Journey to Paducah – Block Twenty-three

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Journey to Paducah – Block Twenty-three

15″ x 15″ finished block size

Fabrics:

Purple
Dark Purple
Black
Coral
Light Tomato
Dark Aqua
Dark Turquoise
Dark Sky
Light Orange
Light Pink

Center Block Cutting Instructions:

From the black fabric, cut:
(6) 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ squares
(4) 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ rectangles
(5) 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ rectangles

From the coral fabric, cut:
(6) 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ rectangles

From the light tomato fabric, cut:
(6) 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ squares
(2) 1 1/2″ x 3 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 turquoise 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 purple fabric, cut:
(1) 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ squares (used for paper piecing, cut to your preference.)

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

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

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

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

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

Center Block Instructions:

Rectangle with Flipped Corner

Mark the back of the light tomato 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 3 1/2″ rectangle. Sew on the line. Trim off the corner. Press the remaining part of the light tomato 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.

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 2 light orange units.
Make 2 dark aqua units.
Make 4 dark sky units.
Make 4 purple units.
Make 4 coral units.
Make 2 dark turquoise units.
Make 2 light pink 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 24.

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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