Block 4

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. Here we go!

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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56 Responses to “Block 4”

  1. Jean Byer

    Could you please send me the pdf for block 4. I have all the others but somehow missed that one. Thanks so much 🙂

  2. Lynn

    I have not been able to download Blocks 3 & 4. Can anyone help me? If so, Thank you.

    • Customer Service

      Hi Lynn,

      You can also check out the blocks on our Facebook page. We add them there and have all of the instructions there, maybe that would work better for you rather than sending you the link again. Let us know if you need further assistance.

      Happy Quilting!
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  3. Marie

    A friend and I are both making a block extra a month and exchanging. Love the blocks and the chance to sew with a friend. Can’t wait to start putting the final touches on the quilt. Marie

  4. Heather

    Please send me the instructions for Block 4 … there is no download here button … I have tried the links that you have sent to other people … and that link does not bring up the site with a download button

  5. Kathleen Reynolds

    How are other quilters getting all of the blocks? I see that some have finished completely, yet I cannot see where they were able to download weeks 6 through 9 and the assembly instructions.

    • Customer Service

      Hi, Kathleen. 6-9 along with the assembly instructions have not been released yet, so can only access up to block 5 as of yet.

      Here are the release dates:

      Block 6: March 30
      Block 7: April 6
      Block 8: April 13
      Block 9: April 20

      Happy Quilting!

    • Customer Service

      The 1/2 yard of fabric required is for the binding. 3 3/4 yards of fabric is required for the backing.

      Hope this helps!

  6. Betty Baugh

    I got the directions to the first 3 blocks and can’t find 4, 5, and 6. Have had 2 deaths in the family. Would you please send me directions?

  7. lois willingham

    hi, I’m late starting this challenge i have printed out the first 4 blocks, made notes on the fabric requirements and finished size, but didn’t see the square size when done. I think this will be a nice size to make out of my stash.

    • Customer Service


      The unfinished size of each block is 16.5 inches when pieced.


  8. Wayne Miller

    vet disappointed with service.Tried numerous,time to get directions,to make block three and four to no avail. Asked for help three times already. no help and I really like the quilt challenge .I guess I will have to quit trying to make the quilt. I also plan to tell others not to use you either

  9. Wayne Miller

    I still cannot get block three or four . this is the third time for this issue. Still no answer to my issue . no resolution

  10. rjrtoyou

    How do I download block 4. I can’t seem to get it to downloaded. I got the other blocks 1, 2, 3. Thanks for your help.

  11. brenda rolfe

    How do I get number 3? somehow I missed it last week or I did copy it and lost it. If I just know which one it is that would be all I need

    • Customer Service

      Hi, Dee. We’re happy to hear that you are interested in joining. Please contact us at 1-855-706-3538; our Customer Service Team would be happy to answer any questions you may have.

    • Customer Service

      Hi, Coral. The patterns are accessible by selecting “download pattern” within each block.

    • Customer Service

      Hi, Dana. We would be happy to assist you; we just need some more information. What happens when you attempt to print Block 4? Do you receive an error message? If so, what is the error received?

  12. Anne Kaluf

    Is it possible to send me Quilt Block #2? I seem to have missed that one. Thanks a bunch! Anne

  13. Connie Sue

    I am so loving this challenge. Is there a way to get all the blocks at one time?

    • Connie Sue

      I have changed my mind and retracting my question for the whole pattern. I am happy doing one block at a time.

    • Customer Service

      Hi, Connie. The Blocks are sent out weekly, one at a time, coming out every Thursday at 11 AM.