Journey to Paducah – Block Ten

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Journey to Paducah – Block Ten

15″ x 15″ finished block size

Fabrics:

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

Center Block Cutting Instructions:

From the black fabric, cut:
(34) 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ squares
(2) 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ squares
(2) 1 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ squares

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

From the orange fabric, cut:
(8) 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ rectangles

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

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

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

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

Center Block Instructions:

Flying Geese Units

Mark the backs of the black 1 1/2″ squares from corner to corner.
Lay in the corner of a light orange 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ rectangle right sides together.

Sew on the marked line. Trim off the corner. Press the remaining part of the black square up to complete the corner. 

      

Repeat with another black 1 1/2″ marked square for the other corner.


Unit measures 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ rectangle. 

Make 8 light orange.
Make 8 orange.

Sew four orange flying geese together in a row as shown below to make an orange Flying Geese unit.

Make 2 orange.

Sew three light orange flying geese together in a row as shown below to make a light orange Flying Geese unit.

Make 2 light orange.

Center Assembly

Sew a black 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ black rectangle to the left side of each light orange flying geese unit. Use the illustrations above for orientation. Make 2.

Sew a black 1 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ black rectangle to the bottom of each orange flying geese unit. Use the illustrations above for orientation. Make 2.

Using the left over light orange flying geese, the dark orange, and black 1 1/2″ squares, sew the center strip together as shown below.

Using the diagrams below, assemble the units into rows and the rows into a 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 aqua, 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 2 dark yellow units.
Make 4 light orange units.
Make 2 dark aqua units.
Make 2 coral units.
Make 4 dark turquoise units.
Make 2 dark sky 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 11.

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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pat conrad

thanks so much for these fantastic blocks