Journey to Paducah – Block Twenty-Seven

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Journey to Paducah – Block Twenty-seven

15″ x 15″ finished block size

Fabrics:

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

Center Block Cutting Instructions:

From the black fabric, cut:
(16) 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ squares
(4) 1 1/2″ x 3″ rectangles
(2) 3″ x 3″ squares
(4) 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ rectangles

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

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

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 dark yellow 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 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

Center Block Instructions:

Half Square Triangle Units

Mark the backs of the orange 3″ squares from corner to corner.
Layer with the black 3″ squares, right sides together.
Sew a 1/4″ on both sides of the marked line. Cut apart on the marked line.
Trim to 2 1/2″ square. 

Make 4 orange/black.

Mark the backs of the orange 1 1/2″ squares from corner to corner.
Lay on the black corner of a orange/black half square triangle, 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. 


Unit measures 2 1/2″ square. 
Make 4.

Flying Geese Unit

Mark the backs of the black 1 1/2″ squares from corner to corner.
Lay in the corner of a light orange 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 black square up to complete the corner. 

      

Repeat with another black 1 1/2″ marked square for the other corner.


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

Make 8 light orange.

Center Assembly

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 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 yellow units.
Make 2 dark aqua units.
Make 4 dark turquoise units.
Make 2 dark yellow units.
Make 4 light orange 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″.

Color Key available here. Come back tomorrow for Block 28.

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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