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?)
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