Block 4

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Moving right along in the National Quilters Circle Quilt Block Challenge, we’re already up to week 4! Can you believe it? It’s time to get started on our fourth block of the quilt sampler: The Atlas 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: The Atlas Star
Block 5: The Electra Star
Block 6: The Pleiones Star
Block 7: The Taygeta Star
Block 8: The Alicyone Star
Block 9: The Sterope Star
National Quilters Circle Quilt Block Challenge – Wrap Up
Quilt Block Challenge – Basic Finishing Instructions

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37 Responses to “Block 4”

  1. Jan

    I am making the monochromatic version. It would be really helpful if each fabric were were assigned a letter and that same letter used through all the block patterns. In block 4, the dark is B, medium light is C and medium dark is D, but in block 3, dark is B, medium light is D and medium dark is E. This is very confusing. It is much easier to label a fabric at the beginning and carry that label through to the end. Also, it would be very helpful to label which fabric is the light colorway of the color chosen. Thank you.

  2. Mary Hope
    Mary Hope

    This is such an amazing pattern!!! Thank you Gina for all your hard work!!! I can’t believe this is a free pattern !!!

  3. LeeAnne

    Do the directions/instructions for the first three blocks of the Pleiades challenge have the corrections made? Or will I need to look back on the Facebook pages to find out the corrections?

  4. Mary B
    Mary B

    Late starting thinking of using William Morris reproduction prints I will know after the first block. What have you used.

    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hello Yvonne,

      I am sorry that you are not able to access the downloads. They have been tested successfully. I would suggest trying a different browser to see if that helps.

      Becky NQC Video Membership

  5. Dana Fadden
    Dana Fadden

    Same problem each week – the block is not highlighted and will not load. I tried doing what you suggest last week nothing happened. I waited until the next morning and all of a sudden it was highlighted and I was able to print the pattern. Just frustrating to not be able to get it on Thursdays.

    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hello Dana,

      I am sorry that you are not able to access the downloads. They have been tested successfully. I would suggest trying a different browser to see if that helps.

      Becky NQC Video Membership

  6. Carolyn Baker
    Carolyn Baker

    This email has a mistake. It says click to download third block and it should say fourth block.

  7. Mary Oratorio
    Mary Oratorio

    I’ve been looking at allthe blocks and love them hope to start one next week. Tks for sharing.

  8. Patty StClair
    Patty StClair

    Would love to receive the Blocks Patterns via email. Tried joining your FB Page and it was taken over by all of the Quilters postings. Had to unjoin but that doesn’t mean that I don’t love all of the ideas and especially the free pattern challenges. Thank You for the patterns and especially the instructions, since I am a very new quilter.

  9. Helen Bugni
    Helen Bugni

    I’ve been off of FB for a bit, just saw the new challenge and am looking forward to making the blocks and see everyone’s beautiful work.

  10. Pati

    I agree with Jan…keeping the letters and colors consistent across all blocks would have been helpful!

  11. Katrina Clevenger
    Katrina Clevenger

    I wish the colors would have the same letter label for each block. I’ve gotten myself all mixed up! My printer is not printing the colors correctly and I have to write my colors in on each pattern but I have to match up different colors to letters each block. This is frustrating.

  12. Sharón

    Joining late, and I’ll catch up, as these squares that people are sharing look grand. Thanks for letting us join late.

  13. Judy Sanders
    Judy Sanders

    Will you be showing how to quilt this with your rulers. I sure hope so. If not how about just the quilting pattern you used. Thanks. Love your rulers.

  14. Mary

    I cannot find instructions for week 9 block Sterope Star anywhere. Would you be so kind as to let me know where it might be hiding?