2019 Block of the Month—July: “Shoo Fly” Quilt Block

In January, Team Nancy Zieman introduced the first of 12 blocks in the New! Summer Picnic 2019 FREE! Block of the Month Series. Find the January through June Quilt Block Tutorials under Popular Blog Posts: 2019 Block of the Month. Join the New! Summer Picnic 2019 Block of the Month Series, anytime, by viewing the supply listing in the January 5th NZP Blog Posting.

Each month, we’re featuring one quilt block design. The quilt blocks are created using Nancy Zieman’s NEW! Afternoon Picnic Fat Quarter Pack* from Riley Blake Designs (*18″ x 22″ fabric rectangles) plus background, sashing, border, and binding fabrics. Follow along as we demonstrate how to create this Month’s “Shoo Fly” Quilt Block (below).

Keep your fabric choices sorted using this handy Fabric Planner diagram. Download the planner HERE. Make notes or pin swatches to remind you of the fabric placements.

2019 Block of the Month Afternoon Picnic Summer Picnic July Shoo Fly PDF

Choose the Fabrics

For the New! Summer Picnic 2019 FREE! Block of the Month Series, “Shoo Fly” Quilt Block, select the following fabrics from your Nancy Zieman’s NEW! Afternoon Picnic Fat Quarter Pack from Riley Blake Designs and a Nancy Zieman’s No-Hassle Triangle Gauge by Clover.

Afternoon Picnic Cream Main, Afternoon Picnic Red Tonal, and Afternoon Picnic Black Gingham

“Shoo Fly” Block

This whimsical Shoo Fly block is a great addition to our Afternoon Picnic, Summer Picnic block of the month series. Using four half square triangles and five squares this quilt block will go together in a flash, then you can enjoy the warm summer evenings with family and friends.

Instructions: (Each block is a 12″ finished square. Finished quilt measures approximately 44-1/2″ x 57-1/2″)

Cut Fabric for Block

Construct The Units

All seam allowances are scant 1/4″ unless otherwise stated.

The step-by-step photos illustrate construction of the block.

Half Square Triangles (HSTs)

1. Create four 1/2-square triangle blocks of Afternoon Picnic Cream Main and Afternoon Picnic Red Tonal.

Note From Team Nancy Zieman The advantage of using the No-Hassle Triangle Gauge is accuracy. It’s easy to double check that the block set fits within the confines of the gauge. If the block set extends beyond or is shorter, trim or cut another block.

Stitch Blocks

  • Align presser foot along one side of center mark, stitch.
  • Kiss the next block set to the stitched block and chain stitch from one block to the other.
  • Rotate block, stitch along other side of center mark.

  • Cut blocks apart along center markings with a rotary cutter, ruler, and mat.
  • Press seams to darker fabric.
Assemble Blocks
2. Lay out Shoo Fly block, rotating squares as necessary.

Join Squares

3. Stitch the Shoo Fly block.
  • Place squares from first column onto second column, right sides together.
  • Chain stitch from one block set to the next. Clip threads between blocks.
  • Press seams open, or press seams to alternate sides.
  • Place squares from third column onto second column, right sides together.
  • Chain stitch from one block set to the next. Clip threads between blocks.
  • Press seams open, or press seams to alternate sides.
  • Stitch top row to middle row, right sides together.
  • Press.

  • Stitch bottom row to middle row, right sides together, to create the complete Shoo Fly block.
  • Press

Nancy Zieman’s No-Hassle Triangles Quilt Blocks book shows how to create 12 additional quit blocks. For best results, use the No-Hassle Triangles Gauge.

How to make 1/2-square triangles by Nancy Zieman

Watch No-Hassle Triangles Quilt Blocks (Part One and Part Two) on The Best of Sewing With Nancy online.

Watch Sewing With Nancy online at Nancy Zieman dot comThe Best of Sewing With Nancy TV Show hosted by Nancy Zieman

For a chance to win Nancy Zieman’s New! Afternoon Picnic Fat Quarter Pack please leave a comment below.

 

 

 

The randomly selected winner of two tickets to Quilt Expo and two Quilt To Give Volunteer Pins, from the July 13 Blog post, is Marlene Milligan.

View the Quilt Expo Advance Registration Guide and Register for Quilt Expo Classes today!

Her comment is: I am jumping on board and making a Quilt to Give! I’m also hoping to attend the show in Madison and would love to participate in sewing a quilt.

 

 

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Happy Quilting!

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