Well...I finally felt brave enough to tackle my Y-seams! I have to say...I was pleasantly surprised! I really had no trouble. Yes, they are a little finicky and you really have to pay attention - it's easy to line up the hexies incorrectly. And believe me, you don't want to have to pick these apart. About halfway through I realized my machine was having some tension issues. I had to pick out an entire row and as I had used smaller stitches I nearly went blind. (Note to self: Check tension on underside when sewing hexagons.) Anyway, aside from being a little tedious, it's not an unpleasant process.
I think maybe next time I'll cut them bigger - each row took half an hour to sew together! Or perhaps a doll quilt!!! I used the tutorial found here. The only thing I did different was not press my seams open when joining the hexies in a row. The seams just get in the way when they are pressed open. Anyway, that's what worked for me! Overall, I say WHY NOT! to Y-seams!
Also, I've been having fun making these...
I just love these little mini granny squares! I use the method found here. Mine finish at 6 1/4 inches. I think they are so sweet and I can't wait to finish these and get this quilt put together. I think it's going to be one of my favourites! Now that my brand-new sewing room is almost complete, I'm hoping that my productivity will increase! I'm not quite ready to show you some pictures, but it's coming together almost exactly how I planned. It's so nice having a dedicated room for my sewing. No more searching for fabric, buying duplicate fabric (not such a bad thing), etc.!