This 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.