August 2021 NZP Block of the Month: Combination Star

Aug 2021 NZP BOM Combination Star

August 2021 NZP Block of the Month: Combination Star

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August 2021 NZP Block Of The Month Combination Star Quilt Block

Introducing the eighth of 12 FREE! Quilt Block Tutorials in our NEW! 2021 Nancy Zieman Productions Free! Block of the Month Mystery Quilt Series! The “Combination Star” Block. Earlier this year, Team NZP introduced our NEW! 2021 Nancy Zieman Productions Free! Block of the Month Mystery Quilt Series. Visit our January 2 Blog Posting to review the Basic Supplies & Tools Listing.

Our NEW! 2021 Nancy Zieman Productions Free! Block of the Month Mystery Quilt Series is a great way to finish a quilt in manageable monthly installments. One block at a time is an easy approach to creating a quilt. Whether you’re a beginner quilter or seasoned quilter, Team NZP’s block of the month series is a great opportunity to get stitching in the new year. In 2021, The NZP Team is honored to continue Nancy Zieman’s Block of the Month series with our first Christmas-themed quilt titled, Merry Christmas All Year Round Quilt! We’ll be sharing a quilt block tutorial on the third Saturday of each month, and we’ll be keeping the finished quilt design a mystery until later in December 2021!

Nancy Zieman Productions 2021 Block of the Month Mystery Quilt Series Announced at The Nancy Zieman Productions Blog - join today!

 

No-Hasssle Triangles Gauge and No-Hassle Triangles Ruler available at Nancy Zieman Procuctions at ShopNZP.com

Note from Team NZP

 

All blocks will feature fabrics from the NEW! Merry Little Christmas Fat Quarter Bundle, along with our New! Exclusive No-Hassle Triangles Ruler by Team NZP and Nancy’s No-Hassle Triangles Gauge by Clover. Follow along as we share step-by-step how to create the August, Combination Star quilt block.

August 2021 NZP Block Of The Month Combination Star Quilt Block

August Combination Star Quilt Block

Keep your fabric choices sorted using this handy Fabric Planner diagram. Download the planner, make notes, and/or pin cut block elements to the planner to remind you of the fabric placements.

2021 Block of the Month Merry Christmas All Year Round August: Combination StarAugust 2021 NZP BOM Combination Star Planner

 

Note from Team NZP

 

 

This block is 15-1/2″ square; 15″ finished square – when sewn into finished quilt. Finished quilt will include the Merry Little Christmas Fabric Panel and will measure approximately 80″ x 97″ (or 70″ x 87″ – your choice).

This month we’re featuring one block design. Follow along as we demonstrate how to create the August Combination Star Quilt Block!

August 2021 NZP Block Of The Month Combination Star Quilt Block

For the Merry Christmas All Year Round Quilt: August Combination Star Quilt Block, select the following four fat quarter fabrics from the NEW! Merry Little Christmas Quarter Bundle along with the New! Exclusive No-Hassle Triangles Ruler by Team NZP.

Merry Little Christmas Candy Red, and Merry Little Christmas Berries Cream.

August 2021 NZP Block Of The Month Combination Star Quilt Block

 

 

Quilter’s Starch Savvy available at Nancy Zieman Productions at ShopNZP.com

Note from Team NZP

 

Prepare your fabrics! Pre-shrink fabrics by steaming and pressing. Then, stabilize fabrics for the sewing process by pressing and starching fabrics with Quilter’s Starch Savvy.

Cut Fabrics August Combination Star Quilt Block

August 2021 NZP Block Of The Month Combination Star Quilt Block 7

 

August 2021 NZP Block Of The Month Combination Star Quilt Block

 

NEW! Exclusive No-Hassle Triangles Ruler by Nancy Zieman Productions available exclusively at ShopNZP.com

Construct Block

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

Half-Square Triangles (HSTs)

Create Twenty 1/2-square triangle blocks:

August 2021 NZP Block Of The Month Combination Star Quilt Block

 

Clover's No-Hassle Triangle Gauge available at Nancy Zieman Productions at ShopNZP.com

 

August 2021 NZP Block Of The Month Combination Star Quilt Block

 

August 2021 NZP Block Of The Month Combination Star Quilt Block

 

Stitch Blocks

August 2021 NZP Block Of The Month Combination Star Quilt Block

 

  • Rotate blocks 180 degrees, stitch along the other side of center marked lines.

August 2021 NZP Block Of The Month Combination Star Quilt Block

 

 

  • Clip threads between chain stitched blocks.

August 2021 NZP Block Of The Month Combination Star Quilt Block

 

August 2021 NZP Block Of The Month Combination Star Quilt Block

 

  • Press seams flat.
  • Open blocks and press seams open or press towards darker fabric – using a Tailor’s Clapper to set the seams.

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August 2021 NZP Block Of The Month Combination Star Quilt Block

 

Repeat steps above and create Eight 6-1/4″ 1/2-square triangle blocks:

August 2021 NZP Block Of The Month Combination Star Quilt Block

August 2021 NZP Block Of The Month Combination Star Quilt Block

Quarter Square Triangles (QSTs)

August 2021 NZP Block Of The Month Combination Star Quilt Block

 

 

August 2021 NZP Block Of The Month Combination Star Quilt Block

  • Align 1/4″ Quilting Presser Foot along one side of center marked line, stitch.
  • “Kiss” the next block set to the stitched block and chain stitch (stitching continually) from one block to the next.

August 2021 NZP Block Of The Month Combination Star Quilt Block

 

  • Rotate blocks 180 degrees, stitch along the other side of center marked lines.

August 2021 NZP Block Of The Month Combination Star Quilt Block

 

  • Clip threads between chain stitched blocks.

August 2021 NZP Block Of The Month Combination Star Quilt Block

 

 

August 2021 NZP Block Of The Month Combination Star Quilt Block

 

  • Press seams flat.
  • Open blocks and press seams open – using a Tailor’s Clapper to set the seams.

August 2021 NZP Block Of The Month Combination Star Quilt Block

 

August 2021 NZP Block Of The Month Combination Star Quilt Block

Create Background Blocks

  • Layout four 3-1/4″ half-square triangle blocks, following diagram below. Rotate blocks as necessary.

August 2021 NZP Block Of The Month Combination Star Quilt Block

  • Place blocks from Column 1 onto Column 2, right sides together, in pairs. Pin.
  • Chain stitch from one block set to the next. Clip threads between.
  • Press seams flat, then press open or to one side – using a Tailor’s Clapper to set the seams.

August 2021 NZP Block Of The Month Combination Star Quilt Block

  • Place Row 1 onto Row 2, right sides together. Pin.
  • Stitch.
  • Press seam flat, then press open or to one side – using a Tailor’s Clapper to set seam.

August 2021 NZP Block Of The Month Combination Star Quilt Block

 

Construct Block

  • Layout half-square triangle blocks, and solid 3-1/2″ blocks, following diagram. Rotate blocks as necessary.

August 2021 NZP Block Of The Month Combination Star Quilt Block

 

Join Squares

  • Place blocks from Column 1 onto Column 2, right sides together, in pairs. Pin.
  • Chain stitch from one block set to the next. Clip threads between.
  • Press seams flat, then press open or to one side – using a Tailor’s Clapper to set the seams.

August 2021 NZP Block Of The Month Combination Star Quilt Block

 

  • Place blocks from Column 3 onto Column 2, right sides together, in pairs. Pin.
  • Chain stitch from one block set to the next. Clip threads between.
  • Press seams flat, then press open or to one side – using a Tailor’s Clapper to set the seams.

August 2021 NZP Block Of The Month Combination Star Quilt Block

 

 

  • Place Row 1 onto Row 2, right sides together. Pin.
  • Stitch.
  • Press seam flat, then press open or to one side – using a Tailor’s Clapper to set seam.

August 2021 NZP Block Of The Month Combination Star Quilt Block

  • Place Row 3 onto Row 2, right sides together. Pin.
  • Stitch.
  • Press seam flat, then press open or to one side – using a Tailor’s Clapper to set seam.

August 2021 NZP Block Of The Month Combination Star Quilt Block

 

Our Merry Christmas All Year Round Quilt: August Combination Star Block is complete!

 

Merry Little Christmas Candy Cream Fat Quarter

Blog Bonus! If you’re following along with our 2021 Merry Little Christmas All Year Round Block of the Month Series, and you’ve purchased the Merry Little Christmas Fat Quarter Pack and Fabric Panel from Team NZP at ShopNZP.com, simply send us an email message at [email protected] titled, “2021 NZP Block of the Month”, and we’ll send you one FREE! Merry Little Christmas Candy Cream Fat Quarter! Please include your name and mailing address within your email message. Merry Christmas in July from Team NZP! Quantities are limited. 

 

 

2021 NZP Block of the Month Mystery Quilt Series

Watch Stitch it! Sisters No-Hassle Triangles in Quilts Program 118 with Deanna Springer

 

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Team NZP and the Stitch it! Sisters are excited to announce the opening our NEW! Nancy Zieman Sewing Studio, later this fall, in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. The NEW! Nancy Zieman Sewing Studio will feature Sewing Classes, Fabrics, Sewing Notions, Sewing Patterns, bernette Sewing Machines, and more!

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Merry Little Christmas Short Stack

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! 2021 Nancy Zieman Productions Free! Block of the Month Mystery Quilt Series.

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.

 

 

Happy Quilting!

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10 Comments

  • Patty
    August 21, 2021

    This has been so much fun! The blocks are easily made (none of those tiny little pieces that I absolutely abhor). I can not wait to see how this top comes together! And the fabric choice was spot on.

  • Stephanie
    August 21, 2021

    I’m so excited to start this block! I’ve learned so much from the past tutorials and I’m excited to see the next four.

    Thanks!

  • Sharon
    August 21, 2021

    Back in January, I saw your first email announcement and jumped right in! Love the mix of various block patterns that all flow together into the same color palette. Would love a sneak peek, or even a hint or two, at how this will come together!

  • Rita
    August 21, 2021

    I love block of the month quilts. I can’t wait to start this.

  • Shirl
    August 21, 2021

    I always enjoy participating in the block of the month, and especially this one since it is a mystery quilt.

  • Doreen Kuster
    August 22, 2021

    I love mystery quilts! This has been so much fun to sew. Plus looking forward to learning more about the sewing studio.

  • Mary Silverman
    August 22, 2021

    Looks like a fun block to try.

  • Dixie OBryan
    August 22, 2021

    Enjoyed making the blocks so far. Can’t wait to make this one.

  • Susan
    August 23, 2021

    The block of the month is a great way to try different quilt block designs.

  • Lori S
    September 11, 2021

    This is my first block of month and I’ve had so much fun but I’m very confused with this block. It’s 1″ smaller than the other blocks. What did I do wrong? the 3-1/4 blocks are to small. It ended up being 5″ unfinished/4-1/2″ finished. Instead of cutting 3-1/4 blocks should I cut 3-1/2″ blocks?

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