December 2021 NZP Block of the Month: Assemble and Finish!

December 2021 NZP Block of the Month: Assemble and Finish!

December 2021 NZP Block of the Month: Assemble and Finish!

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December 2021 NZP Block of the Month: Assemble and Finish!

Introducing the twelfth of 12 FREE! Tutorials in our NEW! 2021 Nancy Zieman Productions Free! Block of the Month Mystery Quilt Series! 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 assemble and finish our 2021 Block of the Month Merry Little Christmas All Year Round!

December 2021 NZP Block of the Month: Assemble and Finish!

December Assemble and Finish!

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

 

December 2021 NZP Block of the Month: Assemble and Finish!

 

 

 

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 and Create Sashing Strips

December 2021 NZP Block of the Month Assemble and Finish

 

 


December 2021 NZP Block of the Month: Assemble and Finish!

  • Create one continuous fabric strip by joining the sixteen crosswise fabric strips together at short ends, right sides together, with diagonal seams to reduce bulk. Trim away excess fabric leaving 1/4″ seam allowance. Press seams flat, then press to one side.

 

 

December 2021 NZP Block of the Month: Assemble and Finish!

 

  • Cut two 2-1/2″ x 49-1/2″crosswise fabric strips for vertical sashing from Red Sashing Fabric.

December 2021 NZP Block of the Month: Assemble and Finish!

 

  • Cut two 2-1/2″ x 66-1/2″crosswise fabric strips for horizontal sashing from Red Sashing Fabric.

December 2021 NZP Block of the Month: Assemble and Finish!

  • Cut two 2-1/2″ x 70-1/2″crosswise fabric strips for horizontal outer border sashing from Red Sashing Fabric.

December 2021 NZP Block of the Month: Assemble and Finish!

  • Cut two 2-1/2″ x 83-1/2″crosswise fabric strips for vertical outer border sashing from Red Sashing Fabric.

December 2021 NZP Block of the Month: Assemble and Finish!

Note from Team NZP Prior to cutting center Green Outer Border and Merry Little Christmas Panel, first measure your completed Block Rows. If your Block Rows are different measurements than shown below – adjust your center rectangle measurements accordingly.

December 2021 NZP Block of the Month: Assemble and Finish!

Construct Quilt Top

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

  • Prepare quilt blocks by pressing and starching and trimming all blocks to 15-1/2″ x 15-1/2″ square.
  • Layout block rows as shown below, or you’re the designer, you may choose your quilt block layout!

December 2021 NZP Block of the Month: Assemble and Finish!

 

  • Align 2-1/2″ x 15-1/2″ sashing strips between blocks, as shown.

December 2021 NZP Block of the Month: Assemble and Finish!

December 2021 NZP Block of the Month: Assemble and Finish!

December 2021 NZP Block of the Month: Assemble and Finish!

  • Working with one row at a time, join vertical sashing to blocks, right sides together, using scant 1/4″ seams.
  • Pin and stitch.
  • Press seams towards sashing strips.

December 2021 NZP Block of the Month: Assemble and Finish!

  • Working with one column at a time, join horizontal sashing to blocks, right sides together, using scant 1/4″ seams.
  • Pin and stitch.
  • Press seams towards sashing strips.

December 2021 NZP Block of the Month: Assemble and Finish!

  • Working with one row at a time, join 2-1/2″ x 66-1/2″crosswise fabric strips along one side of horizontal block rows, right sides together, as shown.
  • Pin and stitch.
  • Press seams towards sashing.

December 2021 NZP Block of the Month: Assemble and Finish!

  • Set aside completed top and bottom block rows.

December 2021 NZP Block of the Month: Assemble and Finish!

  • Working with one column at a time, join 2-1/2″ x 49-1/2″crosswise fabric strips to vertical block rows, right sides together, as shown.
  • Pin and stitch.
  • Press seams towards sashing.

December 2021 NZP Block of the Month: Assemble and Finish!

Set aside completed left and right columns:

December 2021 NZP Block of the Month: Assemble and Finish!

 

Note from Team NZP Prior to cutting center Green Outer Border and Merry Little Christmas Panel, first measure your completed Block Rows. If your Block Rows are different measurements – adjust your center rectangle measurements accordingly.

  • Trim center panel to 32-1/2″ W x 39-1/2 L.
  • Join 5-1/2″ x 32-1/2″ green horizontal crosswise fabric strips to Merry Little Christmas Fabric Panel top and bottom, right sides together.
  • Pin and stitch.
  • Press seams open away from center panel.

December 2021 NZP Block of the Month: Assemble and Finish!

  • Center Panel Assembly is complete.

 

 Prior to cutting center Green Outer Border and Merry Little Christmas Panel, first measure your completed Block Rows. If your Block Rows are different measurements – adjust your center rectangle measurements accordingly.

 

  • Place one “Three-Block” side column to one long edge of center rectangle panel assembly, with right sides together. Pin. Stitch.
  • Press seams towards sashing. Use a Tailor’s Clapper to flatten and set seams!

December 2021 NZP Block of the Month: Assemble and Finish!

December 2021 NZP Block of the Month: Assemble and Finish!

  • Place second “Three Block” column to opposite long edge of center panel assembly, with right sides together. Pin. Stitch. Press seams towards sashing.

December 2021 NZP Block of the Month: Assemble and Finish!

December 2021 NZP Block of the Month: Assemble and Finish!

 

  • Place top “Four-Block” row to quilt assembly, with right sides together. Pin. Stitch.
  • Press seams flat, then press towards sashing. Use a Tailor’s Clapper to flatten and set seams!

December 2021 NZP Block of the Month: Assemble and Finish!

 

  • Place bottom “Four-Block” row to quilt assembly, with right sides together. Pin. Stitch.
  • Press seams flat, then press seams towards sashing. Use a Tailor’s Clapper to flatten and set seams!

December 2021 NZP Block of the Month: Assemble and Finish!

 

December 2021 NZP Block of the Month: Assemble and Finish!

  • Place 2-1/2″ x 83-1/2″ side outer side sashing strips to side quilt assembly, with right sides together. Pin. Stitch.
  • Press seams flat, then press seams towards sashing Use a Tailor’s Clapper to flatten and set seams!

December 2021 NZP Block of the Month Assemble and Finish at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

 

  • Place 2-1/2″ x 70-1/2″ top and bottom sashing strips to quilt assembly, with right sides together. Pin. Stitch.
  • Press seams flat, then press seams towards sashing Use a Tailor’s Clapper to flatten and set seams!

December 2021 NZP Block of the Month: Assemble and Finish!

Approx. finished size 70-1/2″ W x 88″ L.

Our 2021 NZP Block of the Month: Merry Little Christmas All Year Round Quilt Top is finished!

Finish Quilt

 

 

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, limit one per customer. 

 

 

2021 NZP Block of the Month Mystery Quilt Series

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

Nancy Zieman Productions The Blog Giveaway

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!

Team Nancy Zieman

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10 Comments

  • Gail S
    December 18, 2021

    This is a great quilt with fun blocks. Thank you for making it possible this year.

  • RITA S
    December 18, 2021

    This looks like a really fun quilt to make.

  • Sandy
    December 18, 2021

    Is there a December block or did I miss a block? If there is a December block, missing layout. Thanks.

  • Dixie
    December 18, 2021

    Great quilt Enjoyed making the blocks.

  • Katherine Noack
    December 18, 2021

    This has been fun and I liked the large blocks. It’s going to be a month or so before I assemble the top as I have another mystery in the works. So what is next?

  • Mary Silverman
    December 18, 2021

    The quilt came together so well!

  • Julie
    December 19, 2021

    This quilt is AWESOME! I can keep it out all winter! Your directions are clear and concise and it’s totally Manageable! Congrats on another successful BOM! Please keep them coming!

  • Susan
    December 20, 2021

    Block of the Month is a great way to learn how to do a variety of quilting patterns and end up with a magnificent creation.

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