Journey to Paducah – Block Eight

2

Journey to Paducah – Block Eight

15″ x 15″ finished block size

Fabrics:

Black
Dark Purple
Purple
Light Purple
Green
Light Olive
Dark Sky
Coral
Dark Aqua
Dark Turquoise

Center Block Cutting Instructions:

From the black fabric, cut:
(4) 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ squares
(10) 2″ x 2″ squares
(4) 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ rectangles

From the green fabric, cut:
(4) 2″ x 2″ squares
(4) 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ squares

From the light olive fabric, cut:
(8) 2″ x 2″ squares

From the dark turquoise fabric, cut:
(4) 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ squares
(2) 2″ x 2″ squares

From the dark aqua fabric, cut:
(1) 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ square

Block Frames Cutting Instructions:

From the black fabric, cut:
(2) 1 1/2″ x 7 1/2″ rectangles*
(2) 1 1/2″ x 9 1/2″ rectangles*
(4) 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ rectangles
(20) 1 1/2″ X 3 1/2″ rectangles
(40) 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ squares
(8) 2 1/2″ x 2″ rectangles (used for paper piecing, cut to your preference.)

From the dark purple fabric, cut:
(3) 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ squares (used for paper piecing, cut to your preference.)

From the dark sky fabric, cut:
(1) 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ squares (used for paper piecing, cut to your preference.)
(2) 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ squares

From the purple fabric, cut:
(12) 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ squares

From the light purple fabric, cut:
(2) 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ squares

From the coral fabric, cut:
(2) 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ squares

From the dark aqua fabric, cut:
(2) 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ squares

Center Block Instructions:

Half Square Triangles

Mark the backs of the black 2″ squares from corner to corner.
Layer with the light olive and green 2″ squares, right sides together.
Sew a 1/4″ on both sides of the marked line.  Cut apart on the marked line.
Trim to 1 1/2″ square. Repeat with the dark turquoise and remaining green 2″ squares.

Make 16 light olive/black.
Make 4 green/black.
Make 4 green/dark turquoise.

Nine Patch Unit

Using the green and dark aqua 1 1/2″ squares along with the green/black half square triangles, sew the Nine Patch unit rows. Sew the rows together to complete the Nine Patch Unit as shown below.

Unit measures 3 1/2″ square.

Center Assembly

Sew the black 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ rectangles to each side of the Nine Patch center unit. Sew the dark turquoise 1 1/2″ squares to the ends of the remaining black 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ rectangles, then sew them to the top and bottom of the Nine Patch center unit.

Using the remaining Half Square Triangle units along with the black and dark turquoise 1 1/2″ squares, sew together the sides, top, and bottom rows. Sew the rows together to complete the center.

     

Center unit measures 7 1/2″ square. If the block center is smaller than 7 1/2″ square, see the note in the sizing frame instructions.

Block Frame Instructions:

Sizing Frame

*This frame can be cut a little larger, sewn on, then used for trimming the block center to 9 1/2″ square.

Sew the 1 1/2″ x 7 1/2″ black rectangles to both sides of the block center.

Sew the 1 1/2″ x 9 1/2″ black rectangles to the top and bottom of the block center.

Star Point Corners

Download and print four corner unit paper piecing patterns.

Using the 2 1/2″ x 2″ black rectangles and 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ dark purple and dark sky squares set aside for paper piecing, make 4 corner units.

Need help paper piecing. Watch this tutorial.

Sew a 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ black rectangle to one side of the corner unit as shown below. Make 2 of each orientation shown below.

  

Sew the black 1 1/2″ X 3 1/2″ rectangles to the other side of the corner unit. Repeat for all four corners.

Side Frame Unit

Sew a black 1 1/2″ square to each side of the 1 1/2″ colored squares.

Make 12 purple units.
Make 2 light purple units.
Make 2 dark aqua units.
Make 2 coral units.
Make 2 dark sky units.

Sew a 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ black rectangle between the previous units to make up the sides of the frame. Use the color guide below for placement.

Sew the sides of the frame to the block. Sew the corner units to the top and bottom rows of the frame. Sew to the block.

Trim block to 15 1/2″ x 15 1/2″.

Find the color key here. Come back tomorrow for Block 9.

Journey to Paducah and visit Off the Wall Quilt at AQS QuiltWeek – Fall Paducah!

Join us and quilt along, share your progress, and learn from other quilters at the AQS Project Parade Facebook group!

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Related Posts

Leave a Reply

  Subscribe  
Notify of