Journey to Paducah – Block One

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Journey to Paducah – Block One

15″ x 15″ finished block size

Fabrics:

Black
Dark Purple
Purple
Light Purple
Dark Fuchsia

Center Block Cutting Instructions:

From the black fabric, cut:

(24) 2″ x 2″ squares

From the dark purple fabric, cut:

(8) 2″ x 2″ squares

From the purple fabric, cut:

(8) 2″ x 2″ squares

From the light purple fabric, cut:

(4) 2″ x 2″ squares

From the dark fuchsia fabric, cut:

(4) 2″ x 2″ squares
(1) 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ square

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:

(4) 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ squares (Used for paper piecing, cut to your preference.)

From the purple fabric, cut:

(16) 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ squares

From the light purple fabric, cut:

(4) 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ squares

Center Block Instructions:

Half Square Triangle Units

Mark the backs of the black 2″ squares from corner to corner.
Layer with the colored 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 16 dark purple/black.
Make 16 purple/black.
Make 8 light purple/black.
Make 8 dark fuchsia/black.

Use the diagram below to lay out the Half Square Triangles in rows along with the 1 1/2″ dark fuchsia square.

Sew the rows together.
Trim the block center to 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 squares 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 shown below.

  

Sew the black 1 1/2″ X 3 1/2″ rectangles to the other side of the corner unit. Make 4.

Side Frame Unit

Sew a black 1 1/2″ square to each side of the 1 1/2″ purple and light purple squares. Make 16 purple units. Make 4 light purple 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″.

Find the color key here. Come back tomorrow for Block 2.

Journey to Paducah and visit Wendt Quilting 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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Kaen Kelter

Where are the quilting ideas for blocks 2 & 3?

Carol

How do we down load the individual blocks?

How long will the patterns be available? I’m finishing up another 2 projects at the moment.

Will I be able to print the directions?

Love this idea.

Linda

Fun

Vicki Robles

Is there a way we may know how much of each fabric and what individual colors are needed for this quilt? If it was stated, I missed it and for that I am sorry. I would love to make this quilt. Thank you, Vicki Robles

Mary Shirey

Just received my fabric. Can’t wait to get started.

michelle

Why do the blocks have to be so large? 15 inches? The finished quilt must weight a ton. I would love to make it but I can’t invest so much money in that amount of fabric. Any chance of making the blocks six or eight inches? It is so beautiful, and I would love to make it.