Thursday, January 31, 2019

Y-Seam Hexies?? Nope!

I'm doing my best to finish up projects that I started years ago, but new projects just keep popping up!  I'm sure if you're a quilter reading this blog, you know exactly what I'm talking about!  I finally got this quilt top finished recently. It's not quilted yet, but I'm okay with that.  

It sure helps to have a tall person (aka my dude) to help with holding up my quilts ;) 

If it looks like a hexie quilt, but not quite, there's a reason for that!!! I cut out a bunch of hexies using my Hex n' More ruler FOUR years ago.  I knew there would be Y seams involved and I was mostly okay with that, even though I hadn't attempted Y seams. However, when I sewed my columns together, I neglected to leave 1/4" at the end of each seam.  I're probably thinking "If you knew you were doing Y seams, why would you sew all the way to the edge?"  🙄

After about two years, I finally started removing the threads 1/4" on every single hexie.  Every. Single. One.   And then I was done.  I put them all back in their container and shoved it back on the shelf.  

Fast forward to 2019, when I was finally in the mood to finish it! And then I attempted a Y seam, and said NOPE!  I figured it would take me six months to do it, and I wanted it done now!  I'm not afraid of Y seams, but I didn't want to spend that kind of time for this particular quilt.  So I got out the Hex n' More ruler again and decided to do half hexies.  I didn't want to waste too much of this beautiful fabric (Bijoux by Bari J) by using the next size down marked on the ruler, so I decided to make my own template.  NOTE TO SELF: Measure twice (or more!), cut once!!  They're really, really close to hexies.  Close enough for me anyway.  Or, as my father-in-law used to say....."good enough for who it's for."  

The backing will be the lovely floral brown print in the picture above.  I'm so glad I bought that at the same time that I bought the bundle!  Stay tuned for the finished quilt, sometime in the next four years :) 


  1. I remember the hexie project! That looks great! Love the fabrics, too.

  2. LOVE the story of your quilt!! I can SEW relate. There are some definite oldies in the closet. Congrats on moving this one along!


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