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Exploring fabric combinations for Diamond Glow

I've been thinking this week about how I go about choosing fabrics for a new quilt pattern.

Diamond Glow was originally made using one of my favourite designer's fabrics - Alison Glass. I love the strong colours and the availability of a variety of values and tones in her Sunprints ranges that meant I could create the 3D effect in this quilt.

Sometimes though, these strong colours can be a bit overpowering, and I've been playing with drawing the quilt up in some different colour combinations. Here's an idea along the same lines, but using some pastel shades from Tula Pink. It really makes such a difference, especially with the light background. These are Tula's Fairy Frost prints, with solids from her Unicorn Poop and Dragons Breath collection. For the top right light triangles I used her Tiny Dots print.

This colourway is still on a rainbow theme, but sometimes you might want to stay in one part of the colour wheel - blue for example.

For this one I...

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