The Music of the Night

I have really been looking forward to this blog hop! Big thanks to Carla at Creatin’ in the Sticks for putting this together! I’ve been trying to use my blog hops as a chance to finish off a UFO or two but this time there was a kit that had been languishing on my shelf for waaaaaaay too long! To be honest, the pattern seemed a little iffy but once I knuckled down and read (and re-read) the directions, I found it went together great!

This Phantom of the Opera-themed quilt turned out to be really fun to piece and my Accuquilt allowed me to cut all of those squares in record time! I’ll post a photo of the pattern, too, in my next post. I’ve had it a long time but I’m sure it’s out there somewhere. Speaking of patterns, I bought the “Shattered” pattern from Connie over at Freemotion by the River. I was going to sub that one out for the one in the kit but changed my mind. Now, I’m excited to try Shatterd! Isn’t that the way of it? I get one project off the UFO pile only to find another “gotta-do!”

I also decided to try something different with the back on this one. I’ll get some pictures up when I’ve finished but I decided to try to use most of the Phantom stash on the back…as opposed to my habitual, “Hey, there’s still fabric so I should make another one.” I’ve got a lovely tarnished gold thread waiting for this one to leap on the longarm.

This photos is upside down so I’ll make sure I post it right-side-up when it’s done! I hoping to gift this at Christmas. In other news around the house, I’ve been slowly expanding my DIY/repair skills. I replaced two toilet seats, hung a key rack and just finished fixing my second ever leaky faucet! (A word to the wise, pay attention to how things are set before you take them apart….don’t ask how I know!)

Please hop over and see what is playing at the other blogs on the hop. I’m sure they’ll jazz up your day and rock your quilting world! And, you don’t want to miss this opera-tunity…OK, I’m done now. (Is it still a dad joke if a mom tells it?)

Happy quilting!


Monday, November 14th

Just Let Me Quilt

Words & Stitches

Selina Quilts

Ms P Designs USA

Homespun Hannah’s Blog

Tuesday, November 15th

Kathleen McMusing

Just Sew Quilter

Pieceful Thoughts 

Songbird Designs

Desertsky Quilting

Wednesday, November 16th

Den syende himmel


That Fabric Feeling

Karrin’s Crazy World

Karen’s Korner

Quilted Delights

Thursday, November 17th

Creatin’ in the Sticks

Elizabeth Coughlin Designs
Quilting Gail

Just Because Quilts

Purring Cottage


22 responses to “The Music of the Night

  1. Such a great quilt! Cant wait to see the back. Music of the Night is going to run through my mind all day now. Such a good song!

  2. beautiful quilt. thanks for sharing. that is funny about paying attention to how things come off. I have done this way too many times.

  3. Such a great musical inspiration for your quilt. Phantom is one of my favorites. I’ll bet the back will be great too. Congrats on getting those UFOs finished and yes, I seem to make more UFOs as I go, too. Thank you for hopping with the music!

  4. Your quilt is looking great. It is going to be a wonderful quilt.

  5. Love Phantom and your quilt!

  6. You created a beautiful quilt, Beth! I love the combo of colors in those fabrics. I have a few DIY’s to do around here, so I’ll be sure to watch how they come apart before moving forward with them. Thanks for sharing your musical quilt!

  7. Kathleen McCormick

    What a wonderful quilt! I have decided the “make another quilt” is an overrated response, too. I look froward to seeing your quilted finish.

  8. Well, you certainly took the opera-tunity to heart, to get that kit out! What perfect timing to do so, as well. It sounds like we might just have to have a DIY blog hop so we can teach each other a thing or two! LOL!!

  9. inflorescencedesigns7f538ce9d0

    Phantom was the first Broadway Musical I ever saw live, and it happened to be in New York City on a marching band trip! I love musicals and their music is all I listen too. Currently, my favorites are Beetlejuice and Come From Away!

  10. Great quilt. I love Phantom of the Opera. Thanks so much for sharing!

  11. Beautiful quilt! The colors are gorgeous! Sounds like you’re staying busy with your DIY projects. Good for you!

  12. Thanks for sharing your project and for the Dad jokes. I also tell them, a lot

  13. It was fun to visit your blog today. I always enjoy these hops and I like seeing the finishes. Thanks for sharing.

  14. Great quilt! Thanks for sharing!

  15. The perfect opportunity to use up that kit and not let it become a UFO.

  16. Phantom of the Opera is a great quilt; so glad it’s nearly finished. Using the extra fabric on the back is such a great idea – perfect in fact.

  17. I’m so glad I came back since this wasn’t up at 1 am this morning. LOL I absolutely adore that music, and this is a great quilt. I’m glad you enjoyed making it, after waiting, and I look forward to seeing the next post, too.

  18. Neat quilt! I like the music-themed fabric you used! Thanks for sharing!

  19. congrats on moving this beauty from UFO to finished top. Looking forward to the final wonderful gift version.

  20. What a fun idea, a Phantom of the Opera quilt! I hope you are ready to tuck it around you while you watch – a little reward for all those DIY projects you’ve been tackling!

  21. It’s always great to see a quilt go from in the process to a finished top! Looking forward to what you have for the back!

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