And after I finished sewing my bee block, I read through your wonderful and very helpful comments (thanks so much for that!!!) from yesterday and came to a decision. I am going with the black background!!! I really do love how it makes the colors pop and it is indeed something New to try, which is always fun. As was mentioned in the comments, I was a little worried about the darker blue otter print showing up on the black, but after looking at it right next to it, I decided there is enough contrast. And once it is all sewn together, if it blends to much my backup plan is to stitch around that particular block (it will be the center) in a gold thread to make it stand out more ;) So now, I am off to the machine to get these Flying Geese started!!
I hope you are having a very Happy Quilting Day!!!