My goal was to have the background not stand out above the other strips, but not to be shoved in the back like it was pinned a white design wall. I tried all sorts of fabrics.
|Narrowed down to three|
|Down to two.|
I cut the background gray rectangles, put all fabric together with graph paper and Sarah's inspiration, and bagged it. It will be a good project when I just have some time or need to mindlessly sew.