Well, here goes...an illustrated brain dump. The Tea Towel Challenge project has me challenged, all right.
So the initial plan was do to another round of drunkard's path blocks but in the cooler colors of the flowers Miss Tea Towel Tess is standing amongst, waiting for, oh, I don't know, the six o'clock train. Whatever. She's been there a long time, anyway, and I'm thinking her ship ain't ever coming in, but what do I know? Perhaps the prince on his steed is indeed galloping right over the horizon. And how many more metaphors can I mix? Oh, if you only knew...but I digress.
Let's get a reference point for starters. This is the first iteration. I felt good about things to that point.
Then I started making purple and green and light DP blocks, but when I put them down where I imagined they'd be...well, I'll go ahead and say it. Ick.
Not working for me, against the warm toned first round.
So I tried partial cool/partial warm around the center. Which I thought I might like, until I saw the photo.
Meanwhile Tess waited patiently.
But I did like the cool colors of the second batch of blocks, so I tried putting them all closer to the center in place of the warm.
And I liked that a lot too. Hey, a woman waits long enough, she's bound to change her mind, as Tess knows.
(Can you just imagine the whole argument going on in her head? "Oh, I love him...but where the hell is he? He said 6:00 and now it's 7:45 and 30 years later. He always does this to me. Why do I keep letting him do this? Oh, but I love him, and I'll keep waiting...forever even. Or until it gets dark. Then I'm going home to take a hot bath, screw this.")
Ahem. Where was I? Oh yeah, so then I thought I'd cut something apart. Oh, keep your hair on. Just a wee bit, a couple of blocks.
My thought was, how about if we introduce some warm color back in, maybe in the corner blocks? Just a glimpse, a smidge, a tease.
All right, back to square one. Bring the warm colors back and maybe just do the cooler ones at the corners in a different config.
Not bad? Or am I delusional at this point? And I'm not sure what I'd do in between along the sides to fill in. Maybe make "made" fabric from the entire scrap pile left from the DPs? Mix warm and cool? Then again, it could be a big hot-and-cold mess.
Or, I could reverse the scheme and put the cooler DP blocks back around the center, and move the warm blocks to the corners in a similar manner to the last photo. I haven't tried that yet, mainly because it involves seam ripping.
Oh, for the love of Tess, I don't even know anymore. Thoughts anyone?