Block 2


Week 1 of the National Quilters Circle Quilt Block Challenge was a blast – we loved seeing all the beautiful color combinations you have chosen! It’s now time for week 2 and our second block. Get ready!

For this challenge, we are working on the beautiful Snowy Day Quilt Sampler designed by Andrea Smith of Happy Cloud Creations. The finished size of the quilt will be 56.5 x 56.5 inches, but below you’ll find some instructions in case you’d like to change the block size. In this post you’ll also find information on fabric requirements and other tips on fabric and color choice.

Click the button below to download a PDF with instructions for the second block. And make sure to share your progress in the Quilt Block Challenge Facebook Group – we can’t wait to see everyone’s work!


Basic Instructions

1. Read all instructions before beginning your block.

2. All seam allowances are 1/4 inch.

3. Pattern assumes most width of fabrics are 42 inches. If you like to prewash your fabric, you will want to purchase 1/4 yard more fabric to account for shrinkage.

4. Basic sewing, piecing, and quilting knowledge needed.

Fabric Needed

Color A (Navy): 2/3 yard

Color B (Pink): 1 yard

Color C (Teal): 2/3 yard

Color D (Grey): 2 1/2 yards (includes 1 yard of sashing)

Binding: 1/2 yard Backing: 3 3/4 yard

Andrea has chosen pretty pinks and blue hues for her design, but feel free to use whatever colors use like. It is recommended you keep Color D a contrasting color from Color A, B, and C to help the designs stand out. This design would also make a great scrappy quilt.

How to Change Block Size

Where the pattern says 4.5 x 4.5:

    Divide your total finished size block by 4 and add .5
    Example: 20/4=5+.5=5.5

Where the pattern says 5.25 x 5.25 (squares used for hst):

    Use the previous number and add .75
    Example: 5.5+.75=6.25

Where the pattern says to use 2.5 inch strip:

    Divide your total finished size block by 8 then add .5
    Example: 20/8=2.5+.5=3

If you haven’t signed up for the Quilt Block Challenge, there’s still time! You can sign up here to make sure you get the block assignments delivered to you inbox each week. And make sure to visit Andrea on Facebook, Instagram, and Etsy to see more of her beautiful work!

Ready for the next block? Here’s what’s coming up next:

Block 1
Block 2
Block 3
Block 4
Block 5
Block 6
Block 7
Block 8
Block 9
Finishing/Assembly Instructions

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22 Responses to “Block 2”

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  1. Barbara Rowland

    I misplaced my copy of block #1 that I made. Is there a way i could get a copy of it? Could that be resent to my email? Thanks Barb

  2. Bernadine

    How do I get to see what other people have done so far with this challenge?

  3. Ruth

    Received block 2 today and was so excited. We are on winter vacation and cannot work on quilt till we get home but what I am writing about us that I didn’t receive block 1. I assumed the challenge had not started yet. Thank you for your time and hope I get the starting point of the quilt.

  4. CRyan

    I must have missed how much material to buy of each color. Can you tell me what I need or where I can find that information? Thanks!