Block 9

Well, we did it! We finally made it to our final block of the National Quilters Circle Quilt Block Challenge! It’s been an amazing journey so far, but we’re not done yet! It’s time to work on our final block: The Sterope 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

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79 Responses to “Block 9”
  1. Patricia

    I have gotten this to download, thank you. I like this pattern very much and hope to make in the near future.

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  2. Jackie

    I just printed the Sterope Star directions and there seem to be a lot of typo’s in it. Did I print an uncorrected version? I printed the one from the email I received to today. Also, I have the current version of Office 365 and it insists on converting everything to a Word file and it is just an awful conversion.

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  3. Paula S. Pike

    I’ve loved making this series of Stars. Some of the measurements seemed a bit off or wasteful but if you know what your doing you can adjust. I’ll look forward to the next QAL you host.

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  4. Diana A. Ingersoll

    I’ve been printing out these patterns and had no problem until this time. It is cutting off the right-hand side of the instructions. I might need that! Can you e-mail me the instructions so I can print the whole thing? I’ve tried different settings already.

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  5. Daniella Haendchen Santos

    Hello, girls. I didn´t find the coloring page about this block (sterope star). Please, would send it by mail? Thanks.

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    • Customer Service

      Hello Daniella,

      We are hoping to have the coloring page posted soon.

      Thanks,
      Becky
      National Quilters Circle Video Membership

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      • Janet Bonnell

        I don’t understand, why you would have a project but not have all the pieces to post. “coming soon” posted for monochromatic #8 two weeks ago!

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  6. Marg

    Thanks so much for the patterns, I can hardly wait to get started Thanks again

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  7. Mary

    I have enjoyed this challenge, and have learned so much! Thank you to Gina and everyone for all the hard work and artistry.

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  8. Theresa Baxter

    Thank you for accepting me at such a late time. Just discovered this group and am excited.

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  9. Nearissa Kasper

    Thanks so much I have really enjoyed this quilt. I am a bit behind because of health issues But I will get it done and post to your site. Thanks for all your tips

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  10. Mary

    I may be wrong, but I don’t think this download has Block 9’s corrections. The strips for fabrics E and F should be 8″ long, not 9″.

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  11. Lynne

    Will there be a coloring page and a monochromatic link added for blocks 1 & 2 there also is no monochromatic link for block 8.

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  12. CATHIE

    By downloading from this link, will I be getting a file with all the updates to the block instruction?

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    • Customer Service

      Hello Cathie,

      Click on the Download Pattern. This will give you the instructions for Block 9.

      Thanks,
      Becky
      National Quilters Circle Video Membership

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      • CATHIE

        I downloaded the pattern, but see that it doesn’t have the latest changes. On Facebook there are corrected page 1 and 2 files.

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  13. Lori Rogers

    Thank you for all the beautiful NQC Pattern Blocks. I found you late, so I will start on my blocks, as soon as I finish my 2 Oklahoma University I’m working on.

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  14. Katrina Brown

    I really enjoyed the challenge and I want to thank the designer and the folks involved at NQC for putting on the event and helping us all to become better quilters.

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  15. Linda Harders

    I haven’t started the last star but I have used my material all from my stash. I have tried to use all the different colors that were in the patterns. I have had some trouble getting my flying geese to come out right.

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  16. Pam Adams

    I absolutely loved this challenge! Gina, thanks doing this challenge. I’ve learned a lot and made some words, but that’s why we sew!! Too learn, mistake and correct..I can’t wait for the next challenge…very happy with my quilt top. Thanks again!!

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  17. Carol

    I think that the directions for block 9 are wrong. Top of page 2 says that you need 4- 2 7/8” finished HST. Later it says 3 3/8” square. What is the correct size?

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  18. marilyn rowley

    I have just completed all 9 blocks all made from left over fabric from other quilts. When I have added sashing and borders I will post a photo. I really looked forward to the pattern each week and am looking forward to do another quilt with you.

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  19. Sheila Webb

    Thank you for the beautiful blocks i am sewing number 8 and look forward to sewing 9 and putting it all together.

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  20. Sharon Fields

    Are the files listed here all the corrected final versions of them or do we still need to go through and find the correction pages that were posted? If so where do we find those corrected pages located at? Thanks.

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  21. Rose Mcglynn

    I would like to print out all the patterns for this challenge, but I can’t find a way to to down load them on to my iPad. If I could have a way to get them printed then I would be able to complete my challenge. Thank you for your assistance in this matter. Rose

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  22. Angie

    I can’t get the insstructions. I’ve read all the posts below and have tried all the suggestions. I don’t know if it is word or what but every time I open it it jumbles everything up and when I print it out I get big x’s on the paper.

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    • Customer Service

      Hello Angie,

      We are sorry that you are not able to download the instructions. We have tested the download successfully. Please try refreshing your browser and accessing them again. If you are still not able to access the download, we suggest contacting our customer service team at 1-855-706-3538 and they will troubleshoot the problem with you over the phone.

      Thanks,
      Becky
      National Quilters Circle Video Membership

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  23. Carol B

    I’m ready to finally start the 9 week challenge and I have printed all the block directions. However, I am missing the links to Block 1,2,8 & 9 for the Monochrome Directions. Also missing are the following Coloring Sheet links. Block 2 & 9. Would you please e-mail the links to me please. Thanks.

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  24. Bonnie

    thank you….can’t wait to get started…presently finishing 3 other quilts!

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  25. Margaret Taylor

    I have 2 full (42) layer cakes and some matching fabric. Can this quilt be made using layer cakes? If so, has any one got a picture of the quilt made from layer cakes, please?

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    • Customer Service

      Hello Shelley-Anne,

      The coloring sheet for Block 9 will be available soon.

      Thanks,
      Becky
      National Quilters Circle Video Membership

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    • Customer Service

      Hell Barb,

      The coloring sheet for this block will be available soon.

      Thanks,
      Becky
      National Quilters Circle Video Membership

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  26. Amy

    Have the monochromatic patterns for blocks 1, 2, 8 & 9? I am missing those instructions. I am, also, missing the coloring page for block 9. Can you email those instructions to me or submit a link so that I can get those instructions. Thank you.

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  27. Deborah Taylor

    I didn’t receive the finishing instructions for this quilt. How do I get them?

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  28. Jean Scrivner

    I cannot find the notes on finishing the quilt. Are they published somewhere?

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  29. Karen Wilkes

    I am ready for block 9, and I printed out the sheet for coloring and it is not the same block- it is a nine patch. Can you send me the one for the 12 patch?

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    • Customer Service

      Hello Pam,

      Here is the link to Block 9. https://www.nationalquilterscircle.com/article/block-9-2/ If you are still not able to access the block, please try refreshing your browser and accessing it again. If you are still not able to open it, please contact our customer service team at 1-855-706-3538, and they will troubleshoot the problem with you over the phone.

      Thanks,
      Becky
      National Quilters Circle Video Membership

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  30. Dawn

    Hi, I just found your website today. I took advantage of the discounted membership. And I downloaded the blocks. I am going to do one a week. Thanks for all of the work you do. And I am looking forward to learning.

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  31. Amy

    I just checked the pattern pages for Blocks 2 and 8 for the monochromatic versions of these blocks. Please send the 1st page of both of these blocks to me. Thank you.

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  32. Elaine Cory

    Are you going to post cutting instructions for the frames/borders to finish the quilt?

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  33. Janie

    So excited to get these star blocks! Just learned of the challenge so am late to the party! Everything downloaded beautifully, so will go to fabric store to start buying fabric. Smiling like loony bird!

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  34. Brenda Chouinard

    I finally finished this challengeit was a pleasure to see all the quilts .I would like to post mine but do not know how

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    • Customer Service

      Congrats Brenda!

      Please feel free to post your quilt on our Facebook page NQC Quilt Block Challenge.

      Thanks,

      Becky
      National Quilters Circle Video Membership

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  35. Kaye Clarke

    could you please send me the monochromatic design sheets for blocks 1,2 and 8?

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  36. Karen Leong

    Would it be possible to get the monochromatic pages for squares one,two, and eight? Thank you.

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    • Customer Service

      Hi Karen, unfortunately those monochromatic blocks were not provided to us and will no longer be available. We apologize for the inconvenience.
      Thank you,
      Hallie National Quilters Circle Video Membership

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  37. Jo Ann Griffin

    I have been downloading the Pleaides Quilt and do not have the following: The color sheet for the merope star. The monochromatic sheet for: celaeno star, merope star and the alicyone star. Can you send them to me. Thanks

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  38. Lee Ann Blue

    Dear NationalQuiltersCircle, I’m new to this block of the week challenge. I went to download the patterns for this block challenge and am doing the monochromatic version. There is no monochromatic pattern for blocks 1, 2 or 8. Can you please add those? Thank you!

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