I like to pair bigger prints with some solids for balance. But does that mean all solids are flat? Calm and rest for the eye can still have subtleties of design and texture. There is something so enjoyable in a little tonal and linear variation that brings interest and depth, like the character of a hand drawn line. It is in this drawn texture that I think of threads coming together to create "Thatched."
Thatched was hatched (ha, ha!) a number of collections ago, as a coordinate for Dear Mum. The little woven drawn lines became a texture print in gray, warm red, green and the Robin's egg blue. It blended so well it wove its way into the next collection, and the next.
Now Thatched is ready to claim its place as a basics line and make its OWN color statement. Colors have been added to round out the palette to include browns, blues, oranges, burgundy and Berry. 30 prints of luscious colors.
Perhaps you keep Thatched as a subtle texture print to balance out your larger prints and be a background fabric or blender. Or you may decide to play with the combinations and relationships of color families and groupings in color studies with saturated splendor.
Let your world of color mix with the texture of drawn line, the feeling of linear weaving. We are, after all, makers. We have interwoven lives and notice the small textures and details that make life richer.
Lean in and notice the detail. Rejoice in the imperfections. Drink in the saturated colors.
At my conference table (the kitchen table!) the ring of color commands presence in the space, singing out a rainbow of song.
Enjoy the blues of Navy, Marine, Sky and Royal. Dark to go with denim. Light to brighten like the sky. Blues blend into greens and teal shades. Moody, pretty blues. Grays that are warm and cool, speckled and subtle. Reds that are deep and dramatic or bright and cheery (and yes, the Crimson and Pine of Splendid are in the basics).
Drawn line in color tones with the character and heart of handmade texture.
The ring of color is almost luminous under the light as night time falls. I will clear it tomorrow. For tonight I will sleep with rainbow dreams...
8/7/2019 09:19:23 am
you are killing me! another lucious line of fabrics to fall in love with! I loved Dandi Annie so much I made TWO quilts from that line. Can't wait to get my hands on some Thatched!
Jackson M. Watkins
4/26/2020 06:19:07 am
11/5/2020 06:27:57 pm
Wow - I love the texture of Thatched.. and I also love the diverse and rich colors!! Fabulous - can't wait to work them into my collection! (New BH quilter)
1/26/2021 03:05:06 pm
Exactly how many colors are there of Thatched? I am trying to collect a yard of every color. Thank you!
Lois N Rutherford
1/28/2021 12:23:20 pm
I would like to purchase a 1/2 yard bundle with every color of thatched. Is there on available?
1/28/2021 12:35:07 pm
If you message me I can tell you where I managed to get 42 1-yard cuts. I had to shop at 3 different stores
11/18/2021 04:31:30 am
I recently bought your pattern, "Mod Flower Box". For the Carolina Lillies version of your quilt, you stated in the pattern that you used Carolina Lillies Dashed 48705-21 for the inner border and for the outer border, used Thatched Lagoon 199. I cannot find these two fabrics anywhere. I first checked with Cozy Quilt Shop in El Cajon and I also searched the web. Is there a reason why these two fabrics are not available anywhere?
1/29/2022 02:50:13 am
I found it interesting when you said like the character of a hand-drawn line, there's something so appealing about a little tonal and linear diversity that adds intrigue and depth. I see threads coming together to produce "Thatched" in this sketched texture. I used to think differently about it not until you explained it briefly and it really got my attention. What you said about Moda fabrics was really interesting to me.
5/16/2022 07:38:41 am
I found some Thatched in Pebble on a road trip this week. Once I touched the fabric I knew it had to come home with me. Five yards came home and now I am on the hunt to find the Blizzard.
6/29/2022 05:08:32 pm
I’m following BH 4 and love your fabric line aThatched. It’s such an interesting solid. Will it become a standard with Moda? That is, is it going to stick around or be seasonal and then gone? I have your pattern Beanstalk but I was late finding it when your suggested fabrics were available. I’m thinking Thatched could work in Beanstalk. Do you? If so do I scurry to get the fabric before you it’s all gone?
8/21/2022 07:38:55 am
I absolutely LOVE your thatched collection!! Well, all of your collections, really, but using thatched as a solid makes my heart sing. Oh, those saturated colors with just the right amount of subtle texture!
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