Where to start? First, pick your background fabrics. Most of these fabrics are F/Q's with the exception of the large blocks which I bought extra fabric for. I chose whatever fabrics looked good together. There are Civil War fabrics in with Asian and more modern fabrics. A lot looked like tone on tone from afar.
Often times, I tend to get too technical and matchy matchy, and probably a tad OCD (ok maybe a lot OCD) but it works for me. Oh well, that is life and I'm happy with my way and the results show for themselves.
Have a great day!