The border print is a commercial print. I think the fabrics all work together. I think this idea has potential.
Here's how I carve a block. I use a flexible printing plate material like this. I usually mount a piece of the plate material on a block of wood before I begin carving. I draw my design on the material with a black Sharpie marker, then using linoleum carving and wood carving tools, I carefully carve away the background. (The material can actually be cut to shape and then mounted on the block, but it is difficult to cut it into precise shapes and the partially carved away background gives the block stability.)
My little flourish was a doodle. I think I may have been inspired by "the swirly thing"—snort! (see previous post)
When the carving seems complete I try printing the block. I use fabric paint for printing. I squeeze out a little paint onto a small plexiglass sheet and roll it out thin with a soft rubber brayer. Then I roll the brayer carefully over the carved block, so the high parts of the carving pick up the paint. Then I can stamp it onto a piece of fabric with a bit of padding under it. (I'm using a piece of felt for padding)
There are invariably areas that were not carved deeply enough and pick up the paint. They show up clearly, so you can go back and carve them down.
Prints made after the block has been corrected. I think this might be usable in a variety of ways. I like the prints on top of commercial prints as well as on plain fabrics.
These stamps/blocks are a little harder to carve than the soft carving material, but they will hold a crisper line and are more durable, especially for designs with thin lines and lots of small parts.