Nancy’s Red Elegance

2020 Block of the Month January: Circle Block

Introducing the first of 12 FREE! Quit Block Tutorials for the NEW! 2020 Nancy Zieman Productions Nancy’s Red Elegance Block of the Month Mystery Quilt Series! The Circle Block is a great block to start off the new year and our NEW! Monthly Mystery Quilt Series!

Earlier this month, 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 January Circle Block.

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

 

January Circle Block

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

 

 

Block Fabrics

 

For the Nancy’s Red Elegance January 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.


Red Elegance Main Cream and Red Elegance Main Taupe

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 Fabric for the Block

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

  •  Cut one 8-1/2″ background square of Red Elegance Main Cream.

  • Cut one 7″ square of Red Elegance Main Taupe – for the center circle.

For this first 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 a perfect circle – without ever cutting a circle!

 

Construct the Block

Create the Center Circle Appliqué

  • 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.

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

2020 Red Elegance January Block of the Month: Circle Block

 

Topstitch Appliqué to Block Background

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

  • 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.

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

  • Thread sewing machine with monofilament thread in the top thread of your 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.

  • Press.

The Nancy’s Red Elegance January Circle Block is complete! NOTE: Stitch only ONE January 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 January 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 set of eight Landscape Quilt Note Cards by Nancy Zieman, from the January 11 Blog Post, Nancy Zieman Original Giclée Canvas Landscape Art Print: Moon Lit Birches, is Diana Todd.

Her comment is: I don’t think I could choose one if I had to ! They are all amazing! I am saving scraps now to try making one myself . They are stunning!

 

 

 

Happy Quilting!

Team Nancy Zieman

Nancy Zieman Productions. LLC.

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