Journey to Paducah – Block Twenty-Four

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Journey to Paducah – Block Twenty-four

15″ x 15″ finished block size

Fabrics:

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

Center Block Cutting Instructions:

From the black fabric, cut:
(10) 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ squares
(4) 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ rectangles
(6) 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ rectangles
(2) 1 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ rectangle
(2) 2″ x 2″ squares

From the dark aqua fabric, cut:
(6) 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ squares

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

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

Center Block Instructions:

Rectangle with Flipped Corner

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

Using the image below as a guide, lay the marked 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 olive square up to complete the corner. 

 
Unit measures 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ rectangle.
Make 4.
Make 2 more using black 1 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ rectangle.

Repeat using this same technique with the green 1 1/2″ squares and black 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ rectangles.

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

Repeat using the same technique with light olive and green 1 1/2″ squares and the black 1 1/2″ x 3 1 1/2″ rectangles, sewing flipping squares on both ends. Use diagram for orientation of the sewing line and color placement.

Unit measures 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ rectangle.
Make 2 with one end light olive and the other green.
Make 2 with both ends light olive.

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 purple and dark sky 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 purple units.
Make 2 dark aqua units.
Make 12 purple 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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