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Thread: 19th Mystery Quilt Train Ride

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    here's some more tricks for value sorting.
    1. Lay pieces of the fabric on the copier in the order you think they go. A black/white copy will help. If you can't decide where a fabric fits, save it for another project.
    2. In very low light, the colors disappear and only the grey scale shows up. This makes it easier to sort value.
    3. Place fabrics in the order you think they go. Use a minimizing (oposite of magnify) glass OR the peep hole for a door to view them.

    It'd like to agree with the comment, if there is no distinct change in value, the pattern will be lost. Save those transtion values for another project.

    Fabrics that have distinct value changes within themselves (black with white dots) will draw the eye no matter where they fit. Best to save them for another project.

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    Thanks for the tips. I have heard the one about taking a black and white pic to help. I have chosen some colors that I think will work. Choice 1Name:  IMG_20180411_065156311.jpg
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Size:  134.3 KB My DH thinks choice 2 is the better choice. I want to use the black as the background but I can change it to a dark gray.

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    Sorry the pictures are so large. I need to figure out how to resize my pictures.

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    Mom pretty fabrics. I love the blues.
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    I'll be watching and writing down the clues since I cannot join the train ride this trip. Finishing a big project then will be gone for a month....without my sewing machine.....yikes!!! Enjoy the ride cuz I know it will be fabulous!! Judy rocks it!

    i love the fabrics selected so far.
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    I am going scrappy but have my scraps sorted into dark med and light. I have so many scraps to use up
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    I'll work on pulling fabrics tomorrow. I want to be fairly conservative on this one--it will probably be my departmental holiday family donation quilt this year. I don't want to scare them!
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    I like both, Mom2, but I guess I like the blues better.

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    Thanks. I am going to use the "blues" which are actually an orchid color so in person they read both purple and blue, but I have changed the background to a red, which really made the other colors pop.

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    This is a picture of the final fabrics I have chosen to use in this mystery quilt.Name:  IMG_20180412_060323059.jpg
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    Mom2, your choice of red looks really good & inspired me to dig in my reds. After taking a b&w picture, my Red seems to fall in the medium category. I’m using a deep blue for the dark & a light blue for the light color. Of course, since less is needed of the blue, I have much more of it than either of the other two colors! My red & dark may turn out scrappy because they are just on the line of being enough for this project. Actually, they’re probably just under that line

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    mom2mo Am I thinking you are using the darkest red on the left as dark, the blue zigzags as medium? With the lighter blue as medium and the white as the light? If so, I think this will work. You can always change your mind on Saturday.
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    My plan was to use the zigzag as the dark, the lighter blue as the medium, the white as the light, and the red as the background.

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    I am planning on all blues. My wonderful boyfriend knew I was babysitting grandbabies this week. And didn't want me to miss out so he brought home a huge sack of fat quarters. Took a picture of them sent it to me and left back on the road. Can't wait to get home and see them.

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    I was wanting to use up some batiks, but I think there might not be enough contrast. Especially the top and bottom of the middle group? What do you think? I don't know what I would use for background....may have to go shopping.

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    Beautiful Batiks.
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    5th one down in the center column, the mauve that's just above the green, seems too light to me.
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Size:  297.4 KBI’m going with a combination of green and brown tones,not sure what might work for the background, maybe coral or peach?

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    I woke up thinking that today was Saturday! I'm looking forward to the next step.
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    I woke up making sure what day the directions were coming out. Looking forward to starting as well.

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    I think I have my fabric chosen, red, dark & light blue from the same line. I've taken a B&W as well as a color picture. I'd like others' opinions, please.
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    conchalea, those are really pretty fabrics.
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    Whitepine- I think you have the perfect assortment. So pretty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macybaby View Post
    conchalea, those are really pretty fabrics.
    THanks-I hope there is enough contrast for these to work.

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    Conchalea, I love your fabric choices. I think that you will have enough contrast.

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