May 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Circle Block

Nancy’s Red Elegance

2020 Block of the Month May: Circle Block

Introducing the fifth of 12 FREE! Quit Block Tutorials for the NEW! 2020 Nancy Zieman Productions Nancy’s Red Elegance Block of the Month Mystery Quilt Series!

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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 May Circle Block.

May 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Circle Block

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

 

May Circle Block

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

May 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Circle Block

Block Fabrics

 

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

May 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Circle Block

Red Elegance Wallpaper Cream and Red Elegance Main Brick

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

 

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Cut Fabric for the Blocks

Note From Team Nancy Zieman Productions Create FOUR super-simple circle block with just two easy fabric squares and one square of Pellon Sof-Shape!

  • Cut four 8-1/2″ background square of Red Elegance Wallpaper Cream.
May 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Circle Block
  • Cut four 7″ square of Red Elegance Main Brick – for the center circle.
May 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Circle Block
May 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Circle Block

For this May 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!

May 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Circle Block

Construct the Blocks

Create the Center Circle Appliqué

May 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Circle Block

May 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Circle Block

May 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Circle Block

  • Stitch directly on the marked line using a slightly shorter stitch length.
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.
May 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Circle Block

May 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Circle Block

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

May 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Circle BlockMay 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Circle Block

Topstitch Appliqué to Block Background

  • Fold one background square in half, then in quarters to determine the center, use a Roll ‘n Press, or ‘finger press’ along the folded edges.
May 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Circle Block
  • Open.

May 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Circle Block

  • Fold the center circle applique in half, then in quarters to determine the center, use a Roll ‘n Press, or ‘finger press’ along the folded edges. Open.

May 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Circle Block

  • Layer the circle applique onto the background square aligning fold lines. Pin.

May 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Circle 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.

May 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Circle Block

  • Press.

May 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Circle Block

  • Repeat steps above and make FOUR May Circle Blocks!

The Nancy’s Red Elegance May Circle Blocks are complete! NOTE: Stitch FOUR May Circle Blocks .

May 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Circle Block

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

 

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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 May Circle 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 Roll ‘n Press from Clover, from the May 9 & 12 Blog posts, NEW! Stitch it! Sisters Quick Quilting in the Hoop: Fall Leaves Program 115 and NEW! Quick Quilting in the Hoop: Fall Leaves Embroidery Tutorial is Susan.

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Her comment is: The Fall Leaves Embroidery Collection is really quite lovely with the vibrant colors and the leaf patterns conveying the beauty of the season. Love the table runner. Could use the pattern to make coordinating pillows.

 

Happy Quilting!

Team Nancy Zieman

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