November Block of the Month: Weathervane Quilt Block

November Block of the Month: Weathervane Quilt Block

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2019 Block of the Month—November: “Weathervane” Quilt Block

In January, Team Nancy Zieman introduced the first of 12 blocks in the New! Summer Picnic 2019 FREE! Block of the Month Series. Find the January through October Quilt Block Tutorials under Popular Blog Posts: 2019 Block of the Month. Join the New! Summer Picnic 2019 Block of the Month Series, anytime, by viewing the supply listing in the January 5th NZP Blog Posting.

Each month, we’re featuring one quilt block design. The quilt blocks are created using Nancy Zieman’s NEW! Afternoon Picnic Fat Quarter Pack* from Riley Blake Designs (*18″ x 22″ fabric rectangles) plus background, sashing, border, and binding fabrics. Follow along as we demonstrate how to create the November “Weathervane” Quilt Block (below).

Keep your fabric choices sorted using this handy Fabric Planner diagram. Download the planner HERE. Make notes or pin swatches to remind you of the fabric placements.

2019 Block of the Month Afternoon Picnic November PDF

Choose the Fabrics

For the New! Summer Picnic 2019 FREE! Block of the Month Series, “Weathervane” November Quilt Block, select the following fabrics from your Nancy Zieman’s NEW! Afternoon Picnic Fat Quarter Pack from Riley Blake Designs and a Nancy Zieman’s No-Hassle Triangle Gauge by Clover.

Afternoon Picnic Cream Tonal, Afternoon Picnic Blue Floral, and Afternoon Picnic Black Main

November “Weathervane” Block

Instructions: (Each block is a 12″ finished square. Finished quilt measures approximately 44-1/2″ x 57-1/2″)

Note From Team Nancy

 

If you haven’t already, it’s time to start cutting into your 3 yards of Cream Tonal fabric yardage (or a cream tonal fabric from your stash). Your Cream Tonal fat quarter will likely soon be depleted, and you’ll start cutting Cream Tonal block elements from the Cream Tonal 3 yd. fabric yardage – as listed in the Gather Your Supplies January 5th NZP Blog Posting.

Cut Fabric for Block

  • Cut one 4-1/2″ square of Afternoon Picnic Black Main.
  • Cut four 2-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ rectangles of Afternoon Picnic Cream Tonal.
  • Cut four 2-1/2″ squares each of Afternoon Picnic Blue Floral and Afternoon Picnic Black Main.
  • Cut four 2-7/8″ squares of each of Afternoon Picnic Cream Tonal and Afternoon Picnic Black Main.
  • Cut eight 2-7/8″ squares of Afternoon Picnic Blue Floral

Construct The Units

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

The step-by-step photos illustrate construction of the block.

Half-Square Triangles (HSTs)


Create eight half-square triangle blocks:

  • Align 2-7/8″ squares cut from Afternoon Picnic Cream Tonal and Afternoon Picnic Black Main with Afternoon Picnic Blue Floral, right sides together. You will have four sets of Afternoon Picnic Cream Tonal and Afternoon Picnic Blue Floral and four sets of Afternoon Picnic Black Main and Afternoon Picnic Blue Floral.

  • Mark blocks using a No-Hassle Triangles Gauge and an erasable gel pen.
  • Use a No-Hassle Triangles Gauge. The left side of the gauge is designated to create 1/2-square triangle blocks. Depress button on sliding portion of the gauge and move to size of the desired 1/2-square triangle.

 

  • Stack two squares, right sides together. Place No-Hassle Triangles Gauge on block set, corner to corner. Match corner marks of gauge with corner of block sets. Mark fabric through center of gauge with a fabric marking pen.

Stitch Blocks

  • Align presser foot along one side of center mark, stitch.
  • Kiss the next block set to the stitched block and chain stitch (stitching continually) from one block to the other.

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

  • Cut blocks apart along center markings with a rotary cutter, ruler, and mat.
  • Open blocks and press seams to darker fabric.

Assemble Blocks

  • Layout block following diagram. Rotate squares as necessary.

Join Squares

  • Place half-square triangle and square sets from left column onto second column, right sides together, in pairs. Repeat with center column and right column.
  • Chain stitch from one square set to the next. Clip threads between. Press seams open or to one side.

  • Place half-square triangle and rectangle sets from; top middle, right middle, bottom middle and left middle right sides together, in pairs.
  • Chain stitch from one square set to the next. Clip threads between. Press seams open or to one side.

  • Place sets from right column onto middle column, right sides together, in pairs. Repeat with left column onto middle column.
  • Chain stitch from one square set to the next. Clip threads between. Press seams open or to one side.
  • Place top row onto second row, right sides together, and stitch rows together. Place bottom row onto fourth row, right sides together, and stitch together. Press seams open or to one side.

  • Place top row onto middle row, right sides together, and stitch rows together. Press seams open or to one side.

  • Place bottom row onto middle row, right sides together, and stitch rows together to create complete block. Press seams open or to one side.

Watch No-Hassle Triangles Quilt Blocks (Part One and Part Two) on The Best of Sewing With Nancy online.

Watch Sewing With Nancy online at Nancy Zieman dot comThe Best of Sewing With Nancy TV Show hosted by Nancy Zieman

Be sure to join in and follow the 2019 Nancy Zieman Productions Christmas Stocking Sewing Challenge at the NZP Blog.

Watch the NEW! Stitch it! Sisters Program 102: Dresden Columns Table Runner video with hosts Deanna Springer and Dana Casey. In this video, the Stitch it! Sisters share step-by-step fabric cutting and sewing techniques for making NZP’s NEW! Dresden Columns Table Runner or Wall Hanging Project.

Stitch it! Sisters Dresden Columns Table Runner Program 102

Watch the NEW! Stitch it! Sisters Program 101: Modern Floating Triangles Wall Hanging video with hosts Deanna Springer and Dana Casey. In this video, the Stitch it! Sisters share step-by-step fabric cutting and sewing techniques for making NZP’s NEW! Modern Floating Triangles Wall Hanging and Table Runner Project.

Watch Stitch it! Sisters at stitchitsisters.com

Stitch it! Sisters with Deanna Springer and Dana Casey     Then, head over to the shopnzp.com and purchase the exclusive NEW! Project Bundle Boxes designed by the Stitch it! Sisters!

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Nancy Zieman Productions The Blog Giveaway

For a chance to win Nancy Zieman’s New! Afternoon Picnic Fat Quarter Pack please leave a comment below.

 

 The randomly selected winner of a Stitch it! Sisters 5″ Fabric Short Stack with S!S button & sticker, from the November 9 Blog Post is Debbie Vance.

Her comment is: The Dresden column table runner looks like a fun and easy project. Thank you so much for doing these videos! I was at the Madison quilt show this summer and went to Deanna’s talk about Nancy, where Deanna also introduced us to Dana. The talk was great and I was so excited to hear that you’d be picking up Nancy’s tradition of bringing fun and easy project videos to us.

 

 

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Happy Quilting!

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38 Comments

  • Ann West
    November 16, 2019

    I have sewn a couple of Nancy’s Block of the Month programs. She makes it all so easy to do. She has indeed left us all a wonderful legacy because she is so timeless. Thanks!

  • Linda
    November 16, 2019

    This is a great block – these fabrics are making a very bright, happy quilt.

  • DebbieW
    November 16, 2019

    Beautiful fabric, would add to my jean-fabric sewing projects.

  • Bonita Harms
    November 16, 2019

    I have done some of Nancy’s Block of the Month in the past and really enjoyed making them with her. It is hard to believe she left us two years ago but her memory is still with us and all she taught us in the sewing world. The November block is a block you could make a whole quilt using it.

  • Margaret Crowder
    November 16, 2019

    Love the Afternoon Picnic fabric! This is going to be a beautiful quilt! Thanks…

  • Lillian Klaeger
    November 16, 2019

    Beautiful fabrics!! Would love to have these for some summer projects.

  • Janice Hobbs
    November 16, 2019

    Another very sweet block from our dear friend Nancy’s collection! Still miss you Nancy.

  • Nancy Lewis
    November 16, 2019

    Beautiful fabric and great instructions for a wonderful block. I can’t wait to make one!! Thanks for sharing and a great giveaway!!

  • Marylou Wahl
    November 16, 2019

    I absolutely love the weather vane block and it looks so great in the picnic fabric!!

  • MoeWest
    November 16, 2019

    Thanks for another beautiful block. This quilt will be so pretty!

  • Lorna DeSantis
    November 16, 2019

    Thank you for the inspirational email.

  • Joyce
    November 16, 2019

    Very pretty block, and love the fabrics!

  • Bev Bolduc Aldridge
    November 16, 2019

    Nancy Zieman still has great fabric choices and pattern pizazze. Love Afternoon Picnic fat quarter and all the prints used in them.

  • Cynthia
    November 16, 2019

    I look forward each month to the Block of the Month email! The Afternoon Picnic fabric are so pretty.

  • Phyllis Morris
    November 16, 2019

    Such a beautiful color combo and I love the floral design. Thanks Team NZP!

  • Shirley Clark
    November 16, 2019

    I love, love this bundle! It would be a joy to make it into a quilt.

  • CARLA
    November 16, 2019

    I just love this block and the fabric used is just beautiful. I cannot wait to work on the triangles and start making blocks. I cannot wait to see the other 11 blocks to be made out of the AFTERNOON PICNIC material. I just need one more fabric to complete the requirements. Thanks so much to Nancy for all she has done to show us how to use our sewing machines for making clothing, quilts and other items for around the house. I just loved her and still watch her videos on the PBS station that showcases her videos. Once in a while I will catch it on my PBS station here. Keep the memory flowing as there are so many new sewers coming on board especially with the update of the sewing machines. Wonderful

  • Susan Spiers
    November 16, 2019

    A great block & wonderful fabric! Thank you!

  • Janet
    November 16, 2019

    I love the fabrics chosen for this block and the way the black “paddles” of the windmill seem to just pop. You can almost seem movement of the windmill.

  • Anita
    November 16, 2019

    I love seeing quilt patterns. Makes me want to go create something beautiful.

  • Clovis
    November 16, 2019

    Everything looks so pretty in Nancy’s fabric.

  • Beverly
    November 16, 2019

    I’m a creature of habit and enjoy viewing my emails over my morning coffee. It’s always a good morning when there’s an email from Nancy’s Notions or NZP. Would love to win these beautiful fabrics.

  • Helen G
    November 16, 2019

    i am having so much fun making these blocks. It will be a beautiful quilt. Would love to win this fabric!

  • Pat
    November 16, 2019

    This block is really pretty. The instructions make it sound easy to make. Thanks for all the wonderful blocks in this series.

  • Joyce
    November 16, 2019

    I love the weathervane block. It looks complicated until you see how it’s put together.

  • Cheryl Wilkinson
    November 16, 2019

    I have loved this series and the easy instructions. Can’t wait to see the next block and finish this up. Even though we lost Nancy, I still enjoy watching her shows on PBS. I’ve been watching for years and years and have learned so much from her. The FQ bundle is beautiful! Would love to win it.

  • Sandra C
    November 16, 2019

    Would love to win the fabrics! Directions make the block look easier to make than I thought. Thankful for you carrying on Nancy’s learning and teaching legacy!
    Sandra C.

  • Karen A
    November 16, 2019

    Another great tutorial on a classic block. Thanks for all the clear instructions each month.

  • Hannah W
    November 16, 2019

    Another fabulous block with clear instructions. Thank you!!

  • Barb K
    November 16, 2019

    This will be a beautiful quilt–would love to win that bundle–Thanks for the chance!!

  • Brenda Heffner
    November 16, 2019

    Beautiful fabric created by a wonderful lady. I would love winning this fabric and I would always be reminded of all things sewing that Nancy taught me.

  • Suzanne Roy
    November 16, 2019

    The November block is very interesting. The colors in the fabric are perfect.

  • Bonnye
    November 16, 2019

    The fabric is beautiful. The fabric really makes the block.

  • Marilyn Dunstan
    November 17, 2019

    OMG, I just realized that the blocks on each side of the weathervane block are half square triangles. I thought they were squares sewn diagonally on the ends of rectangles. Thanks to Nancy and her team for these easy directions, I will now be able to sew this block faster and be more precise with my sewing.

  • Bonnie
    November 17, 2019

    What lovely fabric! It is perfect for the weathervane block. Thanks for sharing the great tutorial.

  • Susan
    November 19, 2019

    The Afternoon Picnic brings much charm to the Weathervane Block. With these easy to understand directions, it looks like a fun project.

  • Linda H
    November 21, 2019

    Love the fabric. Looking at this block, it looks difficult to make, but seeing the directions on how it is put together, it looks easy. Thanks for sharing Nancy’s wonderful tips with us.

  • Lorraine Alves
    November 24, 2019

    Nancy could do it all. I enjoy watching her Sewing with Nancy shows for her expertise and her great interviews. I’m glad her team continues her legacy with expert tutorials and creative projects.

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