This background is built out of strips sewn together. These strips can be pieced or raw edge appliqued.
Pick out your Fabric Strips!
Or...make them! I've done both
Stitch them together
Difficult instructions...I know. This is where you decide what kind of stitching you want to do...
Background is ready!!
Here is a piece I did with a stripped background. The topic piece is a gel medium transfer from the original entertainment section in a 1946 New York paper advertising war time movies. The strips are both commercial red and cammo fabrics and my own hand dyed fabrics. This one I piece strips together and then cut them up to use as the background. I also "wrote" with my sewing machine the names of people I know who served and are serving in the military.