I find that when I start a new project I tend to use muted colours, a minimum number of fabrics, and concentrate on getting the contrast in the right places for the design to work. Working with pretty or bright fabrics the colours get in the way of getting the block designs done, and my focus is usually on getting a collection of blocks which work together.
If I decide to actually make the design I then go looking for the fabrics which will suit the room the quilt is intended for, the favourite colours of the recipient, or simply go to my stash or a favourite quilt shop to see what is available.
I don’t see myself using these blocks anytime in the near future, but what colours would you use for these designs?
You would need a background colour, a dark, or maybe two similar colour dark fabrics, a medium, and a couple of lights. I have only used one light in the designs so far, but there are some places in later blocks which require two lights.