Quilt Block Challenge Fabric Requirements

It’s time to gather your fabric and supplies for the next Quilt Block Challenge, featuring the Pleiades quilt, designed by Gina Perkes of The Copper Needle! The first block is coming soon!

Below you will find two different versions of fabric requirements to create the Pleiades quilt. Gina has featured her favorite color combinations for each, but feel free to use whatever colors you desire!

The finished quilt size is 66 by 66 inches.

“I was inspired to create Pleiades by my love of the stars: both in the sky and in quilting. I love how versatile star blocks can be and the secondary designs that often result when combining them. This quilt is designed to transition through the full spectrum of color but can also be created in a monochromatic color scheme if desired. I named the quilt after one of my favorite constellations- Pleiades.” -Gina Perkes


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970 Responses to “Quilt Block Challenge Fabric Requirements”
  1. Susan Patterson

    Trying to join the challenge to receive emails for it. 3rd time trying. Thx so much.

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  2. DiAnne Craig

    Thank you for this opportunity!!! I love this quilt and hope to learn from you some of the amazing techniques and skills!

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  3. Ruth Woods

    I did the last challenge and it was so much fun. Always looked forward to the next block.

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  4. Patricia Swanson

    I didn’t receive this in my email, found it from another member. Please send to my email.

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      Hello Patricia,

      We are excited to hear that you are interested in our Quilt Block Challenge. To sign up to get the emails, please add your email address in this link. https://go.nationalquilterscircle.com/a10846/. Make sure to check your Spam/Junk folder for the emails, if you don’t see them in your normal email box.

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  5. Karen English

    Why did I not receive an email with this info? I previously joined the Challenge and I don’t want to miss anything!

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    • Customer Service

      Hello Karen,

      We are excited to hear that you are interested in our Quilt Block Challenge. To sign up to get the emails, please add your email address in this link. https://go.nationalquilterscircle.com/a10846/. Make sure to check your Spam/Junk folder for the emails, if you don’t see them in your normal email box.

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      Becky NQC Video Membership

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    • Customer Service

      Hello Sheila,

      We are excited to hear that you are interested in our Quilt Block Challenge. To sign up to get the emails, please add your email address in this link. https://go.nationalquilterscircle.com/a10846/. Make sure to check your Spam/Junk folder for the emails, if you don’t see them in your normal email box.

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      Becky NQC Video Membership

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  6. Cleo Yevchak

    I watch my grand daughter so mom can work and have not been very active with my quilting. I’m hoping this challenge gets me back to the machine.

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  7. Alice McCoy

    Hi, I am curious why I haven’t received any email from this new challenge since I didn’t have any issue with the first challenge.
    Thanks

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  8. Marylyn Downes

    OMG! Those points are going to be the end of me! But love the pattern, now to look at my stash.

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  9. Cheryl D Williams

    I did not receive any info on the challenge through my email. Is this normal?

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    • Customer Service

      Hello Cheryl,

      To sign up for the challenge you will want to click on this link https://go.nationalquilterscircle.com/a10846/ and enter in your email address. Please make sure you check your Junk/Spam folders to make sure the emails are not going into that folder.

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      Becky NQC Video Membership

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  10. Lucia

    I can’t wait to start. Thoroughly enjoy this idea of quilters from all over getting together and completing something beautiful. Every quilt will be personally unique to oneself, and I will enjoy so much scrolling through the combinations of colors as everyone’s quilts evolve. You’ve made thousands of people happy today. Thank you!!!

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  11. Cheryl

    I would love to do this! How often do the blocks start? And frequency of new blocks?

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      Hello Cheryl,

      The blocks are sent our weekly for 9 weeks.

      Have Fun!
      Becky NQC Video Membership

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  12. Mary Kulich

    Can’t wait to get started, unfortunately my right arm is in a sling. I’ll be a little late getting started!

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  13. Donna Seppi

    Looking forward to each star block, Can’t decide which is my favorite! Already thinking I will make a second with metallic Christmas fabrics! Am deciding on the colorful for my first!

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  14. Linda

    I am excited to start the Quilt Block Challenge. I did the challenge last year and made a quilt out of fabrics I bought while visiting Hawaii. I made the quilt and donated it to the Honor Flight Program here in The Villages Florida. I made it in the Hawaiian prints, and the border colors was rose. I suggested that the quilt be given to a female veteran….. I hope she liked it as much as I liked making it…..
    I love star blocks, so this years challenge should be a lot of fun. I have not decided how I am going to make it, colorful or monochromatic….

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  15. Anna

    As a brand new quilter with the last challenge, the directions were easy. I wasn’t the first or last to finish but I did!
    I’m looking forward to the next challenge!

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  16. Jude Dealy

    Looking forward to this. I’ve never done an on-line challenge before.(I have registered.) Am going away from my trusty Elna until 23 January. Please tell me that I’ll be able to catch up then.

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  17. Roxanne

    This sounds like so much fun. I can’t wait to go through my fabric and choose my colors. I’m impatiently waiting for the instructions for the first block☺

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  18. Nancy Starnes

    I am looking forward to this Quilt Block Challenge. I enjoy Blocks of the week, or month. Your quilt is very pretty and colorful!

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  19. Betty Miller

    I have printed pastels I would like to use to do this, all colors will make beautiful blocks !

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  20. K

    This may sound silly but, since the design has been done and the colors are picked, what exactly is the challenge?

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  21. Glenna Ites

    I love the color progression. I am starting my collection of fabric. Can’t wait to start.

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  22. Vera

    thanks for the early notice, i can at least see if i have all in need; i love the monochromatic version.

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  23. Donna

    This is a first for me. Not sure how this challenge works, but I’m keen to learn something new.

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  24. Janet Everette

    Please send emails so I don’t have to search on Facebook for weekly blocks

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    • Customer Service

      Hello Toni,

      Click on the Full Colored Version tab to open up the fabric requirements.

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      Becky NQC Video Membership

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  25. Sabrina

    Neat that it has 2 options for the color palette and that the needed yardage is listed in advance.

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  26. Kimberly

    I really like the full color version. Can’t wait to find fabric for the Quilt.

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  27. Sue

    I have a huge collection of 5 inch strips… can the pieces to this challenge be cut from these strips? I would like to utilize them if I could. Thanks!

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    • Customer Service

      Hello Sue,

      The 5″ strips will work for most of the cuts. There will be a few that are bigger but for the most part, they will work.

      Thanks,
      Gina NQC Video Membership

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    • Customer Service

      Hello Maxine,

      The challenge starts on 1/11/18.

      Have Fun!
      Becky NQC Video Membership

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  28. Debi Waldron

    Can’t wait to get my fabric and start. Love the pattern. Thank you for putting this together

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  29. Nancy McPherson

    Can’t wait to get started I also love stars have made 4 star quilts already and have another waiting for me to start besides this one. Hoping to learn new tricks. Thanks

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  30. Arvilla Trag

    Love the way you quilted this. Aside from the background, is this pattern jellyroll friendly?

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    • Customer Service

      Hello Arvilla,

      No, the Jellyroll strips will be too small for many of the cuts.

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      Gina NQC Video Membership

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  31. Carol Gardner

    Have never done a quilt challenge before so I am really excited about this!

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  32. Mabel Bulman

    Loved the last challenge but due to eye surgeries just now finishing but will also start this one

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  33. Suzanne

    Excited that I caught the big news of this next challenge. I made three of the Snowy Day quilts for each of my grandchildren.

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  34. Sandie

    Looks fresh and a bright way to start a new project for 2018, ENJOY sewing to you all

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    • Customer Service

      Hello Cindy,

      We are excited to hear that you are interested in joining the Quilt Block Challenge! To sign up just click on this link, https://go.nationalquilterscircle.com/a10846/ and enter in your email address. You will receive weekly emails with the block information. Have fun!

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      Becky NQC Video Membership

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    • Customer Service

      Hello Sheri,

      Batiks will be beautiful!

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      Gina NQC Video Membership

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  35. Deb Esposti

    So looking forward to this challenge. I just posed my first star quilt, hoping to pick up some pointers!

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  36. Sarah

    I’ve never done this before. I’m looking forward to it; thank you for the opportunity!

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  37. Lidia Martinez

    Looking forward to learning and reaching new goals. Pushing myself to succeed!

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  38. Lidia Martinez

    Looking forward to learning and reaching new goals and levels of quilting.

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  39. Carolyn Boykin

    Absolutely love these colors!! Can’t wait to get started!! Thanks for the challenge!

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  40. Anita johnson

    I am excited. Now comes the hard part in trying to decide colors to use lol

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  41. Rose Bagwell

    I don’t have a website or don’t know what that is, sorry not too computer savy.

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    • Customer Service

      Hello Rose,

      We would love for you to be a part of the Quilt Block Challenge! To get started all you have to do is click on this link. https://go.nationalquilterscircle.com/a10846/ Enter in your email address and the patterns will be emailed to you weekly. You can also get all the information from our Facebook site NQC Quilt Block Challenge.

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      Becky NQC Video Membership

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  42. Robin

    I’ve never done this before this will b a challenge for me please be patient with me

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  43. Beth Holman

    I’ve never done a challenge before and have a stash of plain colours that will do very nicely for this quilt. thanks for all the organising of such an event.

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  44. Maria Ford

    This is my first time this challenge and I cannot hardly wait to be a part of this.

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  45. Carolyn Belko

    I just added this project to my 2018 schedule-I can hardly wait to get started!

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  46. Jaycine

    Is it a requirement to make the whole large quilt? I was thinking of making two Valor lap size quilts with 4 blocks each for our local Hospice Valor program.

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    • Customer Service

      Hello Jaycine,

      You can absolutely make a smaller version.

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      Gina NQC Video Membership

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  47. Mimi

    I am all about color and love samplers so I am really looking forward to this project.

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  48. Vickie Turner

    I am a beginner/intermediate quilter. I am really looking forward to this challenge and learning new techniques.

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  49. Sue King

    Looking forward to making this quilt in tandem with so many others and being amazed by how different they all will look on completion!

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  50. Agnes Maiuro

    I can’t decide which to make, mono, or multi color. Hard decision. Will have to think on it.

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  51. Wendy Collins

    Last years challenge was my first quilt ever and I learned so much! I’m so excited to do another one and was so inspired by the people who did multiple squares for a larger quilt so I am going to try that this year! I loved the education and help i recieved from all the quilters, thanks!!

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  52. Carolyn Langley

    Looking through my stash, hoping to use colors from it. Looks like a wonderful quilt.
    Should be fun.

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  53. CHRYS

    I am so psyched! Loved participating in the last challenge and expecting to have just as much fun with this one. Love the patterns choice.

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  54. Céline Donati

    This project is absolutely gorgeous. I wish I could order the whole kit! We will have a lot of fun!

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    • Customer Service

      Hello Donna,

      The blocks instructions will be emailed out weekly starting on 1/11.

      Enjoy!
      Becky NQC Video Membership

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    • Customer Service

      Hello Barbara,

      The blocks will be emailed out weekly starting 1/11.

      Enjoy!
      Becky NQC Video Membership

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  55. Debbie Smith

    This is my first time to join a group, but it sounds like fun. Excited to learn from the group!

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  56. Lillie lane

    This is my first challenge. Looking forward to learning from others. I love stars too.

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  57. Kate Glenn

    This looks like a beautiful,and fun to make quilt! Is this challenge just about piecing the quilt top, or will Gina walk us through how to quilt it, too?

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  58. Colleen

    I hope I am able to follow the instructions better than the last time. Can’t wait to begin

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  59. J Christo

    I love stars, all kinds of stars. This quilt has a few I haven’t tried before.

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  60. Patricia E dabbert

    How often do we receive instructions for a new block. Am I correct the first block will start this coming Thursday

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    • Customer Service

      Hello Patricia,

      The blocks will be emailed out weekly starting on 1/11.

      Have Fun!
      Becky NQC Video Membership

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  61. Sandra

    I have a huge stash of Christmas fabrics, so am thinking this challenge will be an excellent chance to use them.

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  62. Cathy Wiles

    Looking forward to the stars. Did the last challenge with some friends. Good challenge.

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  63. Jeanne Leo

    Excited to get started on the challenge! I have not received an email so I hope I’m signed up!

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  64. Deb

    I am sew excited to start the Quilt Block challenge. I have never joined one before. I love to find different patterns and techniques.

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    • Customer Service

      Hi Catherine,

      The challenge starts 1/11.

      Enjoy!
      Becky NQC Video Membership

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  65. Evelyn

    I cant wait to start, this is my first joining a quilt block challenge. I love it!!!

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    • Customer Service

      Hello Becky,

      The Challenge starts 1/11!

      Have Fun!
      Becky NQC Video Membership

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    • Customer Service

      Hello Anne-Marie,

      The challenge starts 1/11.

      Enjoy!
      Becky NQC Video Membership

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  66. Meliss Swanson

    im finishing my first block challenge and enjoying it immensely. i look forward to joining this one.

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    • Customer Service

      Hello Kelli,

      The blocks will be emailed to you weekly starting 1/11.

      Enjoy!
      Becky NQC Video Membership

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    • Customer Service

      Hello Carrie,

      The challenge start 1/11.

      Have Fun!
      Becky NQC Video Membership

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    • Customer Service

      Hello ReNea,

      The challenge starts 1/11. The directions will be emailed to you weekly starting on 1/11.

      Have Fun!
      Becky NQC Video Membership

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  67. Leeanne Hopper

    This looks very exciting! I have also tried to join but received no email confirming. I check my spam & trash daily still nothing? Hoping you can help? Thanks from New Zealand

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  68. Linda Willey

    I am excited to join this – it’s my first challenge, and I am new to quilting. Been sewing for years, but not quilting.

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    • Customer Service

      Hello Connie,

      The challenge starts on 1/11. You will receive your first email that day.

      Have Fun!
      Becky NQC Video Membership

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  69. Wanda

    I need a breather after doing the 365 challenge and block Of week In 2017. Plus I Have Few Other Ufo”s To Finish.

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  70. Michele Erharx

    I am looking forward to this second Challenge quilt! My friend reminded me to sign up! Thank you for the opportunity!

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  71. Patches

    My guild is getting ready to celebrate its 35th anniversary. Is it ok if we use this pattern as a challenge which will then be the show case for our annual quilt show?

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    • Customer Service

      Hello Patches,

      Yes! I would be a fun challenge to do as a group.

      Enjoy!
      Becky NQC Video Membership

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    • Customer Service

      Hello Judy,

      The challenge starts today! You can get all the fabric requirements within this post. Click on Full Color Version or Monochromatic Version.

      Enjoy!
      Becky NQC Video Membership

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  72. Patt

    Looking forward to the challange, had hand surgery back in Dec and wanted a challange in using my hands again!!

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  73. Noemi

    Will the blocks come with instructions on how to do the Block???? This is my first quilt.

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  74. Susan

    I’ve been at a stalemate with quilting lately and need this inspiration to get me going again. Thank you!

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  75. Jeanne Hoiem

    Got my material, watched last night and waiting on pins and needles today for the first block. When can we expect to see it?

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  76. Pam Benbrooks

    Without all the drama, did the first square come out today? Somehow I missed it. Thanks

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  77. Diana

    today is 1/11 and i have not received any info about the blocks. i have also looked in my spam folder.

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  78. Kathryn A

    1/11/17. I have not received instructions for the first block. Will it be sent by email or only on Facebook?

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  79. Kathy Myers

    I did a block of the week last year and lived it. Looking forward to this year’s

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  80. Ellen L. Olson

    I signed up for newsletter and I have not received welcome as of now. I did try to sign up after I checked my spam when nothing was there, but it does say I am already signed up. I am hoping to receive newsletter.

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  81. Tania

    block 1 email not received, despite registering 5 times, and i have checked my junk (and every other) folder.

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  82. Jackie D

    Hi Gina, I still, haven’t been able to get the download, of the whole quilt, coloring sheet, or the instructions, for block 1…please help.

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  83. Jean

    Thanks for letting me join. Beautiful quilt. I am looking for the amt of fabric needed to complete this. Thanks

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  84. Johnnie Sciortino

    I’ve added my email address 4 times to receive the notice …. still have not gotten an email from you. Saw a link on Facebook and that is how I got the pattern. Please update your email list to include me. Thanks, looking forward to working on this quilt!

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  85. Cheryl Matthews

    I’m in the middle of making a Bear Paw Quilt for a couple that’s getting married. So nothing like starting a 2nd quilt when your already swamped with the first and small items too! CRAZY!

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  86. Deb Homan

    would like to start but haven’t gotten the instructions yet. Did get the fabric amounts and color ways!

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  87. Theresa

    Are you able to provide how much yardage is required to do the whole quilt using block numbers and not the med and dark colours. I am new to quilting and I am overwhelmed

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    • Customer Service

      Hello Theresa,

      All the fabric requirements are listed within this post. Click on Full Color Version or Monochromatic Version to get more information.

      Thanks,
      Becky NQC Video Membership

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  88. Debbie Opdyke

    Looking forward to this challenge. Want to learn how to do stars. Been on my learn to do list.

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  89. lynette ruta

    hello Gina:
    i would like the full quilt fabric requirements please. to plan my colors , thankyou. not sure where i could get that info. thks Lynette

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    • Customer Service

      Hello Lynette,

      The fabric requirements are listed within this post. Click on Full Color Version or Monochromatic Version to get more information.

      Thanks
      Becky NQC Video Membership

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  90. Carole BonAnno

    I have been watching for the 1st block but it hasn’t come through yet. When is it starting?

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  91. Joan Sandry

    Ive signed up to do this block challenge but for the life of me can not download the pattern, all the blocks ive seen have looked fabulous help please

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    • Customer Service

      Hello Terry,

      Click on the Monochromatic Version and it will lay out how much yardage you need of each color.

      Thanks,
      Becky NQC Video Membership

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  92. Mertis Bowen

    Anxious to do something outstanding for I am new at this. Thanks for allowing all of us newbies to be part of something good and doing something that we can be proud to say, I did it.

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  93. Donna Reid

    I still can’t get the pattern in my email but last night I was finally able to get it on Facebook. Would be so much faster through my email..

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  94. Karen Lafferty

    I
    I’ve never done a quilt challenge .But ready to try one .I have made a few quilts . But I have no ideal what a challenge is . So lets get started .

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  95. Penny Sullivan

    Do you know when we’ll start getting the instructions? I’ve seen some where they have it all completed. Have I missed something? Thanks again…Penny

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  96. Brenda Chouinard

    hi ….I signed up for this Challenge but have not received anything .I was away since Dec. and have just arrived but there is nothing in my mail box.I was so looking forward to making this challenge.Can I still get the pattern ….Thanks Brenda

    I signed up for this at the beginning but have not received the pattern for this challenge.I was so excited about doing another challenge please send me the fabric requirements .I was on vacation and just got home and there is nothing in my email or spam box……Thanks

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  97. Beth Pabst

    very pretty! I will probably use fabrics I have. I don’t have a “stash” like some people. I have leftovers.

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  98. Leatta

    I only have a black and white printer and struggling with color placement, any suggestions? Are all letter A’s background fabric, D’s yellow, and so on for each block or does each block have its own schematics for color based on the colored picture?

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  99. Jeri Daniel

    Please mail me the pattern for the 1st block.i can’t find it anywhere and I would like to participate.

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  100. Katie Vaclavik

    I haven’t made a quilt in a long time. I’m hoping during this challenge I will become excited about my love for quilting again.

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  101. Jennifer Noble

    Where can I find the blank color sheets for each block? Thank you for these challenges I just love them! It gives me something to look forward to for my Friday’s off.

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    • Customer Service

      Hello Jennifer,

      The color pages are located within each post. Block 2 did not have a color page, however I have emailed it to you.

      Thanks,
      Becky NQC Video Membership

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  102. Bernita

    I sure am glad I came back for a second look and found the monochromatic version. It really makes the stars pop. I recently moved and don’t have my sewing/craft room together yet, but I’m getting excited about getting it finished now.

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  103. Rene

    Enjoy seeing various challenges. Many are beyond my capabilities but like to see things to work towards.

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    • Customer Service

      Hello Cheryl,

      The finished blocks are 16″.

      Thanks,
      Becky NQC Video Membership

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  104. Lucille Castonguay

    I successfully downloaded Pattern #1 of current challenge and did not pattern #2. Please verify your records and send it to me or advise how I can get it. I signed up to receive on FB. Thank you.

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    • Customer Service

      Hello Lucille,

      We have tested the download of the Block successfully. We would suggest trying to clear out your cache and to use Chrome or Firefox as your browser.

      Thanks,
      Becky NQC Video Membership

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  105. Linda Cancilla

    I am a new quilter and this is my first block challenge. I want to try to do free-motion quilting and thought I would try Quilt as you go on each block. If the quilt finishes at 66 x 66, in yardage how much backing fabric would I buy?

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    • Customer Service

      Hello Linda,

      To get information on how much fabric you need, click on Full Color Version or Monochromatic Version.

      Have Fun!
      Becky NQC Video Membership

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  106. Inga Henagan

    Very excited to make this quilt. Love the design of the various blocks together. So interesting

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  107. CINDY SMITH GRAVES

    Love the quilt blocks, never done a challenge quilt before, how do I get the pattern??

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    • Customer Service

      Hello Cindy,

      Please visit our Facebook site, NQC Quilt Block Challenge. All the information is post on there.

      Thanks
      Becky NQC Video Membership

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  108. Ann

    OK, guess I missed it. I downloaded block #1 and #2, thought this was a block a month but find out it’s a block a week….where can I get instruction for the blocks I’m missing?

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    • Customer Service

      Hello Ann,

      We are only up to Block 2 at this point. The other blocks will be emailed out weekly in our weekly E-Newsletters on Thursdays and posted on our Facebook site, NQC Quilt Block Challenge.

      Thanks,
      Becky NQC Video Membership

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  109. Robyn Haworth

    Hi from Queensland, Australia. I haven’t started my blocks yet as I am waiting for an appointment at one of our Sleep Disorder Centres. I have sleep Apnoea & keep falling asleep at inappropriate times & in inappropriate places i.e. at my sewing machine.
    I have saved the blocks & will continue to save them until I can obtain the energy required, which hopefully will be sooner than later. Keep posting your beautiful blocks ladies for me to ogle.

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  110. Sharyn Boveee

    This will be my first quilt in many years. I made a log cabin quilt when my daughter was young.

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  111. Nancy Lepard

    I’m excited to make this quilt! What is the name of the middle Star, and have you given instruction on it yet? I think I might be behind…. today is 1/25/18

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    • Customer Service

      Hello Nancy,

      We are glad to hear that you are excited for the Quilting Challenge! We have only sent out the first 2 blocks so far. The third one will be emailed out today.

      Thanks,
      Becky NQC Video Membership

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  112. Debby Mathes