Journey to Paducah – Block Twenty-Five

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Journey to Paducah – Block Twenty-five

15″ x 15″ finished block size

Fabrics:

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

Center Block Cutting Instructions:

From the black fabric, cut:
(19) 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ squares
(2) 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ rectangles
(2) 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ rectangles
(10) 2 1/4″ x 2 1/4″ squares

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

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

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

Center Block Instructions:

Quarter Square Triangles

Mark the backs of the light orange 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.
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.
Sew a 1/4″ on both sides of the marked line. Cut apart on the marked line.
Make 4.

Unit measures 1 1/2″ square.

Repeat with the orange and dark orange 2 1/4″ squares paired with the black 2 1/4″ squares. Make the half square triangles, then mix an orange/black half square triangle with a dark orange half square triangle to make a mixed quarter square triangle.

Make 16.

Unit measures 1 1/2″ square.

Center Assembly

Using the extra center block pieces and flipped corner units, 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 4 light yellow units.
Make 4 dark turquoise units.
Make 2 dark sky units.
Make 2 dark aqua units.
Make 2 dark yellow units.
Make 2 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 25.

Journey to Paducah and visit Calico Patch Designs 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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