Just finished up this quilt top yesterday. I’m so happy that I’m feeling better and am wanting to get back into the sewing room again these days!


I went the extra mile with this top and sewed it up using Y seams. I only wanted pieced seams where it made sense in terms of the weave of the plaid … Though I’m gonna go ahead and call it: Y seams are a pain! But I’m really happy with the end result


I also matched up the stripy fabric in the one place where it had to be pieced. And now I need to quilt it!!

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  • Michele

    January 9, 2012 at 6:05 am | Reply

    Love it!

  • Debbie-Esch House Quilts

    January 9, 2012 at 6:16 am | Reply

    Love it! The grey and curry combo is one of my favorites – and the weaving effect too πŸ™‚

  • Sarah

    January 9, 2012 at 7:20 am | Reply

    Oh Alissa that is gorgeous yet again. So pleased to hear that you are feeling more yourself again xx

  • Amy Hodge

    January 9, 2012 at 8:19 am | Reply

    Beautiful! I have never done Y seams, and avoid designs where I feel like they would be necessary. It was totally worth it on this quilt — it’s gorgeous! And you’re inspiring me not to be such a wimp and do the Y seams (occasionally). πŸ™‚

  • Heather

    January 9, 2012 at 9:44 am | Reply

    Awesome. I’ve never tried Y seams. This quilt reminds me that I want to give your placemat pattern a try!

  • maman

    January 9, 2012 at 10:44 am | Reply

    Beautiful! You really have an eye for both design and color! What are Y seams?


  • contented caroline

    January 9, 2012 at 12:04 pm | Reply

    YAY!!!! It’s a lovely quilt for sure – well done for the first of many to come this year.

  • Noga

    January 9, 2012 at 12:13 pm | Reply

    Beautiful quilt! Love it. It’s so clean and sharp, the intersecting rectangles and the asymmetry are so interesting. Reminds me of Bauhaus.
    Great work!!

  • Elizabeth W

    January 9, 2012 at 1:40 pm | Reply

    Love this! Great job!!

  • Terri Harlan

    January 9, 2012 at 1:59 pm | Reply

    Seriously! This is FANTASTIC! Great job, I love the colors to.

  • Colby

    January 9, 2012 at 3:08 pm | Reply

    Absolutely love this Alissa!!!!

  • Alli

    January 9, 2012 at 3:29 pm | Reply

    What a great quilt! I think it’s awesome that you did the extra work with the Y-seams so it would be really crossweave-ey. πŸ™‚

  • Betsy

    January 9, 2012 at 7:27 pm | Reply

    I just started sewing a little over a year ago, and it’s become quite the hobby. I came across your site after reading Block Party and really love your work! I was actually just looking through your tutorials and fell in love with the quilting and the stripey fabric on the pillow you did for Janome – and then when I saw this post, it seemed that you had used the same stripey fabric! Any chance you could share what it is?

    PS – Congrats on your little-one-on-the-way πŸ™‚ I am also expecting my first (in early June) and am anxious to get started on some projects!

  • Nicole @ Mama Love Quilts

    January 9, 2012 at 7:53 pm | Reply

    I’m glad to hear you’re feeling better.
    I do like this quilt. I like the simplicity, yet the complexity of the design – if it’s possible to have both. Very lovely! And well worth the pain of Y seams. Congrats on getting the top done. Doesn’t it feel good?

  • Hollie

    January 10, 2012 at 1:12 am | Reply

    Gorgeous as always Alissa!

  • Isobel

    January 10, 2012 at 3:31 am | Reply

    I love the overlapping effects – looks awesome and well worth the effort! Glad you’re feeling better, too.

  • Wendy

    January 10, 2012 at 6:30 am | Reply

    Beautiful quilt!! I need to sew with more solids. What are Y seams?

  • pam m

    January 10, 2012 at 10:18 pm | Reply

    spectacular alissa!!!! completely unexpected how you created texture…

  • Flaun

    January 11, 2012 at 7:18 am | Reply

    Absolutely gorgeous! I’ve been collecting greys and yellows to make a quilt sometime this year. Love your plaid!

  • Cristina Schweitzer

    January 11, 2012 at 5:03 pm | Reply

    That’s great!! I really love the design! Glad you’re feeling better!

  • KellyS

    January 12, 2012 at 10:21 am | Reply

    Wow, amazing! I can’t imagine how much time and planning it took for all those partial seams, but the result is spectacular! I love how you even matched the print pattern when it needed to be pieced.

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