Journey to Paducah – Block Eleven

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Journey to Paducah – Block Eleven

15″ x 15″ finished block size

Fabrics:

Black
Dark Aqua
Coral
Dark Turquoise
Light Orange
Light Gold
Dark Yellow
Light Yellow

Center Block Cutting Instructions:

From the black fabric, cut:
(17) 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ squares
(4) 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ rectangles
(1) 2 1/4″ x 2 1/4″ square

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

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

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

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

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

Center Block Instructions:

Quarter Square Triangles

Mark the backs of the coral 2 1/4″ squares from corner to corner.
Layer with the black 2 1/4″ squares, right sides together.
Sew a 1/4″ on both sides of the marked line.  Cut apart on the marked line. Press seams toward the black.

Mark the backs of two of the half square triangles from corner to corner crossing the seam.

Layer two half square triangles right sides together with opposite colors together.

Sew a 1/4″ on both sides of the marked line. Cut apart on the marked line.
Make 4.

Unit measures 1 1/2″ square.

Center Assembly

Using the coral, black, and light gold 1 1/2″ squares and the black 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ rectangles, layout the center of the block as shown below. Sew into rows. Sew the rows together.

   

Unit measures 5 1/2″ square.

Using the remaining light yellow and black 1 1/2″ squares, sew the side units alternating the black and light yellow squares as shown below. Sew to the sides of the previous unit.

Sew the top and bottom units and sew them to the top and bottom completing the 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 turquoise, 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 4 light orange units.
Make 4 dark aqua units.
Make 4 dark yellow units.
Make 4 dark turquoise units.
Make 4 light yellow 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 12.

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

 Off the Wall Quilt’s website is up and running again. Be sure to check them out!

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

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