I'm been working slowly and steadily on my charm quilt. I now have 72 of 90 blocked completed.
The A blocks all have the same medium color. The B blocks are different - I've never used the same medium for more than 10 blocks. I needed a new fabric so I went hunting through the stash for something suitable. I found this striped fabric I had forgotten about. Not only are there stripes, but the background fades in and out subtly to form more stripes.
I like using stripes in quilts. Many times I just use the fabric like any other and let the stripes fall where they may. This time I actually paid attention so that the blocks are all consistent and the stripes frame the charm centers. The more I worry about getting stripes straight, the more crooked they end up. So, I don't worry about it and they are usually straight. Even if they aren't pefectly straight, I still like the way they turn out.
Here's an old block I rescued from an antique store and the stripes don't line up very well but they are fun to look at.
Here's a newer block with the stripes at angle to each other.
And here are some carefully lined up stripes.