Mercury rising – Paper piecing Monday

Today’s paper piecing pattern is called Mercury, which seems quite appropriate as the temperature gets warmer and warmer.  Is it just me or do you also find it harder to quilt in summer?  The sunshine and daylight keeps calling me out to play.

Anyway back to Mercury…

modern paper piecing star block

Yep it is another fabulous free paper piecing pattern from the amazing Julie at 627handworks.  You can find the pattern and directions on here.  I think there are only two more patterns left in Julie’s Block Rock’n paper piecing patterns.  There are going to be some severe withdrawal symptoms when these blocks end and any suggestions on how to convenience her not to stop would be greatly appreciated.

mercury block pieces

56 perfect little pieces which make up this fun block.  As you can see from the pattern there are a couple of different options for piecing this thing.  Again you can have fun with it and play around with your colours and fabrics.

Now the call of the sun is too much… I am heading outside for some vitamin D.


11 thoughts on “Mercury rising – Paper piecing Monday

  1. Oh Cath ……….just gorgeous. You never fail to amaze me! I love these paper pieces …….thanks so much for sharing. . In fact I so look forward to seeing what you will do next. Have a great day ……..Marie

  2. Amazing how wonderful these come out every time! I love your fabric choices. Do you agonize over them or just grab and go to it?

    • Sometimes the blocks and colours just come together easily and other times I spend time pulling fabrics out and playing This one was one of the easy ones. It does help when you have limited to your palette to grey and variations on one colour. Less umming and ahhhing.

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