Here is a close up of the fabrics (sorry about the glare from the flash):
Today, I got the blocks sewed together and the first border on. Here is what it looks like so far:
The blocks are 9″ square. The border will be 1.5″ when finished. The second border will be 3″ or 4″ wide and from the light print. I really the contrast between the light and dark fabrics.