I used some small prints, of course, but also larger prints, woodblocks, novelty fabrics, stripes, plaids and checks.
This is mostly hand-quilted, mainly outlining the patches, plus a few diagonals, and straight lines in the sashing. When I got it out last winter to see what was needed to finish it, there were 2 blocks left to quilt, most of the sashing, plus the border. The border was too intimidating, so I gave myself permission to machine quilt that if I would just finish hand-quilting the rest. I got those 2 blocks and some sashing done then before putting it away again until this December.
The backing is the same printed plaid as the sashing, but in a brushed cotton version. That, plus the polyester batting and the minimal hand quilting, make it very soft and cozy.