Sunday, December 11, 2011

Catching up - Orca Bay Mystery

Today........

it was an ALL ME day.

I pushed the little bit of schoolwork that still remained aside; I'll be certain to drink an extra dose of strong caffeinated coffee tomorrow morning and plow through the last of my work prior to having students tomorrow. I figured 8 hours this weekend devoted to schoolwork was already enough! I needed a break.

Downstairs I went by 8:15, with my coffee in hand. I plopped "The Phantom of the Opera" in the DVD player....and SUNG -n- SUNG -n- SUNG while stringin' -n- stringin' -n- stringin' away. Screeched at a few of the high notes; whew...my voice is out of singing shape. And boy, oh boy....I'm glad there are NO microphones or recording devices in my quilting space. :p

However, with about 10 hours behind me now (with a few hours scattered here-n-there for meals and stoking the wood furnace), I ALMOST caught myself up on Bonnie's mystery.

I had finished my step #2 orange string blocks yesterday. I spent 95% of my time today working AND FINISHING step #4's green (Bonnie's Red) string blocks.


The only step I have not completed yet is step #3; however I grabbed the fabrics today to prep the HSTs for another day.

ALMOST all 350 HSTs are prepped; I have 280 ready to go. These shouldn't take much time to whip out now that they're stacked so nicely.

My colors will no longer fit Bonnie's "Orca Bay" theme (if my hunches are correct with her color uses), BUT....I simply love the color selection I chose; I can't see why they won't fit together nicely in whatever final pattern Bonnie's mystery leads us to.

11 comments:

Patchwork Penguin said...

That orange really pops!!!! I'm looking forward to seeing how this all goes together.

Andra Gayle said...

I love your colors! I am really going to have to go buy some more black and white before I can do step 3.

scraphappy said...

Looking great! I'll have to live vicariously through you for a few days. Loving your colors. Glad you were able to put aside your school work for a while and treat yourself to some well deserved time for yourself.

Quilter Kathy said...

The pieces look fabulous together! Can't wait to see how yours turns out...how fun!

Andee said...

Awesome! So glad you are sewing along...very motivating for me! Hope all that grading is caught up before you collect the next thing due!

Ellen said...

Your pieces look great together. I am glad that you were able to take some "me" time.

Alycia said...

Those colors are great! I am proud of you for catching up, I haven't started the next step yet, so you have inspired me!! Have a great week!

Leeanne said...

looking great! I am using some orange too!

domyR974 said...

I love the colors you choose ! I've taken orange too, but I'll don't think about orange with purple ! very nice ! I'm in a hurry to see yours finished !

Susan said...

Your colors are terrific, especially the orange. I am using green in place of Bonnie reds also. I enjoyed visiting your blog and looking at all of your Bonnie quilt finishes. wow!

Candace said...

Your colors are so pretty. Very much like mine, but I think my black makes it more wild. I used blue instead of your green, and I think that I'm getting to be a green fan.