Journey to Paducah – Block Twelve

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Journey to Paducah – Block Twelve

15″ x 15″ finished block size

Fabrics:

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

Center Block Cutting Instructions:

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

From the light orange fabric, cut:
(2) 2″ x 2″ squares
(5) 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ squares

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

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

Center Block Instructions:

Half Square Triangles

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

Repeat with the orange 2″ squares.
Trim to 1 1/2″ square. 

Make 4 light orange/black.
Make 4 orange/black.

Rectangle with Flipped Corner

Mark the back of the four light orange 1 1/2″ squares from corner to corner.

Using the image below as a guide, lay the marked light orange square in the corner of a black 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ rectangle. Sew on the line. Trim off the corner. Press the remaining part of the light orange square up to complete the corner. Note the orientation is different for half of them.

  

Unit measures 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ rectangle.
Make 2 left and 2 right facing.

Repeat with eight orange 1 1/2″ squares.
Make 4 left and 4 right facing.

 

Center Assembly

Following the illustrations below, use the half square triangles, rectangles with flipped corners, and black 1 1/2″ squares to make the corner units. Note the different orientations. Make two of each.

    

    

Sew a left side corner unit to the left side of a black 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ rectangle. Sew a right side corner to the other side. Repeat for the bottom of the block, using the images below as a guide for orientation.

Sew a black 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ rectangle to each side of a light orange 1 1/2″ square. Sew the top and bottom of the block to the middle row.

        

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 aqua, dark turquoise, and dark sky 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 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 dark yellow units.
Make 4 light orange units.
Make 2 dark aqua units.
Make 2 coral units.
Make 4 dark turquoise units.
Make 4 light yellow 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″.

Color Key available here. Come back tomorrow for Block 13.

Journey to Paducah and visit Off the Wall Quilt 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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Anne Marcellis

I stumbled onto 20 ways to free motion each block but can’t find it now. Can you help? Thx

In the Center Block Instructions, (step: Rectangle with Flipped Corner) you say “press the remaining part of the coral square…” with no cutting instructions for Coral Squares. Am I missing something or is it an error?