2015 Block of the Month

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See Nancy Zieman’s 2015 Adventure Quilt: a Block of the Month program. New blocks are released each month. Check back often and share photos of your blocks. We’d love to see how your blocks are turning out. #NZBoM

2015 Adventure Quilt by Nancy Zieman | How to Finish a Block of the Month Sampler Quilt

2015 Adventure Quilt – Finished Quilt Revealed

Twelve short months ago we jumped on this adventure together to make a block of the month quilt. Little did you know it was a mystery quilt and block of the month as each new block was revealed on the third Saturday of each month. I’m grateful to have you on the adventure with me. If … Continue Reading

Half-Square and Quarter-Square Triangle Block | December Block of the Month | 2015 Adventure Quilt by Nancy Zieman

2015 Adventure Quilt: Block #12

December’s Block of the Month in The 2015 Adventure Quilt is the Square Dance. This block features quarter-square and half-square triangle units. Once those are constructed, the block is assembled as an easy 9-patch. This block has a completely different look depending on the fabric color placement. I cannot wait to show the tricks for completing the … Continue Reading

Tumbler Block | November Block of the Month | 2015 Adventure Quilt by Nancy Zieman

2015 Adventure Quilt Block of the Month #11

November’s Block of the Month in The 2015 Adventure Quilt is the Tumbler Block. To create the 12″ finished Tumbler Block, I used the Tumbler Template  from Clover’s Trace N Create Grandmother’s One Patch Template Collection. This template also includes the half-tumbler shape to finish the ends of each row. Block #11: Tumbler All blocks in The 2015 Adventure Quilt measure 12-1/2″ x 12-1/2″, … Continue Reading

Nancy Zieman | October 2015 Block of the Month | Triangle Medley | Half Square Triangle

2015 Adventure Quilt Block of the Month #10

Half-square triangles are a go-to traditional quilt block element. They are so easy to make, I had to include them in the 2015 Adventure Quilt. Once you see how fast these are to stitch, you may find that this month’s block of the month will turn into blocks of the month with many layout options. … Continue Reading

Nancy Zieman | September 2015 Block of the Month | Celestial Circle

2015 Adventure Quilt: Block of the Month #9

During this Block of the Month lesson, learn the secret to stitching perfect circle shapes. Not to worry, you will not be cutting curved shapes; the magic happens with rectangles, fusible interfacing, and a short stitch length. My quilting tip of using fusible interfacing is the key, which practically guarantees a smooth, gradual curve. September’s … Continue Reading

Nancy Zieman 2015 Adventure Quilt | Block of the Month | Quarter Lone Star

2015 Adventure Quilt Block of the Month #8

The eighth Block of the Month in The 2015 Adventure Quilt is the Quarter Lone Star. Using the Trace ‘n Create Quilt Templates— Lone Star Quilts Collection, create a simplified version of a quilting classic using fabric scraps from your quilting collection. Stitch the Lone Star block without any dreaded Y-seams.  Notions, Fabrics, and Supplies: Get started by choosing fabrics. Any … Continue Reading

Block Seven-Lady's Fan Block from Nancy Zieman's 2015 Block of the Month

2015 Adventure Quilt: Block of the Month #7

The seventh Block of the Month in The 2015 Adventure Quilt is the Modern Lady’s Fan. Using the Wagon Wheel & Fan Template from The Carefree Curves Template Collection, create a simplified version of a quilting classic.  If you’ve been following along, you know that this Block of the Month series is a scrap fabric adventure. Notions, Fabrics, and Supplies: … Continue Reading

Block Six-Art Deco Dresden Block from Nancy Zieman's 2015 Block of the Month.

2015 Adventure Quilt: Block of the Month #6

Can you believe we are half way through our block of the month adventure? This sixth Block of the Month is the Art Deco Dresden. The modifications to a traditional Dresden block give a striking new look to an old favorite. Using the Sew Grand Dresden Templates, the Dresden sections are pieced and easily machine appliquéd. You … Continue Reading

Nancy Zieman - Block of the Month - 2015 Adventure Quilt - Lone Star Quilt Block

2015 Adventure Quilt Block of the Month #5

The fifth Block of the Month pattern is the Lone Star. Don’t fear the traditional Y-seam construction; I’ve developed a template that makes this block a breeze. The modifications are translated into easy-to-use templates, Trace ‘n Create Quilting Templates—Lone Star Collection. This set of templates creates four block sizes; for this Lone Star, our block measures 12-1/2″ … Continue Reading

Adventure Quilt Block of the Month Quilt | April 2015 | Nancy Zieman

2015 Adventure Quilt—Block of the Month #4

We are one-third of the way through the 2015 Adventure Quilt—my first Block of the Month journey. I’m planning my finished quilt to include 24 total blocks, making two scrap blocks each month from the same pattern with different fabrics. Our fourth Block of the Month pattern is the The Ferris Wheel Block. The Trace ‘n … Continue Reading

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