Here is my humble beginnings of Bricks in the Barnyard (I will probably change the name at some point, but that's the pattern name in Bonnie's book). I am making this for a friend whose favorite color is blue, so I am using a blue with stars fabric for the consistent color and muslin for all the creams. I don't have many light-colored shirts.
I used a couple "medium" value prints, but they washed out too much, so I replaced them. Here are my blocks WITH the mediums and the bottom picture is where I replaced them with other darks.
~Joan, enjoying another laundry/sewing day :)