August 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Chainlink Block

Nancy’s Red Elegance

2020 Block of the Month August: Chainlink Block

Introducing the eighth of 12 FREE! Quit Block Tutorials in the NEW! 2020 Nancy Zieman Productions Nancy’s Red Elegance Block of the Month Mystery Quilt Series! The Chainlink Block, also known as a Drunkard’s Path Block variation, is quickly made in multiples when cutting our Circle Blocks into quarters!

In January, Team Nancy Zieman introduced the NEW! 2020 Nancy Zieman Productions Nancy’s Red Elegance Block of the Month Mystery Quilt Series. Join the NEW! 2020 Nancy Zieman Productions Nancy’s Red Elegance Block of the Month Mystery Quilt Series, anytime, by viewing the Basic Supplies and Tools Listing in the January 1, 2020 NZP BoM20 Kick Off Blog Posting.

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 August Chainlink Block.

August 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Chainlink Block

NEW! Red Elegance Fat Quarter Pack - by Nancy Zieman Productions for Riley Blake Designs

August Chainlink Block

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

August 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Chainlink Block

Block Fabrics

For the Nancy’s Red Elegance August Chainlink Block, select the “Circle” Template from the Carefree Curves Template Set, along with the following fat quarter fabrics from the NEW! Red Elegance Fat Quarter Bundle.

 

Note From Team Nancy Zieman ProductionsThis month you’ll begin cutting into your “medium” one-yard fabric cut. Team NZP chose the Red Elegance – Tonal Taupe as our “medium” fabric choice. Or, you may use your “light” one-yard fabric cut for the block background, this month – the choice is yours. 

August 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Chainlink Block

Red Elegance Stems Brick, Red Elegance Tonal Red, and Red Elegance Tonal Taupe (or other).

JT445_01 Quilter’s Starch Savvy available at shopnzp.com

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.

Trace 'n Create Quilt Templates Carefree Curves Collection by Nancy Zieman

Carefree Curves Trace ‘n Create Template by Nancy Zieman for Clover

View the complete Basic Supplies and Tools Listing in the January 1, 2020 NZP BoM20 Kick Off Blog Posting, .

Cut Fabrics for the Block

Note From Team Nancy Zieman Productions Create super-simple 1/4–Circle Blocks with simple fabric squares and Pellon Sof-Shape squares!

August 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Chainlink Block

August 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Chainlink Block

August 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Chainlink Block

August 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Chainlink Block

Pellon White Sof-Shape Fusible Interfacing available at shopnzp.com

For 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!

August 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Chainlink Block

Construct the Blocks

Create Center Circle Appliqués

August 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Chainlink Block

August 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Chainlink Block

August 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Chainlink Block

Size 75 Schmetz Quilting Needles available at shopnzp.com

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.
August 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Chainlink Block
August 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Chainlink Block
  • Using a Scissors, carefully cut away the center of the interfacing, leaving about 1″ of interfacing on the inside of stitching line.
August 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Chainlink Block
Note From Team Nancy Zieman ProductionsSave interfacing scraps for a later project when making, perhaps, smaller circles ;-)
August 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Chainlink Block
  • Press.
August 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Chainlink Block

August 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Chainlink Block

Topstitch Circle Appliqués to Block Background Fabric Squares

August 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Chainlink Block
  • Open.
August 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Chainlink Block
August 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Chainlink Block

August 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Chainlink Block

  • Layer wrong side of one circle appliqué onto the right side of one background square, aligning fold lines. Pin.
August 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Chainlink Block
  • Thread sewing machine with monofilament thread in the top thread of your sewing machine, and regular all-purpose sewing thread in the bobbin.
  • Set your sewing machine for a narrow blind-hem stitch, blanket stitch, zigzag stitch, or straight stitch to “machine appliqué” the circle to the background. You’ll choose one stitching style :-)
August 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Chainlink Block
  • Press.
August 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Chainlink Block

August 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Chainlink Block

August 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Chainlink Block

Cut 1/4–Circle Blocks from Circle Blocks

  • Using a Rotary Cutter, Ruler, and Mat, cut each Circle Block in four equal square sections – cutting along folded creased lines. Each quarter section will measure 4-1/2″ square.
August 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Chainlink Block
August 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Chainlink Block
August 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Chainlink Block
August 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Chainlink Block

Assemble Chainlink Blocks

  • Arrange quarter-square blocks into TEN Separate Chainlink Blocks as shown below.
August 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Chainlink Block
Note From Team Nancy Zieman Productions To assure blocks sections fit together – when later assembling all monthly blocks into one finished quilt – be sure to stitch the August Chainlink Blocks into block sections, using a scant 1/4″ seam allowance.

Stitch Chainlink Blocks

  • Using scant 1/4″ seams, stitch 1/4–Circle Blocks into TEN Blocks, as shown below. Stitch 1/4-Circle Blocks in pairs, then in rows.
  • Stitch 1/4-Circle Blocks in pairs, as shown.
August 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Chainlink Block
  • Stitch
August 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Chainlink Block
  • Stitch
August 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Chainlink Block
August 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Chainlink Block

August 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Chainlink Block

Note From Team Nancy Zieman Productions Sew TEN separate August Chainlink Blocks, as shown. These ten separate blocks are set aside, until later assembled into the finished quilt!

 

The Nancy’s Red Elegance August Chainlink Blocks are complete!

August 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Chainlink Block

Watch Stitch it! Sisters Program 112: Carefree Curves in Quilts!

 

 

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Quilter’s Starch Savvy, Set of 2 on sale at ShopNZP.com, Save 15 Percent Off

 

 

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 August Chainlink 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.

Nancy Zieman Productions Giveaway Winner Announcement

The randomly selected winner of a  Stitch it! Sisters 5″ Fabric Short Stack with S!S button & sticker, from the August 8, No-Hassle Napkins Sewing Tutorial and NEW! Boutique Wildflower Fabrics is Alice R Watts.

Afternoon Picnic 5-inch Fabric Short Stack with Stitch it! Sisters Button & Sticker Giveaway

Her comment is: Been making napkins as gifts and for myself. Thank you for the one side sewing. Trying it this week.

 

 

Happy Quilting!

Team Nancy Zieman

Nancy Zieman Productions. LLC.

 

 

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