Laila’s Quilt (The Dreaded Y Seam)

So, okay, I have to be honest. I’m totally one of those guys that doesn’t read instructions. Like I like to just get into something and see if I can figure it out on my own. I mean, I wouldn’t like try to change the alternator in my car or anything. But if it’s something that I think my brain is equipped for, I prefer to just dive right in. The same is true for sewing and, in this case, machine piecing hexagons together.

Before this, I had sewn y-seams before, but they weren’t ever the shining moment in a project. So, in my head, I figured that if I constructed a quilt primarily using said y-seams then I’d get pretty good by the end. I call this a skill-development project. And since sharing is caring and stuff, I have written a how-to on y-seams over on the Brother blog, so head over there to check it out. 

Now once I was done piecing the quilt, it was time to make some quilty decisions. With my Lilac 40wt Aurifil loaded into my machine, I decided on that using my go-to hexagon quilting.  And as I was auditioning backing fabric, I kept going back to this voile print in Bari J.‘s Sage Fabrics because I was all like ooooh that’ll be so soft for a 2.5 year old. And legit like oh em gee is it. And now like I want a grown man sized quilt with voile backing. And I might be late to this but I’m declaring voile backing a thang now.

And when I was done with this puppy, I totally had to hide it from Helena before I mailed it off to Laila because she kept trying to snatch it. But alas it made it to the mail unharmed and now Laila has her own right-sized snuggle blanket like her big sis Aysha.


  1. Mathew Boudreaux

    Thank you for sharing this , I too often skim the instructions and dive straight in only to find myself having to do a bit of unpicking later on , but sometimes it goes right so always worth a try ? This quills is gorgeous, looking forward to seeing your massive version .

  2. Mathew Boudreaux
    Broadway Fabrics

    Thanks for sharing very helpful information. This quilt looks very good.

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