Journey to Paducah – Block Seven

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Journey to Paducah – Block Seven

15″ x 15″ finished block size

Fabrics:

Black
Dark Purple
Purple
Light Purple
Dark Turquoise
Dark Sky
Light Sky

Center Block Cutting Instructions:

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

From the dark turquoise fabric, cut:
(4) 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ rectangles

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

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

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:
(4) 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ squares (used for paper piecing, cut to your preference.)

From the purple fabric, cut:
(16) 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ squares

From the light purple fabric, cut: 
(4) 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 sky and dark sky 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 dark sky/black.
Make 8 light sky/black.

Corner Unit

Sew the dark sky/black and light sky/black Half Square Triangle units together in sets of two using the color image below as a guide.
Sew a Half Square Triangle set to the side of the black 2 1/2″ square. Use the image below to guide orientation.
Sew a black 1 1/2″ square to the left end of the remaining Half Square Triangle set.
Sew to the top square unit to make a corner square unit.
Corner square units measure 3 1/2″ square. Make 4.

Center Assembly

Sew the Corner square units to the sides of a dark turquoise 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ rectangles as shown below, noting orientation.

Sew the remaining dark turquoise 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ rectangles to both sides of the light sky 1 1/2″ square.

Sew the rows together to complete the center of the 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 purple 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 purple and light purple 1 1/2″ squares.
Make 16 purple units.
Make 4 light purple 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 8.

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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