Journey to Paducah – Block Nine

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Journey to Paducah – Block Nine

15″ x 15″ finished block size

Fabrics:

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

Center Block Cutting Instructions:

From the black fabric, cut:
(12) 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ squares
(4) 2″ x 2″ squares

From the light tomato fabric, cut:
(4) 2″ x 2″ squares
(5) 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ squares

From the coral fabric, cut:
(8) 2″ x 2″ squares
(4) 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ squares
(4) 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ rectangles

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 dark aqua fabric, cut: 
(2) 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ squares

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

Center Block Instructions:

Half Square Triangles

Mark the backs of the black and light tomato 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. 

Make 8 coral/black.
Make 8 coral/light tomato.

Nine Patch Unit

Using the black and dark tomato 1 1/2″ squares along with four coral/light tomato half square triangles, sew the Nine Patch unit rows. Sew the rows together to complete the Nine Patch Unit as shown below.

Unit measures 3 1/2″ square.

Center Assembly

Sew a coral 1 1/2″ square to each side of a coral/light tomato half square triangle using the image below as a guide for orientation. Make 2. Sew these units to the side of the Nine Patch center.
Sew a coral 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ rectangle to each side or a coral/light tomato half square triangle using the image below as a guide for orientation. Make 2. Sew these to the top and bottom of the Nine Patch center.

Using the remaining Half Square Triangle units along with the black and light tomato 1 1/2″ squares, sew together the sides, top, and bottom rows. Sew the rows together to complete the 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 purple units.
Make 2 light orange units.
Make 2 dark aqua units.
Make 4 coral units.
Make 2 dark turquoise units.
Make 2 light pink units.
Make 4 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 10.

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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Denise Barnes

I am really enjoying the Journey to Paducah blocks. Now I need to get off all the wonderful ideas and QUILT!