Journey to Paducah – Block Thirty-Four

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Journey to Paducah – Block Thirty-four

15″ x 15″ finished block size

Fabrics:

Black
Dark Aqua
Dark Purple
Dark Sky
Purple
Light Purple
Light Olive
Green
Coral

Center Block Cutting Instructions:

From the black fabric, cut:
(16) 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ squares
(4) 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ rectangles

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

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

From the dark aqua fabric, cut:
(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:
(3) 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ squares (used for paper piecing, cut to your preference.)

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 purple fabric, cut: 
(12) 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ squares

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

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

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

Center Block Instructions:

Nine Patch Unit

Sew a light olive 1 1/2″ square to each side of a black 1 1/2″ square. Make 8.

Sew a black 1 1/2″ square to each side of a green 1 1/2″ square. Make 4.

Using the diagram below, sew the rows into Nine Patch Units.

Unit measures 3 1/2″ square.

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 sky, dark purple, 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 2 light purple units.
Make 2 dark aqua units.
Make 2 dark sky units.
Make 12 purple units.
Make 2 coral 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 35.

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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