Journey to Paducah – Block Thirty-Six (Bonus Block)

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Journey to Paducah – Block Thirty-six

15″ x 15″ finished block size

Fabrics:

Black
Dark Purple
Purple
Light Purple
Dark Fuchsia

Center Block Cutting Instructions:

From the black fabric, cut:
(8) 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ squares
(4) 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ rectangles
(4) 1 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ rectangles

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

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

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

Triangle with Square Unit

Sew a black 1 1/2″ square to the side of a purple 1 1/2″ square. Sew another black 1 1/2″ square the the bottom of the same purple square.

     

Lay the unit in the corner of a dark purple 2 1/2″ square, right sides together. Sew from corner to corner, being careful to stay just outside the corner purple square.

Trim away the excess dark purple and black squares leaving a 1/4″ seam allowance. Press the dark purple square open to fill the other half of the square. 

     

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. Visit the main project page here.

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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