Once again, the siren call of large scale, bold prints has taken hold. I love making quilts where I can throw all of them together. This quilt is made with my Courtyard Tiles pattern and in this quilt, I decided to set these bright fabrics against a scrappy text background.
I've been hoarding text fabrics for awhile to use as a background, but have been a little apprehensive about using them with other prints. I needed to be sure that there was enough contrast so the pattern wasn't a busy mess. The Courtyard Tile blocks are large though, and the prints are so bright and bold that I think they work beautifully with the text and have plenty of contrast.
I have really missed sewing, and can't wait to get some time on my machine to finish this one up. Of course, since we just got back last night, my bags are still waiting to be unpacked and the resulting mountain of laundry will have to be tackled first. As nice as it is to be home and sleep in my own bed, somehow the aftermath of vacation isn't nearly as fun as the preparation.