Thanks to everyone who commented on my last post, offering views on my fabric choices. I have been playing around with the options, both the lighter tones and a couple of dark blues and for now have pulled these four fabrics out, with the idea that some/all of them will be my 'mortar' choices.
I don't want to be particularly literal with this quilt, but am sticking with the idea of mortar for now. Even if it goes out the window somewhere along the way, these will provide contrast in some shape or form.
I'm loath to give up my other blues, so have been cutting some bricks using them and mixing them up with the yellows.
I will be slicing them up and making little pairs, like I did with the first lot, but had just slapped down what I had on the background fabrics to see what they looked like. Flitting from one thing to another? Maybe. But I'm going to try and focus for a bit now...