Journey to Paducah – Block Twenty

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Journey to Paducah – Block Twenty

15″ x 15″ finished block size

Fabrics:

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

Center Block Cutting Instructions:

From the black fabric, cut:
(10) 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ squares
(8) 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ rectangles
(2) 2″ x 2″ squares
(2) 1″ x 3 1/2″ rectangles
(2) 1″ x 4 1/2″ rectangles
(8) 1″ x 1″ square
(1) 1 1/2″ X 3 1/2″ rectangle

From the dark orange fabric, cut:
(4) 1″ x 2 1/2″ rectangles
(4) 1″ x 3″ rectangles

From the orange fabric, cut:
(16) 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ squares

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

From the dark yellow fabric, cut:
(2) 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.
Trim to 1 1/2″ square. 

Make 4 light orange/black.

Rectangle with Flipped Corner

Mark the back of black 1″ squares from corner to corner.

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

   

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

Repeat with the 1″ x 3″ dark orange rectangles.
Unit measures 1″ x 3″ rectangle.
Make 2 left and 2 right facing.

Flying Geese Units

Mark the backs of the orange 1 1/2″ squares from corner to corner.
Lay in the corner of a black 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ rectangle right sides together.
Sew on the marked line. Trim off the corner. Press the remaining part of the orange square up to complete the corner.
Repeat with another orange 1 1/2″ marked square for the other corner.
Unit measures 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ rectangle.
Make 8.

Center Assembly

Using the extra 1 1/2″ squares, half square triangles, flying geese, and the rectangles with flipped corners, lay out the block as shown below. Sew the rows. Sew the rows 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 aqua, dark sky, 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 orange units.
Make 2 dark aqua units.
Make 2 dark yellow units.
Make 4 dark turquoise units.
Make 2 coral units
Make 2 dark sky units.
Make 4 light 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 21.

Journey to Paducah and visit iquilt 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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