Sunday, April 20, 2008

BUKU Progress!!!

Direct Translation: BUKU=SUPER LOTS!!

Last night, I DID go back to work as promised, but only for another half-hour. 8 hours of quilting all day deemed enough. I was getting tired. So at 6:00, I sat back, read LOTS *like....all!* of the Blogs in the Mystery Quilt Ring, while watching "Kong."

This morning, I was back downstairs by 7:30 am. I finished up the OHIO blocks of Part 6 around 10:00, only to get about 10 minutes into the second block - "HALF STARS" - when....ummmmmm......the directions confused me!!

Her picture (which I use dearly!!!) showed contradicting information! On the "pre-sewn" image, her bottom row of hour-glass blocks show her reds going verticle, BUT on her final sewn block picture, her reds are going horizontal. ........So...up to the Chatgroup I went.

In the meantime, I took this as an opportunity to complete a few of the OC#2 blocks. I was able to whip out 30 in no time. I am at a stand-still now until I cut some more light triangles.

20 minutes after my post, Linda came to my rescue with information about the correct placement!

Around noon (I think), I was able to complete all of CC#6. Wooo-hooo....this quilt MAY just get done lickity-split!

After a little lunch break, I came upstairs to print out the FINAL CLUE! Yeah. Whew------it was a doosey piecing the final block together. It took me all afternoon, actually!! But....done!

And then.....the moment I've been waiting for!!!


It DEFINITELY looks scrappy! But, I love it!!! I snapped a picture super-quick to come up right away to upload it. However, DH was on the computer, so I went back downstairs to start piecing the strips together.

I completed (sorta) the bottom right three diagonals. Oh deary-me! Do you see my boo-boo in the picture?!?!?!?? (I know it's difficult to see because of the carpet color). I guess a mistake was going to happen sooner or later! JEESH!!!! I think it's quitting time, ya think! I'm not in the mood for the seam ripper right now!!!


Sandra said...

My goodness - look at all those tiny pieces!! I love the green/pink/brown colourway :-)

Amanda said...

Wow, you have had a busy weekend Amy - hope your family enjoyed theirs too. The CC is looking great - mistakes are important too! I always tell myself that it's good to get them out of the way, so there's less to make!

Carol said...

I absolutely love the colors of your CC! I am finding that scrappy quilts really do turn out to be awesome! Great Job!!

scraphappy said...

Wow, that is A LOT of progress. Congratulations! I love the look of your Carolina Crossroads. Do you cheat and look at the finished quilts, or are you really doing it as a mystery?

Candace said...

Looks like you got a whole lot done, I guess "buku". Your CC is great, I love the colors you chose.

Kathy Wagner said...

You are making amazing progress on both quilts! Love the CC!