The thing is that background was just not working. It didn't work as it was originally and then I painted it and turned it into moosh. Moosh is the thing I most dread. It is where what was supposed to be a delicate flow of color loses its way and becomes a blodgy, sloggy, muddy moosh of color. There is far too much moosh in the world of art quilts in my humble opinion.
Now I am working on a new background and I don't think it will have the words on it, but they live on in the irony of this piece. Its name is "Everything is transition." The words were, "The intention is to move as if everything is transition. As if nothing ends." It is a quote from a book I was reading when I made the piece originally. Maybe this will be a neverending piece. Maybe I will take it out every few years and redo some part of it. Probably not.
I do have a plan for the new background.