Anyways, I have spent the day playing with colors. The trick is that this layer cake has a lot of very pale tan/light brown shades, and less pink and dark brown shades. It comes down to whether I want to stick all the tans together and have the colorway be tan/brown/pink, or split the tans in two and have the colorway be tan/brown/tan/pink. I was able to play around in photoshop with a photo of the colors lined up to approximate what the quilt would look like under each option:
Below is my original photo of the two colorway options I developed.
Here are imitation bargellos I made from that photo in photoshop:
Here is option #1: tan/brown/pink
And here is option 2: tan/brown/tan/pink
So which do you like? I am definitely stumped. I think I will have to sit on it for a few days before deciding which to use. In the meantime I can cut all 40 of these blocks into 2.5" strips!