Thursday, November 24, 2011

It’s All About the Y

If you have done much quilting at all, you have run across something called a Y-seam.  Basically it is a point where three seams come together, forming a 3-pronged line. . . kinda like a “Y”


There are tricks to stitch this junction so that it is smooth and even and it isn’t really complicated.  But I guess there’s no other way to say it . . . I HATE Y-seams!

In the past, I have found many methods and techniques that I struggled with and did not particularly enjoy doing.  But, by sticking to it and practicing, I can usually conquer said method or technique so that it’s not so bad.  Sometimes I’ve even learned to enjoy what I previously avoided.

Not with Y-seams.

And guess what?  This little beauty has TWELVE of them!


What was I thinking???  Um, I guess I wasn’t.  At least not about Y-seams.  I was so focused on getting all those spikes to lay right and match up all the points in the lone star – I didn’t think about how it would all go together.

But, go together it did and I’m really tickled – er, pink!  I can’t stop looking at it.  It is so worth all the work.

All except the Y-seams.


Gina E. said...

Liz, that is a sensational quilt! Congratulations on getting your Y fronts right. Oops, I mean Y seams, lol!

Anonymous said...


I think I would have found the points more daunting than the Ys! Sheesh, every diamond has two sharp points, and I don't want to think about those really pointy things.

Well done!

Judy B