Journey to Paducah – Block Three

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Journey to Paducah – Block Three

15″ x 15″ finished block size

Fabrics:

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

Center Block Cutting Instructions:

From the black fabric, cut:

(4) 2″ x 2″ squares
(4) 1 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ rectangles
(4) 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ squares

From the light olive fabric, cut:

(4) 2″ x 2″ squares
(4) 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ squares

From the green fabric, cut:

(2) 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ square
(2) 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ rectangles

From the dark turquoise 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″ 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:

(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 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

From the coral fabric, cut:

(2) 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ squares

Center Block Instructions:

Half Square Triangle Units

Mark the backs of the black 2″ squares from corner to corner.
Layer with the light olive 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 8.

Center Unit

Sew a 1 1/2″ green square on each side of the 1 1/2″ dark aqua square. Sew a 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ green rectangle to the top and bottom.

Use the diagram below to lay out the Half Square Triangles,  center unit, and 1 1/2″ black and light olive squares to complete the center unit. 

Sew the 1 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ black rectangles to the sides of the center unit.
Sew the 1 1/2″ dark turquoise squares to the ends of the remaining 1 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ black rectangles.
Sew to the top and bottom to complete the block center.

Trim block center to 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 and dark purple squares 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 shown below.

  

Sew the black 1 1/2″ X 3 1/2″ rectangles to the other side of the corner unit.
Make 3 dark purple.
Make 1 dark sky.

Side Frame Unit

Sew a black 1 1/2″ square to each side of the 1 1/2″ colored squares.
Make 12 purple units.
Make 2 light purple units.
Make 2 dark aqua units.
Make 2 coral units.
Make 2 dark sky 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″.

Find color key here. Come back tomorrow for Block 4.

Journey to Paducah and visit Wendt Quilting 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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Kim Greene

This mentions Light Aqua fabric, but there is no listing for Light Aqua yardage on the kickoff page, and no cutting instructions for the Light Aqua units on this page. Did I miss something?