Journey to Paducah – Block Thirty-One

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Journey to Paducah – Block Thirty-one

15″ x 15″ finished block size

Fabrics:

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

Center Block Cutting Instructions:

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

From the light gold fabric, cut:
(8) 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ squares

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

From the coral fabric, cut:
(4) 1 1/2″ x 3 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 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 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 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:

Nine Patch Center Unit

Using the dark yellow and black 1 1/2″ squares, make a Nine Patch Center Unit by sewing three rows of three, then sewing the rows together. Use the color image below as a guide.

Center Assembly

Using the remaining 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, 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 4 light yellow units.
Make 4 light orange units.
Make 4 dark aqua units.
Make 4 dark turquoise units.
Make 4 dark 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 32.

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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