Journey to Paducah – Block Four

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Journey to Paducah – Block Four

15″ x 15″ finished block size

Fabrics:

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

Center Block Cutting Instructions:

From the black fabric, cut:
(8) 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ rectangles
(8) 2″ x 2″ squares
(1) 1 1/2″ x 7 1/2″ rectangle
(2) 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ rectangles

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

(8) 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ squares

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

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

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

From the dark turquoise 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

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 light orange, 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 tomato and 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.
Make 8 light tomato/black.
Make 8 coral/black.

Center Unit

Using the block center image below for orientation, sew a coral/black and light tomato/black half square triangle together. Repeat.
Sew the sets together to make a square. 

Unit measures 2 1/2″ square.
Make 4.

Rectangle with Flipped Corner

Mark the back of the coral 1 1/2″ squares from corner to corner.

Using the image below as a guide, lay the marked coral square in the corner of a black 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ rectangle. Sew on the line. Trim off the corner. Press the remaining part of the coral square up to complete the corner. Note the orientation is different for half of them.

     

Unit measures 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ rectangle.
Make 4 left and 4 right facing.

Center Assembly

Using the units completed above and the light tomato 1 1/2″ squares layout the four corners of the block. Double check the orientation and sew each together.

Sew the left side units to the top and bottom of a black 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ rectangle. Repeat for the right side.

Sew the two halves together with the black 1 1/2″ x 7 1/2″ rectangle 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 purple, 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.

Make 1 dark purple.
Make 2 dark sky.
Make 1 dark turquoise.

Side Frame Unit

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

Make 4 purple units.
Make 4 dark sky units.
Make 2 dark turquoise units.
Make 2 dark aqua units.
Make 4 coral units.
Make 2 light pink units.
Make 2 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 key here. Come back tomorrow for Block 5.

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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Jean

I haven’t seen any fabric requirements for these blocks. Did I miss something?