I love the look of this block but it is nothing by "Y" seams. This is one time that practice really helps. By the time I made the second block my results were much better and the block went together easier. In both cases I was able to steam the block into submission.
You may not like the fabric for the shibori block but once I saw the elements of the block I though that this particular shibori fabric with a wood grain look was a perfect paring.