Mercury Burst Pattern

Mercury Burst

It’s time to introduce you to my latest pattern, Mercury Burst.  This pattern is a larger paper piecing block that finishes at 24 inches square.

Mercury Burst Layout

This block has a lot of potential both as a single block or as a repeat.  Thanks to the large size, make one block with a border for a lovely wall hanging, or make just four blocks for a decent-size lap quilt.  Depending on what parts of the design you emphasise, a number of lattice effects can be achieved.

Mercury Burst Layout

Also, if you choose to only make the corner segments, these can be combined to create a simple four-pointed star.  It’s like two blocks in one pattern!

Mercury Burst Brown

The shapes in this block provide lots of opportunities and space for free motion or straight line quilting.  Use intricate quilting to bring out certain aspects of the block, or use simple quilting to let the complexities of the piecing shine.

Mercury Burst by Jacqui

Pattern tester Jacqui made this beautiful pastel pink version, nicely demonstrating the effectiveness of Mercury Burst in a limited colour palette.  Perfect for her daughter’s room!

Mercury Burst by Kim

Pattern tester Kim made her block in more traditional colours with pops of orange for interest.  And look at that fussy cut centre! The scale of Mercury Burst is great for using some coveted large scale prints, as well as stripes and other directionals.

Ready to get started on your very own Mercury Burst block(s)?
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Pattern Stats

Title:  Mercury Burst
Type:  Foundation paper piecing
Size: 24″ finished
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Rainbow Mercury Burst