Because as Pappy Fred always said, "You're a Dutchman."
And the avocado-ish/minty green fabric was chosen to keep in our family memory, how Mema and Pappy Fred painted...just-about-everything... that distinct color of green.
And my grandparents gave free reign to this particular hue by painting:
Their living room.
At one point, they had carpet that color.
When they felt the need to "freshen" up the house a bit, they just slapped a slightly different shade of green on one (yes, only one) of the walls.
Let's talk about this shade of green for a moment.
Is it "institutional green"?
Is it "state hospital green"?
"70's kitchen green"?
No matter, I don't wish to paint anything this color, but it pleases me to immortalize it forever in Strapping Young Lad's quilt.
Four blocks down, and 26 more to go.