# Block 8

Weâ€™re eight weeks in to the National Quilters Circle Quilt Block Challenge, and weâ€™re getting so excited to see everyoneâ€™s finished quilts soon. But before we get there, itâ€™s time to work on block #8!

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 youâ€™ll find some instructions in case youâ€™d like to change the block size. In this post youâ€™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 â€“ we canâ€™t wait to see everyoneâ€™s work!

### Basic Instructions

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:
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:
Example: 20/8=2.5+.5=3

If you havenâ€™t signed up for the Quilt Block Challenge, thereâ€™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? Hereâ€™s whatâ€™s coming up next:

#### 13 Responses to “Block 8”

1. Mary Sherrieb

What happened to blocks 4 and 6? I did not receive them in my e-mails. I searched for them in spam and thought maybe I accidentally deleted them, but searched everywhere and they just weren’t there.. Is there anyway I can get those two patterns? Thank you, Sincerely, Mary Sherrieb

• Customer Service

Hi Mary,

Below are the links for Blocks 4 & 6, sorry that you did not get them:

Happy Quilting!
Kate
NQC

2. Karen

Why so much Fabric for one block? 2/3 yd. of Navy and Teal, then ! yd. of Pink.

• Angela

I believe the amounts of fabric and backing, batting, etc., are for the entire quilt