2019 Block of the Month—September: “Sawtooth Star” 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 August 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 September “Sawtooth Star” 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 September PDF

Choose the Fabrics

For the New! Summer Picnic 2019 FREE! Block of the Month Series, “Sawtooth Star” September 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 Main, Afternoon Picnic Red Gingham and Afternoon Picnic Cream Tonal

September “Sawtooth Star” Block

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

Cut Fabric for Block

  • Cut four 3-1/2″ squares of Afternoon Picnic Cream Tonal.
  • Cut four 3-7/8″ squares of Afternoon Picnic Red Gingham and Afternoon Picnic Cream Tonal.
  • Cut one 6-1/2″ square of Afternoon Picnic Cream Main.

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 3-7/8″ squares cut from Afternoon Picnic Red Gingham, and Afternoon Picnic Cream Tonal right sides together.

 

  • 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 from one block to the other.

  • Rotate block, stitch along other side of center mark.

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

Assemble Blocks

  • Layout block following diagram. Rotate squares as necessary.

Join Squares

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

  • 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.

 

Watch Sewing With Nancy online at Nancy Zieman dot com

 

The Best of Sewing With Nancy TV Show hosted by Nancy Zieman

 

 

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 from Clover from the September 14 Blog post is, Jennifer Fried

Her comment is: My next project will be making seatbelt buffers for your neck. These are easy to make and protect your neck from the sharp edge of the seatbelt. I am making them for family and friends for Christmas. Love to sew ! The Old sew n sew.

 

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