I have finished the block centers for my new quilt (which probably needs a name!), and have even decided on a layout. You’ll see in a minute why I need the layout of block centers before I begin adding the surrounding portion of the block.
I used the tonal filter on my phone’s camera to check how the fabric tones change across the quilt.
I plan to use a variety of fabrics ranging from black through greys to whites surrounding the blocks, so that the background moves from dark to light across the quilt. I have accumulated quite a collection of greys! But I need to make sure there is sufficient contrast both in tone and in hue. Here’s that I have to work with.
Some of them may not make the cut, but here they are through the tonal filter. The fabric on the far right below is probably not the best choice.given the very strong contract between the black circles and the off white background. I have tried several blocks against it and actually liked it though, so we’ll see.
Since there are 24 fabrics and 30 blocks, deciding how to use them is a bit of a challenge. I have divided them into 6 groups and am planning to use the different groups in diagonal swatches across the quilt. We’ll see how it goes!
Completing the block centers was actually my One Monthly Goal for July, so I am ahead of where I thought I might be. If all goes well, I might even finish the top this month.