Fassett’s shot cottons, but not as thick as Robert Kaufman’s Carolina Chambrays. In fact the weight is really similar to other quilting cottons, which makes them perfect if you’ve been afraid to quilt with the shot cottons.
Tonight is the hand-sewing club at Patches, so I have these cut out and ready to go!
Thanks again, In The Beginning!