Journey to Paducah – Block Sixteen

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Journey to Paducah – Block Sixteen

15″ x 15″ finished block size

Fabrics:

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

Center Block Cutting Instructions:

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

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

(1) 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ rectangle

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

(2) 4″ x 4″ squares

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

Center Block Instructions:

Half Square Triangles

Mark the backs of the black 4″ squares from corner to corner.
Layer with the coral 4″ squares, right sides together.
Sew a 1/4″ on both sides of the marked line.  Cut apart on the marked line.
Trim to 3 1/2″ square. 

Make 4 coral/black.

HST with Flipped Corner

Mark the backs of the dark gold 2 1/2″ squares from corner to corner.
Using the image below as a guide, lay the marked square in the corner of the coral portion of the Half Square Triangle unit. Sew on the line. Trim off the corner. Press the remaining part of the dark gold up to complete the corner. Repeat for the other end.

Unit measures 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ rectangle.
Make 4.

Center Assembly

Using the half square triangle flip units, the black, dark yellow, and coral 1 1/2″ squares, and the dark yellow 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ rectangle, lay out the block as shown below. Sew the rows. Sew the rows into a block 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 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 orange units.
Make 4 dark aqua units.
Make 4 dark yellow units.
Make 4 dark turquoise units.
Make 4 light yellow 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 17.

Journey to Paducah and visit iquilt 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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