what I felt was a pleasing mix of dark, medium and light values. Before sewing them together I decided to add one more medium value strip.
Once this was finished I turned it horizontally and cut it into irregular width strips. Then I staggered these strips and sewed them back together.
This will be the background for my next piece. I am happy with the values and texture and tension so far. I will now layer it with the batting and backing and quilt it. Only after I do that will I add some
new elements to it.