Despite the many magzines, blogs, fashion websites etc. throwing about what's the latest pattern/texture, I cannot stress enough just how huge CHECK & FLOWER patterns are.
They are so big and literally splashed anywhere and everywhere that its really difficult to miss unless you're a half-blind thwat or something.
Seventeen clearly shows their hugeness by having a page dedicated to each pattern... now that's really huge folks...
All images from http://www.shareapic.net/708081-Seventeen---October-2009.html