Tuesday, March 29, 2016

March Y-Seam Warrior Link-up!!

It's time to share your y-seam adventures again! 
I've been stitching up a set of seven posey blocks that I found while sorting through UFO's a couple weeks ago for the Orphan Adoption project hosted by Cynthia at Quilt Is More Fun Than Housework.  Who cuts out just eight blocks (one was finished)?
Since I chain piece through y-seams, I using them as sew-offs while working on other projects.
They are 6" finished and were probably a teaching sample at some point. 
 I could make a few more -- all the fabric is right there and they are very sweet. 
When they are finished, we'll see what they become!
I've followed Karen over at Faeries and Fibres for several years.  She is currently working towards a new EPP "follow along" for us called The Empire Quilt.  She's teasing us with peeks at sections of it. 
 Last week, she posted a detailed explanation of cutting stripes for hexagons.  When I asked her to share with the link-up today, she explained that she is coping with her own construction chaos and it has impeded her access to her computer.  So I offered to share it for her as part of my babble.
You can read her complete post by clicking HERE.
Even though she is speaking specifically about stripes and hexagons, her ideas apply to any directional fabric and other shapes.
My construction chaos is just about finished.  Now the painting fun begins?!?
I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone shares.  The link-up will be open for 5 days.
Mary Huey
P.S. Happily all my orphans were adopted!!
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  1. I'm so with you on teaching sample blocks they do accumulate quickly and often don't become a finished piece. Your posey block is a great example of using different size pieces to complete the 360 degrees around a central point. I had your blog open ready to link up today after I saw your IG message and then you linked up to Sew Cute Tuesday too and I was delighted to see you there. Thanks so much for linking up today - Chris (Sew Cute Tuesday guest host) @madebyChrissieD :D

  2. Those are really pretty posy blocks, perfect for Spring. Isn't it funny how we find projects that just seem to have dropped off our radar...probably a squirrel caught our attention!

  3. Sadly, I haven't been doing anything with Y-seams lately. I really enjoyed seeing what you and friends are doing, though! I got lost on that Empire quilt blog for about 45 minutes! Wow!