And if that's not the most unusual blog header I've ever written, I don't know what is!
My tea towel has been patiently waiting for me to bump it to the top of the project to-do list.
My husband's family is Irish, and I've always liked this blessing, and I had the vague notion of creating made fabric in various shades of green and thens sewing Drunkard's Path blocks that would frame the tea towel and represent the rolling hills of Ireland.
I got this far and it just wasn't working for me.
I think I may have been "greened out" after an emerald challenge quilt I did a couple months ago I was also struggling with adding brown and green so close to the brown and green border on the towel itself.
So I decided to go bright instead. I pulled solids and wanna-be solids and (loosely) grouped them in warm and cool color combos.
I tried to do some wavy piecing of some of the strips--something I always admire and can't quite seem to make happen myself.
Building the border:
I had planned on an inner brown border, but again it was too close to the border on the tea towel, so I created a tiny pieced border first out of the scraps from the outer border.
Seeing these tiny bright scraps chain pieced together just made me happy!
And the result:
Now you understand the title of this blog post--it's very bright and technicolor-y!
As far as something new--the wavy piecing was my none-too-successful attempt--need to try that again. I haven't made fabric with just solids before, and I really like the graphic look that creates. I also liked the freedom of sewing random chunks of made fabric together (in the past I've mostly made blocks and then joined those).
I am unsure about quilting this one--specifically the tea towel part, as it's a bit loose and stretchy, and I don't want to distract from the words. I'd welcome any suggestions!
Looking forward to finishing this and hanging it in my house!