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

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 the next Mystery series, be sure to read Sunday's Blog - Start with a Border

  • Last Monday, I provided the 2nd of 3 color lessons.  Presenting an online tool to help you with identifying colors in your border.  


  • Today and Tomorrow, I will continue with a Color lesson #4 and #5.  
    • Several of the ladies in the Grand Central Facebook Group posted some great Border options.  We are going to check those out today and see if they fall within the Split  Complementary color plans. 
    • We are going to review Wednesday's challenge - Thank you all for playing.
    • Today, I'm also going to give another challenge.
  • Sunday, I will announce the rest of the required yardage and it's requirements.
  • Next week, I hope to provide a couple additional lessons on selecting those fabrics, what works, what will not, etc. 
Make sure to page down, beyond this week's Ticker Tape Parade Clue #6, for Color Lesson #4.

Let's get back to the current mystery, for a bit.

TICKER TAPE PARADE
This week we have a nice easy and fun clue!  I can't believe we are on Clue #6 of 8... just a couple more Clues!

Clue #6 - Available for download until Thursday, December 19th.
Note: If you missed Clue #5, it can be purchased in my Etsy shop for a nominal fee: Shop here

Today, we will be making Piano Key Units.  If needed you can use the Studio 180's Tucker Trimmer I to trim your Piano keys.    This is a very easy technique, so I've just provided a few tips below.  Remember the details are in the download.  

So, if you have Holiday shopping, or are joining me at The Yankee Quilter on Sunday (Sign up here: Sign-up: Yankee Quilter ~ Open Sew with Michelle  ), or need to spend some time looking for your Grand Central Border this weekend, you are going to be thrilled with this clue.  Nice and easy, just total funny putting these units together. 



So, just a few tips for making your Piano Keys.
  • Be careful when stitching your HWOF Strips together, sometimes we get a little lazy on the easier things... you want to sew with your best 1/4" seam.
  • When subcutting, you can save time by layering the strips sets, right sides together, nesting them, and performing your cuts.  Even though we aren't making four-patches, this technique allows you to cut twice as fast.
  • If you find your units are too big; maybe your 1/4" seam was too narrow or maybe the Jelly Roll strips were wider than they should have been, you can trim the unit down with your Tucker Trimmer I.  The TTs are great for squaring up any unit. 

Easy!  

GRAND CENTRAL MYSTERY QUILT SERIES - Color Lesson #4 - 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.

Okay - Let's start with Wednesday Blog's homework.  

I asked Blog followers to:
  1. Analyze the Colors in the fabric - Use your color tool, adobe.color or both
  2. Determine if it is a Split Complementary Plan
  3. In Comments - Post (Make sure you give your name):
    1. Yes Split Complementary Plan
    2. No not a Split Complementary Plan
  4. Here was the Challenge Fabric - Bari J's Botanist's in Poem
Bari J's Botanist in Poem
Results- We had (3) that stated it was a Split Complementary and (1) that stated it wasn't but a Triadic color plan.

When I put it in Adobe.Color this was the result:
Based on the actually fabric and the Adobe.Color, I pulled Yellow-Orange (22), Magenta (17), Purple (15), Aqua Blue (8) and Yellow-Green (3).  

  • Aqua Blue (8) is a Split Complementary to Yellow-Orange (22)
  • Yellow Green (3) is a Split Complementary to Purple (15) and Magenta (17).
So the answer is - YES - This is a Split Complementary.  Kim, Michelle, and Margaret got it correct.  I put their names in a bowl, and Stephen drew Margaret's name.  Margaret be sure to email me your home address.  I have a special prize for you.   


Okay, lets go through a few more FB Group Submissions.

1 - Janet N submitted the following photos of her fabric and her 3-in-1 Color tool determination:
Close up



I believe Janet's 3-in-1 Color tool determination: Chartreuse (2), Yellow Green (3), Blue (11), Red (19), Orange-Red (20) and Orange (23).

Here is what Adobe.Color pulled... it has me wondering if that Orange (23) is closer to the Golden Yellow (24).


No - This is closer to a Triadic Color Plan.  

  • Most of the colors are about 8 colors apart  the outlier being the Orange/Yellow. 
  • Therefore, I would classify this as a Triadic with an Accent...  Great for Sound Set on the Sound. 

2- Shirley - Submitted the following photo of her fabric and gave her 3-in-1 tool determination.




Shirley's 3-in-1 Tool determination is: Yellow (1), Yellow Green (3), Spring Green (4), Red-Violet (14), Blue-Red (18) and Golden Yellow (24).

So, what do you think?  

Is it a Split Complementary Color Plan?

YES-
  • Golden Yellow (24) through Yellow Green (3) are Split Complementary to Red-Violet (14)
  • Blue Red (18)  is Split Complementary to Spring Green (4)

3- Brooklyn  Submitted the following photo of her fabric and put her fabric through the Adobe.color tool.

Fabric

Adobe Tool

Adobe Color Wheel

So, what do you think?  

Is it a Split Complementary Color Plan?

Yes -


In just looking at the Adobe color wheel, we can see that the colors are basically directly across from one another, or within the split-complementary range.  

If I attempted to pull from my 3-in-1 tool based on her photos, I'd probably pull: 

  • Golden Yellow (24) and Orange (23) both Split Complementary to Violet (13)
  • Magenta (17) which is Split Complementary to Aqua Green (7).

One more: 

4- Nancy -  
Submitted the following photo of her fabric and gave her 3-in-1 tool determination.



So, what do you think?  

Is it a Split Complementary Color Plan?

Yes -

Nancy pulled 3 sets of "Split Complementary" Pairs - Perfect

  • Magenta (17) and Aqua (7)
  • Magenta (17) also with Chartreuse (7)
  • And Orange Red (20) also with Aqua (7) 


Okay - I'm giving you some homework.  

I want you to:
  1. Analyze the Colors in the fabric - Use your color tool, adobe.color or both
  2. Determine if it is a Split Complementary Plan
  3. In Comments - Post (Make sure you give your name):
    1. Yes Split Complementary Plan
    2. No not a Split Complementary Plan
Challenge Fabric - Margaret Lewis submitted this fabric...  What do you think?



Get busy and let me know what you think... Let us know, in the Blog Comments what you think.

That is it for me today.  Tomorrow I will have one more round of Border examples and then we will move onto selection accompanying fabric.  

I have tons of errands to run after 4 long days in the city this week and then I'm at The Yankee Quilter for my LAST engagement this year!  

Don't forget to subscribe to the blog or at least stop by over the next few days!  Sunday - The rest of the fabric requirements are going to be released!  

Keep Stitching, 
Michelle 



Comments

  1. Thank you Michelle and Stephen for pulling my name. Yay, a prize! I’ll email my address

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  2. Yes. I'm seeing 2 sets of split compliments.
    Kim Weaver

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  3. Yes. The aqua to the orange and green to magenta.
    Janet Nelligan

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