Block 3

It’s time for week 3 of the National Quilters Circle Quilt Block Challenge! How have weeks 1 and 2 gone for you? We’re excited to working on our third block block: The Maia Star!

For this challenge, we are creating the beautiful Pleiades quilt pattern, designed by the talented Gina Perkes of The Copper Needle.

Looking for fabric requirements? Find them here! You can also find a coloring sheet for this block here.

The finished quilt size is 66 by 66 inches. Click the button below to download a PDF with instructions for your third block. And make sure to share your progress in the Quilt Block Challenge Facebook Group – we can’t wait to see everyone’s work!

Click here for the monochromatic design


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 Gina at The Copper Needle to see more of her beautiful work!

Other blocks from this challenge:
Block 1: Celaeno Star
Block 2: Merope Star
Block 3: Maia Star
Block 4: Atlas Star
Block 5: The Electra Star
Block 6: The Pleiones Star
Block 7: The Taygeta Star
Block 8: The Alicyone Star
Block 9

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55 Responses to “Block 3”
  1. Tori Howk

    Thank you so much for this challenge! It is beautiful, Gina is so talented (and patient), and we are all learning. Thanks again!

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    • Customer Service

      Hello Karen,

      The HST reference sheet is posted in our Facebook Group, NQC Facebook Challenge.

      Thanks,
      Becky NQC Video Membership

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      • Kathryn Weaver

        I am sorry, but I cannot find the Perfect HST sheet anywhere…only pinned post on the NQC block challenge page is block four… ccould you put a link here please?
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        • Customer Service

          Hello Kathryn,

          I have emailed you the Perfect HST sheet.

          Thanks,
          Becky NQC Video Membership

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      • Customer Service

        Hello Freddie,

        I have emailed the HST sheet to you.

        Thanks,
        Becky NQC Video Membership

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  2. Dana

    Block 3 is not highlighted and won’t download. This happened last week too and I had to send you a message and the next day it was ok to copy. Could you fix this?

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    • Customer Service

      Hello Dana,

      We have tested the download on Block 3 successfully. I would suggest refreshing your browser and try it again.

      Thanks,
      Becky NQC Video Membership

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  3. lynette ruta

    looking forward to starting, i have signed up right at the start but i now have some time .lol

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  4. Pat Meadows

    I missed getting Block #1, would it be possible for you to resend it to me? Thank you

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    • Customer Service

      Hello Johnnie,

      We are showing that you are signed up for the Challenge. If you are not receiving the E-Newsletter, make sure you check your junk/spam folders for the emails.

      Thanks,
      Becky NQC Video Membership

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  5. Katherine Warner

    I am really enjoying this challenge. Block 2 was tough but I kept at it until I reached the point where it is good (not perfect but good) Learning a lot.

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  6. Sue

    Am on holiday and have just found this lovely quilt block challenge, I am three blocks behind plus I’m away for two weeks, so when I get back I will have 5 blocks to do! Yipee quilters heaven!!

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    • Customer Service

      Hello Clarletta,

      Block 4 will come out later today within the E-Newsletter.

      Thanks,
      Becky NQC Video Membership

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  7. Lauren Pierce

    How do I get the challenge Off Facebook. Love seeing all, but takes up to much of my Facebook.

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  8. Wendy

    For some reason I am not receiving the blocks via my email – this probably isn’t the forum to solve this problem but are we supposed to sign in and download the block patterns ourselves each week or am I wrong in assuming that they will be sent via email? My memory is not my strongest suit so I wouldn’t be surprised if I am a bit confused. 🙂

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    • Customer Service

      Hello Wendy,

      We are sorry that you are not receiving the emails. They are sent out every Thursday in our E-Newsletter. Make sure to check your Spam/Junk folder to see if they are going in there.

      We would also suggest that you sign up for our Facebook page NQC Quilt Block Challenge. All the information is posted on there as well.

      Thanks,
      Becky NQC Video Membership

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  9. Marilyn Smithenry

    I missed when it started ,Sorry! Does it say how many yards of how many colors to buy to make all 9 blocks the same colors? Thank You!

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  10. Mirella Venturelli

    Ieri ho fatto la prima stella..sono entusiasta ..e le punte sono tutte perfette..Grazie

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  11. Lorene Jacobsen

    I’m really enjoying the challenge,but some of the terms are a bit hard for me!I am doing block 4 and have cut out block 5.As I am not all that computer literate I have not put any of the squares on line,besides I’m not sure I like them.

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  12. marilyn rowley

    I have just finished blocks 1 & 2 and they have turned out well. I am going to cut out blocks 3 & 4 tonight ready to sew later in the week. Thanks for the challenge

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  13. Vivian bertram

    Please send me the hst instruction sheet thanks I am falling behind. Trying to get caught up enjoying the challenge thank you

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    • Customer Service

      Hello Vivian,

      I have emailed you the HST page.

      Thanks,
      Becky NQC Video Membership

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  14. Judy Severs

    I am looking for the monochromatic design for blocks 1 & 2. When the BOW started, I was not interested in the monochromatic but now I would like to have the design for future use. Where can I get these two blocks?

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