2019 Block of the Month—October: “Night Vision” Quilt Block

In January, Team Nancy Zieman introduced the first of 12 blocks in the New! Summer Picnic 2019 FREE! Block of the Month Series. Find the January through September Quilt Block Tutorials under Popular Blog Posts: 2019 Block of the Month. Join the New! Summer Picnic 2019 Block of the Month Series, anytime, by viewing the supply listing in the January 5th NZP Blog Posting.

Each month, we’re featuring one quilt block design. The quilt blocks are created using Nancy Zieman’s NEW! Afternoon Picnic Fat Quarter Pack* from Riley Blake Designs (*18″ x 22″ fabric rectangles) plus background, sashing, border, and binding fabrics. Follow along as we demonstrate how to create the October “Night Vision” Quilt Block (below).

Keep your fabric choices sorted using this handy Fabric Planner diagram. Download the planner HERE. Make notes or pin swatches to remind you of the fabric placements.

2019 Block of the Month Afternoon Picnic October PDF


Choose the Fabrics

For the New! Summer Picnic 2019 FREE! Block of the Month Series, “Night Vision” October Quilt Block, select the following fabrics from your Nancy Zieman’s NEW! Afternoon Picnic Fat Quarter Pack from Riley Blake Designs and a Nancy Zieman’s No-Hassle Triangle Gauge by Clover.

Afternoon Picnic Cream Tonal, Afternoon Picnic Blue Tonal and Afternoon Picnic Black Tonal

October “Night Vision” Block

Instructions: (Each block is a 12″ finished square. Finished quilt measures approximately 44-1/2″ x 57-1/2″)

Note From Team Nancy

If you haven’t already, it’s time to start cutting into your 3 yards of Cream Tonal fabric yardage (or a cream tonal fabric from your stash). Your Cream Tonal fat quarter will likely soon be depleted, and you’ll start cutting Cream Tonal block elements from the Cream Tonal 3 yd. fabric yardage – as listed in the Gather Your Supplies  January 5th NZP Blog Posting.

Cut Fabric for Block

  • Cut two 4-7/8″ squares of Afternoon Picnic Cream Tonal.
  • Cut two  4-7/8″ squares of Afternoon Picnic Blue Tonal.
  • Cut four 4-7/8″ square of Afternoon Picnic Black Tonal.
  • Cut one 4-1/2″ square of Afternoon Picnic Blue Tonal.

Construct The Units

All seam allowances are scant 1/4″ unless otherwise stated.

The step-by-step photos illustrate construction of the block.

Half-Square Triangles (HSTs)


Create eight half-square triangle blocks:

  • Align 4-7/8″ squares cut from Afternoon Picnic Cream Tonal and Afternoon Picnic Blue Tonal with Afternoon Picnic Black Tonal, right sides together. You will have two sets of Afternoon Picnic Cream Tonal and Afternoon Picnic Black Tonal and two sets of Afternoon Picnic Blue Tonal and Afternoon Picnic Black Tonal.

  • Mark blocks using a No-Hassle Triangles Gauge and an erasable gel pen.
  • Use a No-Hassle Triangles Gauge. The left side of the gauge is designated to create 1/2-square triangle blocks. Depress button on sliding portion of the gauge and move to size of the desired 1/2-square triangle.

 

  • Stack two squares, right sides together. Place No-Hassle Triangles Gauge on block set, corner to corner. Match corner marks of gauge with corner of block sets. Mark fabric through center of gauge with an erasable gel pen.

Stitch Blocks

  • Align presser foot along one side of center mark, stitch.
  • Kiss the next block set to the stitched block and chain stitch (stitching continually) from one block to the other.

  • Rotate blocks 180 degrees, stitch along other side of center mark.

  • Cut blocks apart along center markings with a rotary cutter, ruler, and mat.
  • Open blocks and press seams to darker fabric.

Assemble Blocks

  • Layout block following diagram. Rotate squares as necessary.

Join Squares

  • Place half-square triangle sets from left column onto middle column, right sides together, in pairs.
  • Chain stitch from one square set to the next. Clip threads between. Press seams open or to one side.

  • Place half-square triangle sets from right column onto middle column, right sides together, in pairs.
  • Chain stitch from one square set to the next. Clip threads between. Press seams open or to one side.
  • Place top row onto middle row, right sides together, and stitch rows together. Press seams open or to one side.

  • Place bottom row onto middle row, right sides together, and stitch rows together to create complete block. Press seams open or to one side.

Nancy Zieman’s No-Hassle Triangles Quilt Blocks book shows how to create 12 additional quilt blocks. For best results, use the No-Hassle Triangles Gauge.

How to make 1/2-square triangles by Nancy Zieman

 

Watch No-Hassle Triangles Quilt Blocks (Part One and Part Two) on The Best of Sewing With Nancy online.

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For a chance to win Nancy Zieman’s New! Afternoon Picnic Fat Quarter Pack please leave a comment below.

 

The randomly selected winner of a No-Hassle Triangles Gauge by Nancy Zieman Productions from Clover, from the October 1 and October 12 2019 Table Runner Sewing Challenge Blog Posts is: Alisa.

Her comment is: This is exciting! I just completed my fall table runner! Actually, I made 4. My 3 sisters live near each other while I am mile apart. They get together once a month and do a craft or something special. I felt left out and miss them, so I came up with a plan to do something together. I put 4 table runner panels together and cut out fall shapes adding steam a seam to the backs. I then sent them to my sister and had them design their runners with the applique designs. they sent them back and I appliqued their designs, quilted and sewed the binding to the front. one day this month, I will get down to visit, sit and have tea while we sew the binding to the backs and catch up! I’ll send photos of the completed runners!

 2019 Fall Table Runner Sewing Challenge Hosted by Nancy Zieman Productions

Enter the NEW! 2019 Nancy Zieman Productions Fall Sewing Challenges!

Join the 2019 NZP Table Runner Sewing Challenge by stitching a table runner and showcasing your sewing and quilting talents. Table runner entries may be any color palette, feature any sewing, quilting, or machine embroidery techniques, and must be a size that fits on a kitchen or dining table—use your imagination! Find challenge details in the October 1st NZP Blog Posting.
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Nancy Zieman Productions I Sew For Fun Kids' Sewing Challenge Badge 2019All youth, age 15 and under, are invited to participate in the NEW! 2019 I Sew For Fun Kids’ Sewing Challenge! Enter the challenge by purchasing the Official 2019 I Sew For Fun Kids’ Sewing Challenge Cinch Sack Kit, at the NEW! NZP Shop. Quantities are limited! Find challenge details in the September 30th NZP Blog Posting.

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Happy Quilting!

Team Nancy Zieman

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