July 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Corner Curves Block

July 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Corner Curves Block

July 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Corner Curves Block

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July 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Corner Curves Block

Nancy’s Red Elegance

2020 Block of the Month July: Corner Curves Block

Introducing the seventh 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 Corner Curves 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 July Corner Curves Block.

July 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Corner Curves Block

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

July Corner Curves Block

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

July 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Corner Curves Block

Block Fabrics

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

July 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Corner Curves Block

Red Elegance Lace Berry, Red Elegance Diamonds Taupe, Red Elegance Textured Red and Red Elegance Lace 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 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!

July 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Corner Curves Block

July 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Corner Curves Block

July 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Corner Curves Block

July 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Corner Curves Block

July 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Corner Curves 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!

July 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Corner Curves Block

Construct the Blocks

Create Center Circle Appliqués

July 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Corner Curves Block

July 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Corner Curves Block

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

July 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Corner Curves Block

Topstitch Circle Appliqués to Block Background Fabric Squares

July 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Corner Curves Block
  • Open.
July 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Corner Curves Block
July 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Corner Curves Block

July 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Corner Curves Block

  • Layer wrong side of one circle appliqué onto the right side of one background square, aligning fold lines. Pin.
July 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Corner Curves 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 🙂
July 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Corner Curves Block
  • Press.
July 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Corner Curves Block

July 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Corner Curves 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.
July 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Corner Curves Block
July 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Corner Curves Block
July 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Corner Curves Block

Assemble Corner Curves Blocks

  • Arrange quarter-square blocks into SIX Separate Corner Curves Blocks as shown below.
July 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Corner Curves 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 July Corner Curves Blocks into block sections, using a scant 1/4″ seam allowance.

Stitch Corner Curves Blocks

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

July 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Corner Curves Block

Note From Team Nancy Zieman Productions Sew SIX separate July Corner Curves Blocks, as shown. These six separate blocks are set aside, until later assembled into the finished quilt!

 

The Nancy’s Red Elegance July Corner Curves Blocks are complete!

July 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Corner Curves Block

 

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

 

 

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23 Comments

  • Linda
    July 18, 2020

    This just keeps on getting more fun – I love the ease of making circle blocks with this method!

  • Ann West
    July 18, 2020

    Gorgeous fabric line! This BOM really gives you a chance to work on refining your quilting skills in a variety of ways. Thanks for all you do!

  • Lorna
    July 18, 2020

    Thank you for offering these monthly blocks. Just my pace!

  • BevM
    July 18, 2020

    The curves and circles in the 2020 quilt add a lot of interest. And who knew at this year would throw us so many curves!

  • Joyce Migliore
    July 18, 2020

    I love seeing the block of the month. It is very inspiring, and the 1/4 circle block is very interesting!

  • Bev Bolduc Aldridge
    July 18, 2020

    Nancy Zieman is still among the greatest for quilting short cuts and great patterns. This years block of month is just another step to another way to make these blocks, Please keep bringing them for all of us.

  • Beverly
    July 18, 2020

    Block appears difficult but made EZ.

  • Teresa Williams
    July 18, 2020

    I want to try this. The directions are easy to follow.

  • Pat
    July 18, 2020

    What an interesting block. Looks very difficult but your instructions make it sound doable. Thanks for this interesting series. Can’t wait to see the finished quilt!

  • Carolyn T
    July 18, 2020

    This circles technique is great. Your tips put the extra in “extraordinarily easy to follow” instructions! Thank you for the encouragement.

  • Marilyn Menzies
    July 18, 2020

    Seeing new notions for quilting is what I like the most, plus options and directions on projects to use them on.

  • Janet
    July 18, 2020

    Thanks for making these quilt blocks so easy. I am totally amazed.

  • Cynthia d.
    July 18, 2020

    This is genius! Thank you for the inspiration and the insights into how to do this. Looking forward to seeing more of your wonderful ideas.

  • Diane Putzer
    July 18, 2020

    That’s a clever way of doing the curves in the quilt block.

  • Bridget
    July 18, 2020

    I absolutely love that circle block. I thought is was going to be hard but it was done so easily. Thanks!

  • Lorraine Alves
    July 18, 2020

    I’ve seen Nancy demonstrate the circle block technique on her show and in reruns. To see it in print reinforces the technique step by step. Thank you for the terrific instructions.

  • Sue Roy
    July 19, 2020

    I don’t let curves scare me. Gentle curves are fun!

  • Gerri Guild
    July 19, 2020

    When I first looked at the finished block, I thought ,” no I’m not sewing a curved block!” But….your technique is genious! I’m going to try this! Thank you!

  • Vivian Oaks
    July 19, 2020

    I love Nancy’s BOM’s and have saved them every year!! The circle cutter would be a great addition to my arsenal of quilting goodies!! 🙂 I’m a notions addict, so it’s difficult for me to say “No” to most new notions that come out. Thanks so much for the chance to win!!

  • Barb K
    July 19, 2020

    That is a neat way to make a circle block. I have been admiring the red elegance fabrics and the beautiful projects made with them!

  • Susan
    July 22, 2020

    The Corner Curves Block is so attractive & looks difficult, but these instructions make this project doable.

  • Cheryl
    July 24, 2020

    I did not have enough material to cut the 9″ blocks.

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