Step 3: Color Choices - Darks
I've overexposed the photo so that you can distinguish the darks; they all read as distinct from each other in person, and they cover a wider range of values than the lights do. I started by pulling from stash, and even in the cases where I bought fabric for this project, I often did not choose the darkest shade available to me. I have black, plus fifteen dark colors. I had several very similar blues in stash, and using one fewer would not have been noticeable (140 Nightfall, is present in the quilt but not in the annotated picture).