Back in January, Victoria over at 15 Minutes Play put out a Tea Towel Challenge.
I bought this tea towel, which spend the next 4 months sitting in my studio, gazing woefully at me.
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 the Emerald Challenge. 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.
Building the border:
And the result:
Now you understand the title of this blog post--it's very bright and technicolor-y!
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!