These 2 blocks came from the same strip. This is what happens when it is a large print.
The black background prints blend right into the alternate black fabric.
There was a wide stripe edge on this fabric so I put all of the stripes into the same block.
The top 2 in this group are a couple of my favorite African fabrics. I bought them in the late 1990s.
Some of the background fabrics aren't black but they will read almost as dark as the black in the whole layout.
Here are two more that I sewed yesterday.
I did two layouts. In this first one I have the only block that has a really light color in it in the group.
In this second layout I took out the light block and put in the last blue block. I like it both ways. I still have more strip sets to sew so there will be more sets with light colors in future blocks. This would be 40" x 48" the size it is now.