2019 Block of the Month—November: “Weathervane” 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 October 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 the November “Weathervane” 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 November PDF

Choose the Fabrics

For the New! Summer Picnic 2019 FREE! Block of the Month Series, “Weathervane” November 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 Tonal, Afternoon Picnic Blue Floral, and Afternoon Picnic Black Main

November “Weathervane” Block

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

Note From Team Nancy

 

If you haven’t already, it’s time to start cutting into your 3 yards of Cream Tonal fabric yardage (or a cream tonal fabric from your stash). Your Cream Tonal fat quarter will likely soon be depleted, and you’ll start cutting Cream Tonal block elements from the Cream Tonal 3 yd. fabric yardage – as listed in the Gather Your Supplies January 5th NZP Blog Posting.

Cut Fabric for Block

  • Cut one 4-1/2″ square of Afternoon Picnic Black Main.
  • Cut four 2-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ rectangles of Afternoon Picnic Cream Tonal.
  • Cut four 2-1/2″ squares each of Afternoon Picnic Blue Floral and Afternoon Picnic Black Main.
  • Cut four 2-7/8″ squares of each of Afternoon Picnic Cream Tonal and Afternoon Picnic Black Main.
  • Cut eight 2-7/8″ squares of Afternoon Picnic Blue Floral

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)


Create eight half-square triangle blocks:

  • Align 2-7/8″ squares cut from Afternoon Picnic Cream Tonal and Afternoon Picnic Black Main with Afternoon Picnic Blue Floral, right sides together. You will have four sets of Afternoon Picnic Cream Tonal and Afternoon Picnic Blue Floral and four sets of Afternoon Picnic Black Main and Afternoon Picnic Blue Floral.

  • Mark blocks using a No-Hassle Triangles Gauge and an erasable gel pen.
  • Use a No-Hassle Triangles Gauge. The left side of the gauge is designated to create 1/2-square triangle blocks. Depress button on sliding portion of the gauge and move to size of the desired 1/2-square triangle.

 

  • Stack two squares, right sides together. Place No-Hassle Triangles Gauge on block set, corner to corner. Match corner marks of gauge with corner of block sets. Mark fabric through center of gauge with a fabric marking pen.

Stitch Blocks

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

  • Rotate blocks 180 degrees, stitch along other side of center mark.

  • Cut blocks apart along center markings with a rotary cutter, ruler, and mat.
  • Open blocks and press seams to darker fabric.

Assemble Blocks

  • Layout block following diagram. Rotate squares as necessary.

Join Squares

  • Place half-square triangle and square sets from left column onto second column, right sides together, in pairs. Repeat with center column and right column.
  • Chain stitch from one square set to the next. Clip threads between. Press seams open or to one side.

  • Place half-square triangle and rectangle sets from; top middle, right middle, bottom middle and left middle right sides together, in pairs.
  • Chain stitch from one square set to the next. Clip threads between. Press seams open or to one side.

  • Place sets from right column onto middle column, right sides together, in pairs. Repeat with left column onto middle column.
  • Chain stitch from one square set to the next. Clip threads between. Press seams open or to one side.
  • Place top row onto second row, right sides together, and stitch rows together. Place bottom row onto fourth row, right sides together, and stitch together. Press seams open or to one side.

  • Place top row onto middle row, right sides together, and stitch rows together. Press seams open or to one side.

  • Place bottom row onto middle row, right sides together, and stitch rows together to create complete block. Press seams open or to one side.

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

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Her comment is: The Dresden column table runner looks like a fun and easy project. Thank you so much for doing these videos! I was at the Madison quilt show this summer and went to Deanna’s talk about Nancy, where Deanna also introduced us to Dana. The talk was great and I was so excited to hear that you’d be picking up Nancy’s tradition of bringing fun and easy project videos to us.

 

 

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