Journey to Paducah – Block Thirty-Five

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Journey to Paducah – Block Thirty-five

15″ x 15″ finished block size

Fabrics:

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

Center Block Cutting Instructions:

From the black fabric, cut:
(24) 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ squares
(2) 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ rectangles

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

From the dark turquoise fabric, cut:
(2) 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ squares
(8) 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ rectangles
(1) 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ rectangle

From the dark sky 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 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:

Rectangle with Flipped Corner

Mark the back of a dark turquoise 1 1/2″ square from corner to corner.

Using the image below as a guide, lay the marked square in the left corner of a black 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ rectangle. Sew on the line. Trim off the corner. Press the remaining part of the dark turquoise square up to complete the corner. 


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

Repeat using this same technique with two black 1 1/2″ squares and a dark turquoise 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ rectangle, sewing flipping squares on both ends. Use diagram for orientation of the sewing line.

  

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

Flying Geese Units

Mark the backs of the black 1 1/2″ squares from corner to corner.
Lay in the corner of a dark sky 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 4 light sky.
Make 8 dark turquoise.
Make 8 dark sky.

Sew five flying geese together in a row as shown below, two dark sky, two dark turquoise, one light sky.

Unit measures 2 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ rectangle.

Make 4.

Center Assembly

Using the units constructed above and the remaining center pieces, lay out the block into sections as shown below. Sew the sections together. Sew the sections 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 purple 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 purple units.
Make 16 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″.

Color Key available here. Come back tomorrow for the bonus block.

Journey to Paducah and visit Kits by Carla 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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