Starry Night Part 2 – Paper Piecing Monday

After some of the discussions about the complexity (or not) of last week’s block, I decided to do a really simple block this week.

Braided Star block 1This block, which measures only 8″ x 8″, was made using a free paper piecing pattern by Moira McSpadden at The Quilted Snail.   I thought my Starry Night quilt would work best if I vary the size of some of the blocks – my usual Paper Piecing Monday size is 12″ x 12″.   This block only uses a mere 18 pieces of fabric and is really quick and easy to make.

paper pieced star

It is so easy to make I made two…

Braided star block 2

If I am honest I made this block first but was not completely happy with it so made the other version.