June 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Twirling Propeller Block

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2020 Block of the Month June Twirling Propeller

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On the third Saturday of each month, we’ll feature one block design, and we’ll be stitching one or more blocks of the same design each month. The blocks are created using Our NEW! Red Elegance Fabric Collection by Riley Blake and the Carefree Curves Trace ‘n Create Template Set by Nancy Zieman for Clover. Follow along as we show step-by-step how to create the June Twirling Propeller

June 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Twirling Propeller Block

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June Twirling Propeller Block

NOTE: This block is 8-1/2″ square; 8″ finished square when sewn into finished quilt.

June 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Twirling Propeller Block

Block Fabrics

 

For the Nancy’s Red Elegance June Twirling Propeller Block, select the following two fat quarter fabrics from the NEW! Red Elegance Fat Quarter Bundle:

June 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Twirling Propeller Block

Red Elegance Diamonds Brick and Red Elegance Textured Berry

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Note From Team Nancy Zieman ProductionsPrepare your fabrics! Pre-shrink fabrics by steaming and pressing, and steaming and pressing a second time. Then, stabilize fabrics for the sewing process by pressing and starching fabrics with June Tailor’s Starch Savvy. Press and starch, press and starch.

 

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Cut Fabric for the Blocks

Note From Team Nancy Zieman Productions Create FOUR Twirling Propeller Blocks with just two fabrics, and Pellon Sof-Shape interfacing!

June 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Twirling Propeller Block
June 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Twirling Propeller Block
June 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Twirling Propeller Block

For this June block of the m0nth in the NEW! 2020 Nancy Zieman Productions Nancy’s Red Elegance Block of the Month Mystery Quilt Series, we’re sharing Nancy Zieman’s techniques for creating perfect circles – without ever cutting a circle!

June 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Twirling Propeller Block

Construct the Blocks

Create the Center Propeller Appliqués

June 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Twirling Propeller Block

June 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Twirling Propeller Block
June 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Twirling Propeller Block
  • With with fine point marking pen or pencil, trace a 4″ circle on glue dot-side of interfacing – or trace a 4″ circle using a drinking glass.

June 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Twirling Propeller Block

June 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Twirling Propeller Block

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Note From Team Nancy Zieman ProductionsIt’s always easier to stitch smooth curves with a shorter stitch length, such as a 2.0 mm setting.
June 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Twirling Propeller Block
June 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Twirling Propeller Block

June 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Twirling Propeller Block

  • Carefully cut away the center of the interfacing, leaving about 3/4″-1″ of interfacing at the inside of stitching line.
June 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Twirling Propeller Block
June 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Twirling Propeller Block
  • Press.

June 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Twirling Propeller Block

June 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Twirling Propeller Block
  • Fold circle in half, Press.

June 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Twirling Propeller Block

  • Using a rotary cutter, ruler and mat, cut circle in half.

June 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Twirling Propeller Block

Topstitch Propeller Appliqués to Block Background

  • Layer one half-circle propeller applique onto one background fabric square, centering appliqué along one edge. Pin.

June 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Twirling Propeller Block

  • Thread sewing machine with monofilament thread in the top thread of sewing machine, and regular all-purpose sewing thread in the bobbin.
  • Use a narrow blind hem stitch, blanket stitch, zigzag stitch, or straight stitch to “machine appliqué” the circle to the background.

June 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Twirling Propeller Block

  • Repeat steps above and make sixteen propeller quarter-blocks!

June 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Twirling Propeller Block

Repeat steps above and make sixteen propeller quarter-blocks!

Arrange 1/4–Blocks into Propeller Block

  • Arrange four 1/4–blocks into one Propeller Block, rotating quarter-blocks as shown.

June 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Twirling Propeller Block

Join 1/4–Blocks into Propeller Block

  • Place squares from right side column onto left side column, right sides together, pin.

June 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Twirling Propeller Block

  • Stitch block sets together, using scant 1/4″ seams. Kiss the next block set to the stitched block and chain stitch.

June 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Twirling Propeller Block

  • Clip threads between block sets.

June 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Twirling Propeller Block

  • Open blocks and press seams flat, then press to one side.

June 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Twirling Propeller Block

  • Layout block following diagram.

June 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Twirling Propeller Block

  • Place block set from top row onto bottom row, right sides together, pin.

June 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Twirling Propeller Block

  • Stitch block sets together using scant 1/4″ seam.

June 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Twirling Propeller Block

  • Press seam flat.

June 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Twirling Propeller Block

  • Open block and press seam to one side.

June 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Twirling Propeller Block

June 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Twirling Propeller Block

 Repeat steps above and make FOUR June Propeller Blocks!

The Nancy’s Red Elegance June Propeller Quilt Blocks are complete! NOTE: Stitch at total of FOUR June Propeller Quilt Blocks.

June 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Twirling Propeller Block

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Nancy Zieman Productions The Blog Giveaway

For a chance to be the random winner of a Stitch it! Sisters 5″ Fabric Short Stack with S!S button & sticker, please leave a comment below sharing your thoughts about the NEW! 2020 Nancy Zieman Productions Free! Block of the Month Mystery Quilt Series and/or The NEW! June Twirling Propeller Block. Nancy Zieman Productions will give away one Stitch it! Sisters 5″ Fabric Short Stack to one US resident in the 48 contiguous states. Winner must reply within 30 days to the official giveaway announcement email message – sent from Nancy Zieman Productions.

The randomly selected winner of a set of eight Landscape Quilt Note Cards Set by Nancy Zieman, from the June 13, Blog Post, Nancy Zieman Original Giclée Canvas Landscape Art Print: NEW! Natalie’s Window, is Lynette Wilson.

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Her comment is: What a hard choice!! I love them all, but if I have to choose only one I would choose Natalie’s Window.

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June 21, 2020 would have been Nancy’s 67th birthday. The Nancy Zieman Productions Team is honored to carry on her legacy and celebrate Nancy, and her many contributions to our world through her elegant style and gracious living.

Happy Quilting!

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