Bluebird Park Triangles – A FINISHED Quilt

20140804-195722-71842018.jpgThis thing.  Sigh.  I was so excited when I started this quilt.  I bought the Child’s Play pattern, two charm packs of the sweet Bluebird Park collection.  And then about an hour in, I started to hate this quilt.  

  • I didn’t like how much fabric was wasted making the triangles (although the method of using charm squares is pretty ingenious).
  • It was so frustrating how I couldn’t get the points to match up.  grrr.  I was just not ready for this quilt from a skill level.
  • I HATED the teal background I had chosen.

I started this quilt for a friend who was having a baby boy and then decided it was too girly for a baby boy, and that I didn’t like it.  I powered through getting the top pieced and then I put it away and made her a different quilt.  That was October of last year.  Officially making this my oldest WIP.


I really hated having it hanging around, mostly because if I could just buckle down, it would be a fast Project Linus finish, and as the months have moved along, I have fallen behind on my Project Linus goal.


Sooo yesterday was the day.  I basted, I quilted, I bound.  And I am very happy to say I really like it after all.  The straight line quilting has softened the mismatching points, the fabric line is just so sweet.  I used some of the hedgehog print from the line as a binding (part of a color bundle-of-the-month thing) to use up stash – and it isn’t the best – but I have grown to like how the hedgehogs wander on and off the binding.  

I am thrilled to have this quilt completed.  Project Linus #6/12 finish for the year.

Published by ghrn

Wife, stepmom, corporate grunt, quilter, liberal, dork

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