Blue Hen

It’s that time again, new pattern time!   This pattern is a lovely hen based on a challenge quilt I made featuring the Delaware Blue chicken breed, so have aptly named this pattern Blue Hen.  You can of course sew up your hen in any colours you like.

Blue Hen in white (more…)

I’ve been spotting heaps of wild unicorns out there on #unicornquiltblock so it’s time for another round of your makes!

Terri made this picture perfect unicorn for the Rainbow Mini Swap, she has a lucky partner out there somewhere…

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Amanda was not satisfied sewing only one unicorn and made a whole quilt with six unicorns! Her range of awesome colour combos demonstrate the variety of different looks you can give your unicorn blocks.

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The Amandas have been working hard lately! This Amanda pieced a border of lillyella butterflies around her unicorn block to create this lovely quilt. And check out that quilting!

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Ramona has made a number of unicorn blocks, but mostly recently she sewed up this awesome quilted bag. Useful quilty projects are the best.

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Rachel kept her unicorn simple with solids until she got to the amazing funky mane fabrics! And the sparkly horn. Sparkly horns always.

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Finally, Allison’s unicorn block is pretty and punchy. That background print is perfectly magical!

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That’s all for now. Thanks to all these ladies for inspiring us with their lovely creations. New patterns coming soon!

errata puffin

You may recall, last week I put out my free borders pattern for the Mercury Burst block, and I was having issues making it turn out the size I wanted… I kid you not, I had a dream about how to fix it. So I have fixed it! I also noticed a silly mistake, so I’ve fixed that as well.

I have updated the original post accordingly. Apologies to those of you who have downloaded the pattern already, but it is free so pick up an improved copy here!  If you still don’t have Mercury Burst, get a copy here.

I am excited to release today a free optional borders pattern to supplement your Mercury Burst pattern.  If you don’t have your copy of the Mercury Burst pattern yet, be sure to grab one here.

Mercury Burst Borders

There are three borders in the pattern, starting with the innermost border A, middle border B, and outer border C. If you make all three borders, your Mercury Burst block will finish at 38″ square.   Sewing up the border pattern is a lot like sewing Mercury Burst, once you’ve glued or taped together your paper pieces, assemble following the order of the numbers on the pieces.  The exception is outer border C!

For the outer border C, I have included patterns for the corner half square triangles for your convenience. However, you can also make these using the method of your choice to sew four 3 1/4″ (2 3/4″ finished) half square triangles in colours coordinating with your block.  You will also need to cut four 3 1/4″ x 33″ strips for the sides. Easy!

Pattern Stats
Title:  Mercury Burst Borders Pack
Type:  Foundation paper piecing
Size: Border A 30″ x 30″, Border B 32 1/2″ x 32 1/2″, Border C 38″ x 38″
Get it here for free!

Please let me know if you have any questions in the comments.