The Unruly Nature Diana Quilt

When I am designing new patterns, I like to start out with a rainbow of colors. Many times I will end up with a pattern that doesn't actually work with a rainbow, but it is a fun place to start. But with the Diana Quilt, I actually started with these Unruly Nature prints.


The Unruly Nature Diana Quilt - Kitchen Table Quilting


Even though I ended up making the rainbow version first (read more about that here) and then using it for the cover, I knew I wanted to make a version of the pattern with the fabrics that inspired it. This pattern is great for solids, but it is actually really fun for prints too!


The Unruly Nature Diana Quilt - Kitchen Table QuiltingThe Unruly Nature Diana Quilt - Kitchen Table Quilting


The colors in this collection are SO GOOD! The mustard, orange, mauve, light blue . . . all of it. Some of the prints also have the most beautiful little bit of a metallic copper in them.


The Unruly Nature Diana Quilt - Kitchen Table Quilting


One thing I love about using prints in the pattern is how it lets you play with scale and texture. When I was decided which fabrics would go next to each other, I wanted to make sure to use prints that different in value (light vs. dark), scale (small vs. large), or color - or all of the above. 


The Unruly Nature Diana Quilt - Kitchen Table Quilting


For this particular quilt, I used darker valued prints for the diamond shapes, but I have a version that I will be sharing next week where I did the opposite - they create a very different looking quilt.


The Unruly Nature Diana Quilt - Kitchen Table Quilting


The backing for this quilt is 108" wide speckled - it's such a great backing fabric because it goes with everything. The binding is one of the orange prints from the collection (Tendrills in Pecan). I love this print because it has a lot of movement.


The Unruly Nature Diana Quilt - Kitchen Table Quilting


Unruly Nature should be showing up in shops in January and you can find the Diana Quilt Pattern in my shop now!



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