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Bonus! Ticker Tape Parade - Advance Partial Clue #8AP

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Happy New Years!  Given that a lot of you may have New Year's Day off, I figured I would give Blog followers a jump start on Clue #8.  

In this "advance" clue, I'm only sharing a partial piece of Clue #8, but it will give you a jump start on Friday's complete Clue #8.   I'm calling it Clue #8AP.

First, I want to talk a bit about Grand Central Mystery Quilt Series, that is starting in just over 2 weeks, January 17th.

Grand Central

In the Grand Central Facebook Group there have been a couple questions on Background.  So, I wanted to take a few moments and talk about Background.    

For the Background:
Pick something complementary with your Fabric, however it should have a high contrast to the fabrics you selected.  I plan to use White, but you should use what works best for your fabric.  

Ticker Tape Parade Clue #7!

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Thank you all for your kind thoughts and prayers.  It has been a tough couple of weeks, but we are making it through.  It helped spending the last few days with these lovely ladies, I can't believe how big they have gotten. (Shared with permission).

We've played games, sewed, reflected on great memories, and laughed.   I'm so proud of my nieces, I hope I can be as inspirational to them, as an Aunt and Godmother, as my Aunt Betty was to me.  We worked together on a new quilt pattern, Betty's Beauties, tribute to my Aunt Betty, that will hopefully release in the Fall 2020. You will have to stay tune for a sneak peak in upcoming weeks. 
I hope all of you are enjoying some time with family and friends.  Thank you all for your patience on waiting a week on Clue#7.  
Grand Central Station - Starts January 17th
Are you all ready for Grand Central Mystery Quilt?  Make sure to check out my last Blog Post, to get caught up.  There you will find the fabric requirements and learn abou…

Grand Central Fabric Requirements - How to pick the accompanying fabric

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Apologies for the delay, I've been dealing with a family emergency this weekend.  All should be good.  Take a day at a time, right.  👵

Okay, so are you ready for the fabric requirements for Grand Central Mystery Quilt Series?  

Let's start with a quick recap of what you should know at this point.

Ticker Tape Parade Clue #6 and Color Lesson #4 Picking the perfect Border

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Welcome to Day 13 of the 31 Day Blog Challenge!  Today I'm revealing Ticker Tape Parade Clue #6 and providing Color Lesson #4 - Picking the  perfect Border!
Unfortunately, I missed Day 11 and 12 of the 31 Day Blog Challenge, due to a crazy schedule, but I'm jumping right back in.    

Before we get into Ticker Tape Parade and Color Lesson #4, I want to give a recap for those only joining us just on Fridays.... If you are one of them, you may want to start checking in daily (or subscribe to the blog), as more details will be released in the upcoming weeks. 
Recap on Grand Central Mystery Quilt Series
Last Sunday, I released a few more details on Grand Central Quilt, including the Border requirements.  Additionally, on Sunday I gave the first of three Color Lessons, explaining how to find the colors in your fabric and how to determine if the Border has a Split Complementary color plan.  Which is required for Grand Central's Border selection.If you are planning on participating in…

Color Lesson #3 Is it a Split Complementary Color Plan

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Welcome to Day 10 of the 31 Day Blog Challenge and Color Lesson #3 - Selecting a Split Complementary Border!

I've received some great feedback on last week's Blog Post and tons of great feedback the last two days.  I wish more people would be comfortable posting their thoughts here on the Blog, but I will take the emails, IMs, and FB comments.   Please feel free to provide feedback here on the blog!

Color Lesson #3 - Exercises

Today, I'm going to cover a couple posts of potential borders submitted through the Grand Central Facebook Group.   Let's see if the submitted fabrics are a Split Complementary color plan.

I would love more of you to join in, all you need to do: 
For Picture 1 - Post a nice clear close up of your potential Border Fabric For Picture 2 - I challenge you to display your 3-in-1 Color tool displayed on the fabric - if you can from the lesson over the last few days.  Let me know if you want your name mentioned or not. :) In addition to the two submission …

Another Color Tool to help with your Border - Lesson #2

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Welcome back for Lesson #2 in helping you to pick out the proper Border for my next mystery, Grand Central.  Day 9 of the 31 Day Blog Challenge!
If you missed yesterday's post, you are going to want to start there first.  Scroll down or click HERE.
Today, I have an Online Tool for you!
Lets get started!

Once again, you are going to start with a Border that you love.

However, instead of going directly to your 3-in-1 Color ToolYou can use a free online tool from Color.Adobe which will help you pull ideal color plans from your fabric.

Note: I find that I still like to use the 3-in-1 Color Tool to match to their selection, as that makes it easier for me to select fabric later.  More on that at the end of this post. 

Let me take you step-by-step on how this works.
In order to do this, you will need to upload a photo of your Border fabric to a tool at https://color.adobe.com/createFirst take a photo of your Border fabric and save it in a place you can access from your computer or tablet…

Start with a Border ~ Grand Central Mystery Lesson #1

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Day 8 of the 31 Day Blog Challenge, and I'm putting this week to good use.  I want to take you step-by-step through picking the correct borderWhile this lesson is designed for my next Mystery series, Grand Central, it really could be applied to any quilt.
Grand Central Mystery Series will officially kick off on January 17th, with Clue #1.  However, there is a bit of work to do prior to then.   You will need to pick out your fabric.  I want to help you with that and easing the stress involved in selecting fabric, especially for a Mystery.

Day 7 of 31 Day Blog Challenge and Grand Central Tidbit #7

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Welcome to Day 7 of the 31 Day Blog Challenge!  Today I will be covering the challenge topic, which is Dream project, plus the last of the Grand Central Tidbit - Shops!
Well, lets start with the challenge topic!

I have to tell you the Dream project was a tough one for me.  I tend to get an inspiration, I sketch it out and if I like it, it goes into my quilt pipeline and is eventually made.  So, I think it would need to be something I've been trying to get back to, and that is  needle turn applique.   I used to do it, until my carpal tunnel.  I had the surgery 9+ years ago, and I have yet to get back to it.  I've been a bit busy - no excuse. 

My Canadians, are going to love this.... I've always wanted to make one of Deborah Kembell's Quilts.  I have several of her books, I just love her designs.   


Many of my Canadian gals, have brought completed works to my Quilting in Vermont retreats, and they are just stunning.   I highly recommend checking Deborah Kembell's books.