Journey to Paducah – Block Eighteen

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Journey to Paducah – Block Eighteen

15″ x 15″ finished block size

Fabrics:

Black
Coral
Dark Sky
Dark Aqua
Dark Turquoise
Light Orange
Light Tomato
Purple
Dark Purple
Light Yellow

Center Block Cutting Instructions:

From the black fabric, cut:
(1) 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ squares
(4) 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ rectangles
(18) 2″ x 2″ squares

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

From the coral fabric, cut:
(16) 2″ x 2″ squares

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:
(1) 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ squares (used for paper piecing, cut to your preference.)

From the dark turquoise 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 dark sky fabric, cut:
(2) 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ squares (used for paper piecing, cut to your preference.)
(4) 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ squares

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

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

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

From the light pink 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 coral 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 light tomato 2″ squares.

Make 32 coral/black.
Make 4 light tomato/black

Nine Patch Unit

Using the light tomato/black half square triangle units and the black and light tomato 1 1/2″ squares, layout the Nine Patch unit in rows as shown below. Sew the rows together to complete the unit.

Center Assembly

Using the half square triangles and the black 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ rectangle, lay out the block as shown below. Sew the rows. Sew the rows into a block 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, dark sky, and dark turquoise 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 2 light orange units.
Make 2 dark aqua units.
Make 4 purple units.
Make 2 dark turquoise units.
Make 4 coral units
Make 4 dark sky units.
Make 2 light pink 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″.

Color Key available here. Come back tomorrow for Block 19.

Journey to Paducah and visit iquilt 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!

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