Journey to Paducah – Block Thirty-Three

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Journey to Paducah – Block Thirty-three

15″ x 15″ finished block size

Fabrics:

Black
Dark Turquoise
Dark Aqua
Dark Purple
Dark Sky
Purple
Light Pink
Light Orange
Light Tomato
Coral

Center Block Cutting Instructions:

From the black fabric, cut:
(15) 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ squares
(10) 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ rectangles
(2) 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ rectangles
(2) 2″ x 2″ squares
(2) 2 1/4″ x 2 1/4″ squares

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

From the coral fabric, cut:
(12) 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ squares
(2) 2 1/4″ x 2 1/4″ squares
(2) 2″ x 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 turquoise 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 purple fabric, cut:
(1) 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ squares (used for paper piecing, cut to your preference.)

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

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

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

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

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

Center Block Instructions:

Quarter Square Triangles

Mark the backs of the light tomato  2 1/4″ squares from corner to corner.
Layer with the black 2 1/4″ squares, right sides together.
Sew a 1/4″ on both sides of the marked line.  Cut apart on the marked line. Press seams toward the black. Repeat with the coral 2 1/2″ squares.

Mark the backs of two of the half square triangles from corner to corner crossing the seam.

Layer two half square triangles right sides together with opposite colors together using the diagram below to orient the colors.

Sew a 1/4″ on both sides of the marked line. Cut apart on the marked line.

Make 4.

Half Square Triangle Units

Mark the backs of the coral 2″ squares from corner to corner.
Layer with the black 2″ squares, right sides together.
Sew a 1/4″ on both sides of the marked line. Cut apart on the marked line.
Trim to 1 1/2″ square.

Make 4 coral/black.

Rectangle with Flipped Corner

Mark the back of a coral 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 3 1/2″ rectangle. Sew on the line. Trim off the corner. Press the remaining part of the coral square up to complete the corner. Repeat for the other end with a coral 1 1/2″ square.

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

Repeat using this same technique with one coral and one light tomato 1 1/2″ squares and a black 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ rectangle, sewing flipping squares on both ends. Use diagram for orientation of the sewing line.

      

Unit measures 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ rectangle.
Make 4 of each orientation.

Center Assembly

Using the units constructed above, lay out the block into rows as shown below. Sew the rows 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 pink units.
Make 2 light orange units.
Make 2 dark aqua units.
Make 4 dark sky units.
Make 2 dark turquoise units.
Make 4 purple units.
Make 4 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 34.

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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