Journey to Paducah – Block Six

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Journey to Paducah – Block Six

15″ x 15″ finished block size

Fabrics:

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

Center Block Cutting Instructions:

From the black fabric, cut:
(12) 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ squares
(8) 2″ x 2″ squares
(4) 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ rectangles

From the light gold fabric, cut:
(8) 2″ x 2″ squares

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

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

From the dark yellow 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 gold 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 16 light gold/black.

Nine Patch Unit

Using the black and gold 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

Sew the black 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ rectangles to each side of the Nine Patch center unit.
Sew the coral 1 1/2″ squares to the ends of the remaining black 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ rectangles, then sew them to the top and bottom of the Nine Patch center unit.

Unit measures 5 1/2″ square.

Using the Half Square Triangle units and black 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 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 4 dark turquoise units.
Make 4 dark aqua units.
Make 4 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 7.

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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Mary Fryer

Beware, this block may confuse you. When putting together the center, the white parts is the black fabric and the shaded is where the yellows go. Some how I reversed these.

Hi Mary, You are right! All the blocks have a layout diagram where the black is turned white so you can see the construction lines. For color placement use the colored block image. Thanks, Betsey