Speaking of my bow tie blocks, I auditioned the neutrals in my stash for the background, but I just couldn't find any that said "choose me". Finally it dawned on me that I really was wanting something with a very subtle design, so it wouldn't compete with the bow ties. I had something that was close but just not quite what I was looking for. I don't have time to make a trip to either Homestead Hearth (2 hours away) or the Quilted Cottage (an hour away), so I decided to go with an aged muslin ... I'm thinking that the aging will provide the dimension I'm looking for without the "busy-ness" of a print. I found what I was looking for at my go-to online shop (www.fatquartershop.com) and am confident that I'll have it in time to cut squares before we leave (8 days - but who's counting, right?).
I hope that whatever you have planned for today includes a little something that brings you joy! Have a great day!