Journey to Paducah – Block Five

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Journey to Paducah – Block Five

15″ x 15″ finished block size

Fabrics:

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

Center Block Cutting Instructions:

From the black fabric, cut:
(7) 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ squares
(21) 2″ x 2″ squares

From the light orange fabric, cut:
(6) 2″ x 2″ squares

From the orange fabric, cut:
(6) 2″ x 2″ squares

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

From the dark yellow, 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 orange, orange and dark orange 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.

Make 12 light orange/black.
Make 12 orange/black.
Make 18 dark orange/black.

Center Assembly

Using the block center image below, layout the columns. Sew the half square triangles into columns.

Sew the black 1 1/2″ squares to one end of each row using the image as a guide. Sew the columns together to complete the block center.

     

Trim block center to 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 sky, dark aqua, and dark turquoise 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 yellow units.
Make 2 dark sky units.
Make 4 dark turquoise units.
Make 2 dark aqua units.
Make 2 coral units.
Make 2 dark yellow units.
Make 4 light orange 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 fabric key here. Come back tomorrow for Block 6.

Journey to Paducah and visit Wendt Quilting 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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I loved your countdown to Paducah and am very interested in this one

Going to Paducah! So excited, marking it off my bucket list! Now i hsve to find all these blocks!