February 2021 NZP Block of the Month: Friendship Star

February 2021 NZP Block of the Month: Friendship Star Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

February 2021 NZP Block of the Month: Friendship Star

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February 2021 NZP Block of the Month: Friendship Star Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

Introducing the second of 12 FREE! Quilt Block Tutorials in our NEW! 2021 Nancy Zieman Productions Free! Block of the Month Mystery Quilt Series! The “Friendship Star” Block is reminiscent of a pinwheel shape and features four half-square triangles. 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

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 February Friendship Star Quilt Block!

 

February Friendship Star Quilt Block

February 2021 NZP Block of the Month: Friendship Star Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

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 February: Friendship Star Quilt Block

2021 Block of the Month merry Christmas All Year Round February Friendship Star Quilt Block

Note From Team Nancy Zieman ProductionsThis 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 made in two color-ways. Follow along as we demonstrate how to create Block A.

For the Merry Christmas All Year Round Quilt: February Friendship Star Quilt Blocks, 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.

February 2021 NZP Block of the Month: Friendship Star Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

Merry Little Christmas Red Writing Green, Merry Little Christmas Plaid Green, Merry Little Christmas Main Cream, and Merry Little Christmas Main Red.

 

February 2021 NZP Block of the Month: Friendship Star Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

Merry Little Christmas Red Writing Red, Merry Little Christmas Plaid Red, Merry Little Christmas Berries Cream, and Merry Little Christmas Main Black.

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. Then, stabilize fabrics for the sewing process by pressing and starching fabrics with June Tailor’s Starch Savvy.

Cut Fabrics for Block A

February 2021 NZP Block of the Month: Friendship Star Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

Cut Fabrics for Block B

February 2021 NZP Block of the Month: Friendship Star Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

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

Construct One Block A

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

Half-Square Triangles (HSTs)

Create four 1/2-square triangle blocks:

No Hassle Triangle Gauge

February 2021 NZP Block of the Month: Friendship Star Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

February 2021 NZP Block of the Month: Friendship Star Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

 

Stitch Blocks

February 2021 NZP Block of the Month: Friendship Star Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

 

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

February 2021 NZP Block of the Month: Friendship Star Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

 

  • Clip threads between chain stitched blocks.

February 2021 NZP Block of the Month: Friendship Star Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

February 2021 NZP Block of the Month: Friendship Star Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

 

February 2021 NZP Block of the Month: Friendship Star Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

 

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

February 2021 NZP Block of the Month: Friendship Star Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

February 2021 NZP Block of the Month: Friendship Star Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

Assemble Blocks

  • Layout half-square blocks, and solid 5-1/2″ blocks, following diagram. Rotate blocks as necessary.

February 2021 NZP Block of the Month: Friendship Star Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

Join Squares

  • Place blocks from left column onto middle column, 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.

February 2021 NZP Block of the Month: Friendship Star Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

  • Place half-square triangle sets from right column onto middle column, right sides together, in pairs. Pin.
  • Chain stitch from one square set to the next. Clip threads between.
  • Press seams flat, then press open or to one side, using a Tailor’s Clapper to set seams.

 

February 2021 NZP Block of the Month: Friendship Star Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

  • Place top row onto middle row, right sides together. Pin.
  • Stitch.
  • Press seam flat, then press open or to one side, using a Tailor’s Clapper to set seam.

 

February 2021 NZP Block of the Month: Friendship Star Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

  • Place bottom row onto middle row, right sides together. Pin.
  • Stitch.
  • Press seam flat, then press open or to one side, using a Tailor’s Clapper to set seam.

Construct One Block A

February 2021 NZP Block of the Month: Friendship Star Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

Repeat Steps above and construct One Block B

February 2021 NZP Block of the Month: Friendship Star Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

Our Merry Christmas All Year Round Quilt: February Friendship Star Quilt Blocks are complete!

 

Note From Team Nancy Zieman ProductionsNote: Depending on the direction of the diagonally center marked lines in the block construction steps above, one or both of your February blocks may form opposite blocks. No worries! Both designs will work well in the finished quilt!

 

 

2021 NZP Block of the Month Mystery Quilt Series

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

Viewer's Showcase 2021 on The Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

Showcase your sewing, quilting, and/or machine embroidery talents! The Nancy Zieman Productions Team is excited to announce our 2021 Viewer’s Showcase, taking place February 1–28, 2021! You’re invited to submit up to five different project photo(s) of project(s) you’ve been making from one or more of Team NZP’s Books, Patterns, Tools, Videos, and/or Blog Tutorials. Team NZP will share project photos in an upcoming March Viewer’s Showcase posting on The Nancy Zieman Productions Blog. Email hi-res photo(s) along with your name and hometown city and state to [email protected], by February 28, 2021. You could win one of the 2021 Viewer’s Showcase Giveaways valued at over $200!

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Thank you, Clovis P. for sending your fabric bin photo for The 2021 NZP Viewer’s Showcase! Clovis was inspired by The Stitch it! Sisters Sew Organized Fabric Bins Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog. Great Job, Clovis! Email your sewing, quilting, and machine embroidery project photos today to [email protected]!

 

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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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21 Comments

  • Jean Guenther
    February 20, 2021

    I am new to quilting so I am loving your in-depth instructions. I have learned so much already. Looking forward to each new block!

  • Millie McCarthy
    February 20, 2021

    Is it ok to start in a few months & use different fabric?

  • Ann West
    February 20, 2021

    I always enjoy participating in these Block of the Month quilt alongs.

  • Pat
    February 20, 2021

    I love the block of the month mystery quilts. Keep up the good work.

    • LouAnn
      February 22, 2021

      I just stumbled on your mystery quilt and love the idea of a surprise block every month,, how fun!! Love the fabric you are using.

  • Beverly
    February 20, 2021

    Love the BOM and especially the fabric this year. By the time Christmas comes, there will be a new quilt!

  • Carol Adams
    February 20, 2021

    love the fabrics in the line that is used. Also, the instructions are very easy to follow. I may have to do this one.

  • Cynthia
    February 20, 2021

    I am excited for the BOM mystery series. I love the fabrics that are being used. Thank you for continuing in Nancy’s foot steps and bringing us new ideas each month and year.

  • Carol Benson
    February 20, 2021

    Your BOM mystery series is something to look forward to each month. The best is at the end when we have a new quilt. Thanks for doing this.

  • Clovis
    February 20, 2021

    I like this BOM. I haven’t did a quilt top in awhile. I do have a couple of quilt tops done from years passed, but need to quilt them.

  • CARLA
    February 20, 2021

    I love the fabrics that were used to make this BOM (FRIENDSHIP STAR). I would like to think that I could do this with no problems as you make it look so easy. I may just have to try this as the it will only take 12 months or less to finish. I just need to dedicate at least enough time each day to do the block that is for that month. I should be easy enough to do. Thanks so much for the idea and the BOM that you do for us sewers from all over the world.

  • Lisa
    February 20, 2021

    I really like this months block. Looks harder than it actually is, which is good. Thanks for the block of the month series.

  • Carrie
    February 21, 2021

    Well, this looks fun! I would love to enjoy the series with your new fabric stack.

  • Linda H.
    February 22, 2021

    I always enjoy the mystery block of the month series but this one is especially appealing – I love the fabric and also the fact that I will have a finished quilt top for Christmas! As always, the directions are so clear!

  • Charlotte Morrison
    February 22, 2021

    I was able to purchase all the fabrics for this project except the suggested cream wide backing fabric. I left that wide fabric in my cart and each time I attempt to purchase it I am told it is ‘sold out.’ What is the likelihood that it will eventually be available for purchase?

  • LouAnn
    February 22, 2021

    I just stumbled on your mystery quilt and love the idea of a surprise block every month,, how fun!! Love the fabric you are using.

  • Terri Corless
    February 22, 2021

    Is the fat quarter bundle for the mystery quilt have enough fabric to make 2 versions of each block? I didn’t find this until you already had sold out of the fabric. If I find it will 1/2 yard of each fabric be enough?

  • Susan
    February 24, 2021

    The block of the month is such a fun way to quilt. Just adore the utilized fabrics in the project which are whimsical and so sweet.

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