Thank you. If I were to do this over again, and I won't, I would use the lighter Oh Canada tan/cream. That way, the sashiko would stand out better. Live and learn. I was just happy the block turned out as planned.
The original plan was to do one block tesselating leaves and the second block mltiple sizes of the leaf in reverse applique. But, I just couldn't do it the way it was expected of me, now could I?