Class participants are given the opportunity to design their own pattern for a paper-pieced (crazy-style) fractured background, or use the patterns provided, to create an interesting background with muted colors or a more boldly colored art piece. Participants will be encouraged to bring a range of fabrics in their chosen color palette, ranging from light to medium to dark. We will also work with squares and rectangles of fabric to create a “pixelated” background or border. This is a six-hour hands-on workshop. Paper piecing experience is not required since instruction will be given for paper piecing with a freezer paper design.