I made a house out of stained clay and stained glass. (I was in a mesa!)
The reason I chose yellow stained glass since it's good with orange and yellow stained clay.
What else did you build with stained clay and stained glass (1.7.2)? Post your pictures of the creations that you made with stained clay and stained glass. Must be in Survival, not Creative.
I find that these two blocks really need other blocks to compliment them for them to work well. So in my builds, I like to use these blocks to compliment other blocks (of the same color), and usually not as a base material.
Anyways, on topic. My entire spawn base right now is probably made of mostly stained clay (and a hint of stained glass).