Journey to Paducah – Block Fifteen

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Journey to Paducah – Block Fifteen

15″ x 15″ finished block size

Fabrics:

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

Center Block Cutting Instructions:

From the black fabric, cut:
(32) 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ squares
(4) 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ rectangles

From the light tomato fabric, cut:
(12) 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ rectangles

From the coral fabric, cut:
(5) 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ squares

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

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

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

Center Block Instructions:

Flying Geese Units

Mark the backs of the 24 black 1 1/2″ squares from corner to corner.

Lay in the corner of a light tomato 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ rectangle right sides together.

Sew on the marked line. Trim off the corner. Press the remaining part of the black square up to complete the corner. 

      

Repeat with another black 1 1/2″ marked square for the other corner.


Unit measures 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ rectangle. 

Make 12 light tomato.
Sew the flying geese into groups of three.

Nine Patch Unit

Using the black and coral 1 1/2″ squares, sew the Nine Patch unit rows. Sew the rows together to complete the Nine Patch Unit.

Unit measures 3 1/2″ square.

Center Assembly

Using the flying geese units, orange and black 1 1/2″ squares, the black 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ rectangles, and Nine Patch unit, layout the block center as shown below. Sew into rows. Sew the rows into a block.

           

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 aqua, 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 2 dark aqua units.
Make 2 coral units.
Make 2 dark yellow units.
Make 4 dark turquoise units.
Make 4 light yellow 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″.

 

Color Key available here. Come back tomorrow for Block 16.

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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