Hiya all!!!
What a wonderful day! It is Ganesh Caturthi! The day we bring our beloved Ganpati Bappa home for a day and a half! I am hoping this year he'll bring peace, love and contentment into our home as well as hearts!!!

This year, like 3 previous years, I am on the panel of a local NGO that encourages people to chose green or eco friendly options to celebrate Ganeshotsav. The first and foremost of that is to opt for an eco-friendly Ganesha idol. Normally it is made with Plaster of Paris which is non-biodegradable. We are urging people to go in for one made from clay or paper mache!

I did not buy the idol, but made it myself this year!


I made it using Newspaper & Cornflour! It turned out pretty good!

So may Ganpati bappa bless you all this year with everything that you've desired and worked for!

Coming back to the Bella Parade!

Yup, you're right! Yesterday's color was Eggshell!


And the color of the day today is


And here are your hints!

1. I am the Pantone Color of the Year 2013!!!
2. I am regarded as the traditional birthstone for May, as well as the traditional gemstone for the astrological signs of Taurus, Gemini and sometimes Cancer.
3. _ _ E _ A _ _



Here are my combinations

For a monochromatic color scheme, I'd combine it with Green Apple and Christmas Green.



For the complementary scheme, I'll pair it with Christmas Red



For the creative combination, I decided to go with an energetic scheme, adding a punch of violet in it!
I'm combining it with Chartreuse and Violet



Do you like them???

Now moving on to prints!!!

Here are my picks for the day!!!


A Gingerbread Christmas Fat Quarter Bundle
Kim Martin for RJR Fabrics




Hillside Bungalow Fat Quarter Bundle
Joel Dewberry for Free Spirit Fabrics



Earth, Wind & Fire Fat Quarter Bundle
Exclusively Quilters Fabrics



Fern Edges Fat Quarter Bundle
Laura Gunn for Michael Miller Fabrics



Meadow Melody Fat Quarter Bundle
Louise Allen of Insights for Wilmington Prints



Boyd's Bears Fat Quarter Bundle
SPX Fabrics



Ready, Set, Color! Fat Quarter Bundle
Crayola for Quilting Treasures



Team Thomas Fat Quarter Bundle
Thomas & Friends for Quilting Treasures



What would you pair it with???

Would you like to win one yard of it?
Here's how to do that.
1. Mandatory entry. Guess the name of today's Color and leave a comment with the name.

2. For extra entries, you can post links to photos taken by you with the Color of the Day in it.
One entry per photo. You can enter as many as you want. They could be anywhere, your blog, Flickr, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram... Absolutely anywhere on the world wide web. The only condition is that IT MUST BE TAKEN BY YOU. If anyone is found to link to somebody else's photo, they will be banned from the event! To increase your chances to win, enter as many photos as you can. 1 comment per photo link.

Good luck & have a great day!!! 

 
Cheers!!!




65 Comments

  1. Emerald! Such a beautiful stone & I'm never gonna win if I keep guessing so early!

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  2. Emerald is the color. I love your hints.

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  3. Welcome to Art Quilter Around the World! I hope you enjoy the challenges as much as I do! Love your blog! Very interesting!

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  4. That would be my birthstone - emerald :)

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  5. The colour of the day. ...Emerald
    I would pair it with A gingerbread Christmas by Kim Martin

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  6. I see some Emerald Green in this Christmas mini quilt
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/90580385@N07/8231586246/

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  7. Emerald!

    I am having fun guessing your colour of the day. Thanks.

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  8. It is Emerald and would be great with Earth, Wind, & Fire.

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  9. Colour is Emerald.
    I love purple and green together and I never seen the Boyds Bears fabric. Have added that one to my wishlist.
    Thanks again!

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  10. Emerald Green. It is a beautiful color.

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  11. Nasturtium leaves are emerald ... http://www.flickr.com/photos/peacelovequilt/9661456564/

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  12. There is emerald in my oink-a-doodle-moo bear paw quilt top ... http://www.flickr.com/photos/peacelovequilt/9661648128/

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  13. My son convocating is emerald all around ... http://www.flickr.com/photos/peacelovequilt/9021191002/

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  14. There's emerald in this lined drawstring bag I made ... http://www.flickr.com/photos/peacelovequilt/6466890253/

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  15. And emerald in this drawstring bag, too ... http://www.flickr.com/photos/peacelovequilt/6428613221/

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  16. And these Echino bags, too ... http://www.flickr.com/photos/peacelovequilt/6470049307/

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  17. Emerald water lilies ... http://www.flickr.com/photos/peacelovequilt/5766499357/

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  18. My Mom in a rain of emerald leaves ... http://www.flickr.com/photos/peacelovequilt/5766502607/

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  19. Emerald! Pretty color!

    And Ganpati Bappa Moraya :)

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  20. We are all emerald and love for our Saskatchewan Roughriders (CFL Football team) .... http://www.flickr.com/photos/peacelovequilt/5746910703/

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  21. I love this little sprout of emerald against the grey bark ... http://www.flickr.com/photos/peacelovequilt/5691987599/

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  22. Brothers on emerald ... http://www.flickr.com/photos/peacelovequilt/5679000868/

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  23. There is some emerald in this wedding quilt I made ... http://www.flickr.com/photos/peacelovequilt/5678716442/

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  24. Our house, framed in summer emerald ... https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/yourphotos?client=firefox-a&hs=Gy4&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&q=Island%20of%20Dogs%20latin&bav=on.2,or.r_cp.r_qf.&bvm=bv.51495398,d.aWM,pv.xjs.s.en_US.M4-36_38X9A.O&biw=1408&bih=680&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&pid=5898845398796387346&oid=108670999800170702672

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  25. Am emerald watermelon fashioned into a baby shower themed fruit bowl ... https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/yourphotos?client=firefox-a&hs=Gy4&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&q=Island%20of%20Dogs%20latin&bav=on.2,or.r_cp.r_qf.&bvm=bv.51495398,d.aWM,pv.xjs.s.en_US.M4-36_38X9A.O&biw=1408&bih=680&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&pid=5883511076576251010&oid=108670999800170702672

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  26. I'm all ready for St. Patty's Day ... https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/yourphotos?client=firefox-a&hs=Gy4&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&q=Island%20of%20Dogs%20latin&bav=on.2,or.r_cp.r_qf.&bvm=bv.51495398,d.aWM,pv.xjs.s.en_US.M4-36_38X9A.O&biw=1408&bih=680&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&pid=5715907785753453042&oid=108670999800170702672

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  27. A very emerald draw string bag ... https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/yourphotos?client=firefox-a&hs=Gy4&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&q=Island%20of%20Dogs%20latin&bav=on.2,or.r_cp.r_qf.&bvm=bv.51495398,d.aWM,pv.xjs.s.en_US.M4-36_38X9A.O&biw=1408&bih=680&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&pid=5813150797760258594&oid=108670999800170702672

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  28. The emerald green of fresh picked garden peas ... https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/yourphotos?client=firefox-a&hs=Gy4&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&q=Island%20of%20Dogs%20latin&bav=on.2,or.r_cp.r_qf.&bvm=bv.51495398,d.aWM,pv.xjs.s.en_US.M4-36_38X9A.O&biw=1408&bih=680&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&pid=5630563914963364898&oid=108670999800170702672

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  29. New strawberry plants ... https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/yourphotos?client=firefox-a&hs=Gy4&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&q=Island%20of%20Dogs%20latin&bav=on.2,or.r_cp.r_qf.&bvm=bv.51495398,d.aWM,pv.xjs.s.en_US.M4-36_38X9A.O&biw=1408&bih=680&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&pid=5624500197620890338&oid=108670999800170702672

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  30. My husband, the sailor, in his emerald jacket ... https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/yourphotos?client=firefox-a&hs=Gy4&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&q=Island%20of%20Dogs%20latin&bav=on.2,or.r_cp.r_qf.&bvm=bv.51495398,d.aWM,pv.xjs.s.en_US.M4-36_38X9A.O&biw=1408&bih=680&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&pid=5624242328731028994&oid=108670999800170702672

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  31. The front of the Empress Hotel in Victoria, British Columbia ... very emerald ... and get a load of those crazy trees ... https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/yourphotos?client=firefox-a&hs=Gy4&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&q=Island%20of%20Dogs%20latin&bav=on.2,or.r_cp.r_qf.&bvm=bv.51495398,d.aWM,pv.xjs.s.en_US.M4-36_38X9A.O&biw=1408&bih=680&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&pid=5624261575848774994&oid=108670999800170702672

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  32. My niece in emerald green at the cupcake shop ... https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/yourphotos?client=firefox-a&hs=Gy4&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&q=Island%20of%20Dogs%20latin&bav=on.2,or.r_cp.r_qf.&bvm=bv.51495398,d.aWM,pv.xjs.s.en_US.M4-36_38X9A.O&biw=1408&bih=680&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&pid=5789371488883041586&oid=108670999800170702672

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  33. My son, on an emerald background, making a run for the lacrosse net ... https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/yourphotos?client=firefox-a&hs=Gy4&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&q=Island%20of%20Dogs%20latin&bav=on.2,or.r_cp.r_qf.&bvm=bv.51495398,d.aWM,pv.xjs.s.en_US.M4-36_38X9A.O&biw=1408&bih=680&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&pid=5580809599432758450&oid=108670999800170702672

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  34. My friend and me "bleeding green" for our Saskatchewan Roughriders ... https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/yourphotos?client=firefox-a&hs=Gy4&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&q=Island%20of%20Dogs%20latin&bav=on.2,or.r_cp.r_qf.&bvm=bv.51495398,d.aWM,pv.xjs.s.en_US.M4-36_38X9A.O&biw=1408&bih=680&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&pid=5526260839913963282&oid=108670999800170702672

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  35. Emerald asparagus, steak, and brown rice for dinner ... https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/yourphotos?client=firefox-a&hs=Gy4&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&q=Island%20of%20Dogs%20latin&bav=on.2,or.r_cp.r_qf.&bvm=bv.51495398,d.aWM,pv.xjs.s.en_US.M4-36_38X9A.O&biw=1408&bih=680&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&pid=5504724506031195602&oid=108670999800170702672

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  36. The emerald of a wheat field in summer is dear to my heart ... https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/yourphotos?client=firefox-a&hs=Gy4&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&q=Island%20of%20Dogs%20latin&bav=on.2,or.r_cp.r_qf.&bvm=bv.51495398,d.aWM,pv.xjs.s.en_US.M4-36_38X9A.O&biw=1408&bih=680&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&pid=5503553984912182530&oid=108670999800170702672

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  37. A little girl in an emerald green dress with her friend at a wedding ... https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/yourphotos?client=firefox-a&hs=Gy4&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&q=Island%20of%20Dogs%20latin&bav=on.2,or.r_cp.r_qf.&bvm=bv.51495398,d.aWM,pv.xjs.s.en_US.M4-36_38X9A.O&biw=1408&bih=680&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&pid=5500591336489493234&oid=108670999800170702672

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  38. My nephew unicycling in his emerald green shirt ... https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/yourphotos?client=firefox-a&hs=Gy4&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&q=Island%20of%20Dogs%20latin&bav=on.2,or.r_cp.r_qf.&bvm=bv.51495398,d.aWM,pv.xjs.s.en_US.M4-36_38X9A.O&biw=1408&bih=680&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&pid=5535902457489285138&oid=108670999800170702672

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  39. My son (a Victoria, BC Shamrock) circling the net in his emerald team uniform ... https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/yourphotos?client=firefox-a&hs=Gy4&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&q=Island%20of%20Dogs%20latin&bav=on.2,or.r_cp.r_qf.&bvm=bv.51495398,d.aWM,pv.xjs.s.en_US.M4-36_38X9A.O&biw=1408&bih=680&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&pid=5624418505448407666&oid=108670999800170702672

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  40. Am emerald green boat off the coast of Halifax ... https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/yourphotos?client=firefox-a&hs=Gy4&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&q=Island%20of%20Dogs%20latin&bav=on.2,or.r_cp.r_qf.&bvm=bv.51495398,d.aWM,pv.xjs.s.en_US.M4-36_38X9A.O&biw=1408&bih=680&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&pid=5658014475877162658&oid=108670999800170702672

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  41. Some emerald green in this pincushion I won ... https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/yourphotos?client=firefox-a&hs=Gy4&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&q=Island%20of%20Dogs%20latin&bav=on.2,or.r_cp.r_qf.&bvm=bv.51495398,d.aWM,pv.xjs.s.en_US.M4-36_38X9A.O&biw=1408&bih=680&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&pid=5673204941329891890&oid=108670999800170702672

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  42. A little friend at the lawnmower races in White Bear Saskatchewan. There is some emerald green in her dress ... https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/yourphotos?client=firefox-a&hs=Gy4&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&q=Island%20of%20Dogs%20latin&bav=on.2,or.r_cp.r_qf.&bvm=bv.51495398,d.aWM,pv.xjs.s.en_US.M4-36_38X9A.O&biw=1408&bih=680&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&pid=5789396672910409618&oid=108670999800170702672

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  43. St. Patty's day in Louisville, Kentucky. Lots of emerald sightings ... https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/yourphotos?client=firefox-a&hs=Gy4&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&q=Island%20of%20Dogs%20latin&bav=on.2,or.r_cp.r_qf.&bvm=bv.51495398,d.aWM,pv.xjs.s.en_US.M4-36_38X9A.O&biw=1408&bih=680&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&pid=5859889801758160914&oid=108670999800170702672

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  44. The backside of some emerald fabric along with my "seam roller" (my new favourite quilting tool) ... https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/yourphotos?client=firefox-a&hs=Gy4&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&q=Island%20of%20Dogs%20latin&bav=on.2,or.r_cp.r_qf.&bvm=bv.51495398,d.aWM,pv.xjs.s.en_US.M4-36_38X9A.O&biw=1408&bih=680&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&pid=5919111480404731954&oid=108670999800170702672

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  45. Emerald is the color for the day.

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  46. The colour is emerald

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  47. beautiful EMERALD!!!! I just made a quilt with it and I love that color, even when it is not "color of the year".
    have a great day!

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  48. Emerald! It's such a pretty color!

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