Block One: Countdown to Paducah 2018



Countdown to Paducah 2018: Block One

8″ x 8″

Cutting Instructions:

From the white fabric, cut:

(4) 1 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ rectangles

(16) 2″ x 2″ squares


From the dark blue fabric, cut:

(4) 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ squares

(2) 2″ x 2″ squares


From the light blue fabric, cut:

(4) 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ squares

(4) 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ squares

(8) 2″ x 2″ squares


From the dark purple fabric, cut:

(6) 2″ x 2″ squares



Half Square Triangles

Mark the back of the 2″ white squares diagonally from corner to corner. Use this as a guide to make half square triangles. Layer with each colored fabric and sew 1/4″ from the drawn line. Cut on the drawn line to make two half square triangles.

Size the half square triangles to 1 1/2″ each.

Make the following half square triangles:

(4) Dark blue and white
(12) Dark purple and white
(16) Light blue and white

Remember each set of squares makes 2 half square triangles.


Assembly Diagram:

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Nancy Bogard

Is there a way to print out these patterns?

Judy Saverda

What are overall fabric requirements on this quilt?

Jan White

Wanting to know the fabric requirements for the whole quilt

Cherry Brown

Are there patterns available for these blocks in a bigger size? Maybe a 12 or 16 inch block?


Cannot find the green print-friendly button…

The Assembly diagram did not print

Actually, the print friendly button is not there.

Arja Sahramaa

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Tried to get a screen print but could not, unfortunately. Copying and pasting: No green Print Friendly button to get to the PDF.

Leslie Schumacher

Is there a paper piece pattern for block 1?


Love all the patterns, and I hope I will get number 1 and the apple pattern.


how do I get the paper piecing templates for these blocks? Thanks in advance.

First thank you for sharing this is going to be a fun quilt. Is this a print only I was hoping to download it onto my computer.
Thank you,

Is there someway to download them all at one time rather than going back and forth?

Hi, Betsey! I am unable to attend the Spring Quilt Festival, but already have my room reserved for the Fall Festival. Hopefully, I will have the top made by that time. Will you be at the Fall Festival? I’d love to meet you as I am new to AQS and would like to thank you personally for all the work you did for these blocks!