Saturday, June 20, 2009

How I Avoided Y-Seams

All my friends know I have a HATE/HATE relationship with inset seams. The picture below is this weeks "Nearly Insane" block I was supposed to do. I tried 2 times, once by hand and once by machine, to get this block done. After 3hrs of mega frustration I threw all my attempts in the trash. I decided to re-draw the pattern. Below is the original pattern. Under that is the one I re-drew. Below that is my finished block. I think it turned out pretty great! No more Y seams for me on this quilt. From now on I will just do it my way.





17 comments:

Colleen said...

OMG. My favorite block yet. I personally didn't like the original block. LOVE the modified new block

Keep up the good work!!

Barb said...

That is an amazing block, and you are one clever lady.

Robin said...

Rock on. That is so awesome the way you adapted it to work for you! You not only avoided inset seams, but you created a block that really has the flavor of the original as well. Awesome!

Lindsey said...

Brilliant girl! Don't you want to turn that into a PDF for your Dear Jane dummy blog friend? Great idea.

cdnj said...

I love your fabric choices and the way the block turned out. Don't worry, the next one is much simpler.

Jean said...

That looks great...

Crispy said...

You did good to change the block to something you were comfortable with. The outcome is wonderful...Well Done Yvette!!

Crispy

Patchwork Penguin said...

Great idea!! I'm always trying to get rid of seams in a block and figure out an easier way to make them.

Looking good!

Fiesta said...

Ay dios mio!
Yvette you definetly know what you are doing. I would have never in a million years re-drawn a block. I wouln't even know where to begin.

Rina said...

I love your block, It really looks amazing

Shasta said...

That's a smart idea. Beautiful.

ranette said...

What a smartie!!! I don't think I would have thought to change the block, but I will now :o)

It's a very pretty y-seamless block!

Annelies said...

Y-seams are not difficult. I wish we were not that far apart, than I could learn you.
You did a great job !

Karen said...

BEAUTIFUL!

Joy said...

I bow down in respect for the utter awesomeness!

You definitely rock! That is a fantastic job and so cool that you could eliminate those pesky Y seams!!

:)

Karene said...

OMG....what a gorgeous block !!! Sew, I think we have a new teacher extraordinnaire in the making.

Holly said...

Your block turned out beautifully. i do the same thing. It is worth the effort to figure it out than go through all that frustration.