March 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Quarter-Circle Block

March 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Quarter-Circle Block

March 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Quarter-Circle Block

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March 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Quarter-Circle Block

Nancy’s Red Elegance

2020 Block of the Month March: 1/4–Circle Block

Introducing the third 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 1/4–Circle Block, also known as the Drunkard’s Path Block, is quickly made in multiples when cutting our Circle Blocks into quarters!

Save 33% Off Clearance Red Elegance Fabrics by the yard--while supplies last Available at Nancy Zieman Productions ShopNZP.com

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 March 1/4–Circle Block.

March 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Quarter-Circle Block

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

March 1/4–Circle Block

NOTE: This block is 4-1/2″ square; 4″ finished square when sewn into finished quilt.

March 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Quarter-Circle Block

Block Fabrics

For the Nancy’s Red Elegance March 1/4–Circle 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.

March 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Quarter-Circle Block

Red Elegance Diamonds Cream, Red Elegance Lace Brick, Red Elegance Tonal Brick and Red Elegance Tonal 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!

March 2020 NZP Block of the Month 1/4 Circle Block

March 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Quarter-Circle Block

2020 March NZP Block of the Month Quarter Circle Block

2020 March NZP Block of the Month Quarter Circle Block

March 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Quarter-Circle 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!

March 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Quarter-Circle Block

Construct the Blocks

Create Center Circle Appliqués

March 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Quarter-Circle Block

March 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Quarter-Circle Block

March 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Quarter-Circle 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.
March 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Quarter-Circle Block

March 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Quarter-Circle Block

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

March 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Quarter-Circle Block

Topstitch Circle Appliqués to Block Background Fabric Squares

March 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Quarter-Circle Block
  • Open.
March 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Quarter-Circle Block
March 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Quarter-Circle Block

March 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Quarter-Circle Block

  • Layer wrong side of one circle appliqué onto the right side of one background square, aligning fold lines. Pin.
March 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Quarter-Circle 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 🙂
March 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Quarter-Circle Block
  • Press.
March 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Quarter-Circle Block

March 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Quarter-Circle 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.
March 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Quarter-Circle Block
March 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Quarter-Circle Block
March 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Quarter-Circle Block

Arrange 1/4–Circle Blocks into Block Sections 

  • Arrange 1/4–Circle Blocks into four separate Block Sections, as shown below.
March 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Quarter-Circle Block

1. This first block section measures 4-1/2″ x 8-1/2″

March 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Quarter-Circle Block

2. This second block section measures 4-1/2″ x 8-1/2″

March 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Quarter-Circle Block

3. This third block section measures 8-1/2″ x 16-1/2″

March 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Quarter-Circle Block

4. This fourth block section measures 8-1/2″ x 16-1/2″

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 March 1/4–Circle Blocks into block sections, using a scant 1/4″ seam allowance.

Stitch 1/4–Circle Blocks into Block Sections

Block Sections 1 and 2:

  • Using scant 1/4″ seams, stitch 1/4–Circle Blocks into four Block Sections, as shown below. Stitch 1/4-Circle Blocks in pairs, then in rows – to create the four Block Sections. Now things are getting interesting 🙂
  • Stitch 1/4-Circle Blocks in pairs, as shown.
March 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Quarter-Circle Block
  • Block Section one shown.
March 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Quarter-Circle Block
  • Block Section two shown.
March 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Quarter-Circle Block
  • Block Sections one and two are complete! Set aside.

Block Sections 3 and 4:

  • Stitch 1/4-Circle Blocks in pairs.
March 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Quarter-Circle Block
  • Block Sections 3 and 4 shown.

March 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Quarter-Circle Block

  • Stitch pairs into rows.
March 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Quarter-Circle Block
  • Block Sections 3 and 4 shown.

March 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Quarter-Circle Block

  • Then stitch two rows together to create two separate block sections, as shown below.
March 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Quarter-Circle Block
  • Block Sections 3 and 4 shown.
March 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Quarter-Circle Block
  • Block Sections three and four are complete! Set aside.

Note From Team Nancy Zieman Productions The March 1/4–Circle Blocks are sewn into four separate Block Sections, shown above. These four separate block sections are set aside, until later assembled into the finished quilt.

 

The Nancy’s Red Elegance March 1/4–Circle Blocks are complete!

March 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Quarter-Circle Block

 

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

Save 33% Off Clearance Red Elegance Fabrics by the yard--while supplies last Available at Nancy Zieman Productions ShopNZP.com

 

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Nancy Zieman Productions The Blog Giveaway

Red Elegance Shortstack low res 1 7 201 e1578426817434For 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! 2020 Nancy Zieman Productions Free! Block of the Month Mystery Quilt Series and/or The March 1/4-Circle Block.

 

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.

The randomly selected winner of a Stitch it! Sisters 5″ Fabric Short Stack with S!S button & sticker, from the March 14 Blog Post, NEW! Nancy Zieman’s Absolute Easiest Way to Sew a Palette Pillow on Stitch it! Sisters Program 111, is Jade.

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Her comment is: I like to make pillows when asked to donate to a raffle basket/fundraiser. This method is quick and easy and always impresses people who don’t sew!     

 

Happy Quilting!

Team Nancy Zieman

Nancy Zieman Productions. LLC.

 

 

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22 Comments

  • Gail Beam
    March 21, 2020

    Sewing and cutting circles have always been something I do not like to do, because they never looked quite right, but Nancy’s method makes it look so easy.

  • Lorna DeSantis
    March 21, 2020

    These fabrics are beautiful. Quilting is one of the best ways to pass the time during social distancing.

  • Dixie
    March 21, 2020

    Sewing and cutting looks so easy with Nancy’s method.

  • Kathy Hartwell
    March 21, 2020

    Nancy makes it look so easy. The fabric is beautiful. Thank you.

  • Ellee
    March 21, 2020

    I’ll have to try this circle technique for sure.

  • Glynn Martin
    March 21, 2020

    This is pure genius! So much thought went into how to make a difficult thing so easy. Thanks for sharing this method making this into a time saver.
    I’d love to receive the Give-Away.

  • Beverly Smith
    March 21, 2020

    Love the NZ BOM’s. I especially like the color choice for the demos in the 2020 BOM. I have purchased the laundry bag with this fabric and ordered the fabric for the BOM.

  • Marie
    March 21, 2020

    I’ve made several of NZP BOM quilts and find I learn some great quilting techniques. Thank you for such fun challenges!

  • Nancy
    March 21, 2020

    Wow, this BOM technique is amazing. Perfect drunkard ‘s path blocks every time. Thanks for another beautiful block with this gorgeous fabric.

  • Kay Statom
    March 21, 2020

    I love the BOM especially at this time, it gives me more ideas that I can use in new quilts. Thank you so much for the easy way to make this months block. Curves couldn’t be easier!

  • Valerie A.
    March 21, 2020

    Love the March 2020 BOM! This method for drunkard’s path makes the block so much easier and I can’t wait to make this block.

  • BevM
    March 21, 2020

    I like Nancy’s technique of using fusible interfacing to make the edge smooth on the curved edges in this Quarter Circle Block. Thanks.

  • Lorraine Alves
    March 21, 2020

    Nancy and her team are/were extremely creative. The techniques demonstrated are terrific. I plan to use the techniques when making blocks for a quilt I have in mind.

  • Linda
    March 21, 2020

    I have enjoyed all of Nancy’s mystery quilts and this one is no exception. What a great way to get a smooth curved edge- perfect every time!

  • Karen
    March 21, 2020

    I have been saving all the block instructions for when I have time to sew them. Thanks

  • Rosie
    March 21, 2020

    I love this method of sewing circles without a lot of stress and difficulty. It’s a beautiful block

  • Janice K.
    March 22, 2020

    Am I reading this correctly? We cut the circles in quarters and sew two identical red ones back together, is that correct? Then we add a gray quarter circle on either side? another row of the same makes a block. Is that right? Also, what is the dimension of the completed block?

  • Hannah W
    March 22, 2020

    as usual, Nancy’s blocks are beautiful and simply sewn.

  • Delores Coe
    March 24, 2020

    I was late getting started and cut my February block today .I had to sliver cut my fabric to get it straightened but the fat quarters were a little short .I will have to tale a smaller seam allowance and hopefully will workout ok . Just saying … Dee

  • Carol in Arkasas
    March 28, 2020

    The fabrics are beautiful. I am new to quilting, but this looks so beautiful I would love to try it, especially with those colors!

  • Birgit
    June 7, 2020

    I just finished these blocks. I was wondering, why I had to cut the blocks with the light background into squares and then sewing them right back together into half circles.

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