The background fabric I used in step 1 contains some yardage and bits and pieces from the scrap drawer. Now I realize that the background fabric for the rest of the quilt may not be as varied. I still have the yardage fabric (some in abundance) but I've gone scrounging for variety. Some of the pieces from the scrap drawer were the instruction parts of novelty panels (don't ask how old they are). I can't believe I used to toss them in the trash (silly, I know). I found a few more buried in the stash so I wacked them off and into the quilt they go. I was never quite sure what I was saving them for, but now I know.