April 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Fan Block

April 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Fan Block

Nancy’s Red Elegance

2020 Block of the Month April: Fan Block

Introducing the fourth 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 Fan Block, also known as 1/4-Wagon Wheel Block, is quickly made with fan wedges and a little bias trim!

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 April Fan Block.

 

April 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Fan Block

 

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

 

April Fan Block

NOTE: This block is 8-1/2″ square; 8″ finished square when sewn into finished quilt.

Block Fabrics

For the Nancy’s Red Elegance April Fan Block, select the following four fat quarter fabrics from the NEW! Red Elegance Fat Quarter Bundle along with the “Wagon Wheel & Fan” Template from the Carefree Curves Template Set.

 April 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Fan Block

 

Red Elegance Brick Textured, Red Elegance Brick Rose, Red Elegance Cream Rose and Red Elegance Red Rose.

 

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

Gather Supplies

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 four of Nancy’s super-simple Fan Blocks from just three fabrics, and a little bias trim made from a fourth fabric!

April 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Fan Block

April 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Fan Block

April 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Fan Block

April 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Fan Block

April 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Fan Block

Construct the Blocks

Build the Fan Appliqué

April 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Fan Block

 

  • Align the lower Wagon Wheel & Fan Template along edge of fabric strip, and trace template side edges, and trace the curve die-cut opening. Trace four fan wedge shapes.
April 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Fan Block
April 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Fan Block
April 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Fan Block
April 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Fan Block
April 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Fan Block

 

  • Set sewing machine for a scant 1/4″ seam, and stitch side seam on right only.
April 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Fan Block
  • Press seam allowance flat, then press open.
April 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Fan Block
April 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Fan Block
  • Repeat steps above, stitching side seam on left only, and create two fan appliques with the Red Rose fan wedge located at left.
April 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Fan Block
  • Layer one fan unit to one 8-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ background fabric square, matching cut edge. Pin.
April 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Fan Block
  • Baste along lower edge and side left edge – stitching within the scant 1/4″ seam allowance.
April 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Fan Block

 Create Fusible Bias Tape

  • Press the folded bias strip, as it exits the narrow end of the maker – the fabric edges are magically folded toward center.

April 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Fan Block

 

Finish the Blocks

  • Remove paper backing from fusible bias, and position bias tape over the curved fan edges.
  • Using an iron, press the fusible bias tape in place – to conceal the cut edges of the fan appliqué.

April 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Fan 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.

April 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Fan Block
  • Repeat steps above and and cover the remaining fan appliqué cut edge.

April 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Fan Block

April 2020 NZP Block of the Month: Fan Block

The Nancy’s Red Elegance April Fan Blocks are complete!

 

 

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Nancy Zieman Productions The Blog Giveaway

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! 2020 Nancy Zieman Productions Free! Block of the Month Mystery Quilt Series and/or The April Fan 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 exclusive S!S button & sticker, from the April 11 and 14 Blog Posts, NEW! Stitch it! Sisters Tunic Pattern Fitting – The Nancy Zieman Way – Program 113 and Stitch it Sisters Tunic Pattern Fitting Tutorial the Nancy Zieman Way – McCall’s M8022, is Susan Du.

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Her comment is: I have always been fascinated by this technique when Nancy demonstrated it years ago. Thank you for the refresher video and I’d love to try a basic tunic using this technique.

 

 

Happy Quilting!

Team Nancy Zieman

Nancy Zieman Productions. LLC.

 

 

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