Paper Piecing Quilt Block Challenge: Week 5

How has the National Quilters Circle Mystery Paper Piecing Quilt Block Challenge been going for you so far? We love seeing all the beautiful blocks you’ve created – what talented quilters! We’re already up to week five, so get ready! This week, we will be making block eight and nine.

Over the course of six weeks, we will be creating the Mystery Ice Crystals quilt pattern, designed by the talented Toby Lischko.

Looking for fabric requirements? Find them here!

Click the button below to download a PDF with instructions for week five. Make sure to share your progress in the Quilt Block Challenge Facebook Group – we can’t wait to see everyone’s work!

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 your inbox each week. And make sure to visit Toby’s quilt gallery to see more of her beautiful work!

Other blocks from this challenge:

Mystery Paper Piecing Quilt Block Challenge: Fabric Requirements
Mystery Paper Piecing Quilt Block Challenge: Week 1
Mystery Paper Piecing Quilt Block Challenge: Week 2
Mystery Paper Piecing Quilt Block Challenge: Week 3
Mystery Paper Piecing Quilt Block Challenge: Week 4
Mystery Paper Piecing Quilt Block Challenge: Week 5
Mystery Paper Piecing Quilt Block Challenge: Finishing Instructions

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29 Responses to “Paper Piecing Quilt Block Challenge: Week 5”
  1. Kim C McKee

    With all the problems people have had with the sizing, I am surprised there is no 1 inch gauge on these blocks. I have found that to be most helpful.

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    • Customer Service

      Hello Kim,

      We have added the 1″ block to week 5.

      Thanks,

      Becky
      National Quilters Circle Video Membership

      Reply
  2. Karen Christensen

    There is no one inch block to measure these this time. What size should they print out?

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    • Customer Service

      Hello Karen,

      We have added the 1″ block to week 5.

      Thanks,

      Becky
      National Quilters Circle Video Membership

      Reply
    • Customer Service

      Hello,

      We are sorry to hear that you are not able to print this week. We have tested the pattern and are not showing any issues with printing. We would suggest trying to print using a different browser or to check your printer settings.

      Thanks,

      Becky
      National Quilters Circle Video Membership

      Reply
  3. amy york

    I love these blocks. I don’t have facebook so u fortunately I can’t share what I’ve done. I do have Instagram. If you are on Instagram I would love to see what you’ve all been sewing.

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  4. orepioneerk

    This has been real fun. I’ve just recently got into paper piecing and really like it. I took a picture of the ones I’ve done and put it on my face book site. I’m going to try something different with 8 & 9

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  5. Katherine Stoner

    I have seen some comments that the templates for block 9 are not labeled correctly for “C/Cr” and “D/Dr”. Any clarification on this would be appreciated. Thank you.

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  6. Katherine Stoner

    My email was incorrect so this may be a repeat. I have seen comments that the templates for block 9 are labeled incorrectly for “C/Cr” and “D/Dr”. Any clarification on this would be appreciated. Thank you.

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  7. Dawn Ellen Roberts

    Have printed all the patterns but am intimidated with paper piecing. Everyone blocks are so beautiful….any recommendations for getting started?

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  8. June Mausolf

    I have enjoyed the experience however I find it extremely difficult to have the A pieces correctly placed. It is finishing out beautifully tho.

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  9. Beverly

    There is no reference block on the paper pieced patterns. Are you putting out an updated pattern piece?

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    • Customer Service

      Hello Beverly,

      We have added the 1″ block to week 5.

      Thanks,

      Becky
      National Quilters Circle Video Membership

      Reply
  10. Carlie

    Is there a pattern set for Blocks 8 and 9 that has the 1” square to check correct sizing when printing them ? I noted that these last patterns don’t have the 1” square

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    • Customer Service

      Hello Carlie,

      We have added the 1″ block to week 5.

      Thanks,

      Becky
      National Quilters Circle Video Membership

      Reply
  11. Suzanne Stiles

    I noticed that there was no 1″ square to check sizing of the printed pattern or templates for blocks 8 and 9. I printed the pattern anyway, but put the paper pieces together for the first 6 1/2″ unit. It measures only 6″!!! I did print it off the computer, so it should have been right. What now!

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    • Customer Service

      Hello Susanne,

      We have added the 1″ block to week 5.

      Thanks,

      Becky
      National Quilters Circle Video Membership

      Reply
  12. Suzie

    Can we get a pattern with the 1″ block to make sure it prints to the correct size? Thank you for the great challenge!

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    • Customer Service

      Hello Suzie,

      We have added the 1″ block to week 5.

      Thanks,

      Becky
      National Quilters Circle Video Membership

      Reply
  13. Linn Smith

    Toby. Due to the fact that I’m not a very good judge of how. much fabric need for each piece, I’m running out of the light blue that has a little darker blue that looks like twigs in it. Do you happen to have an extra 1/4 yard of it? if so could you send me this and charge my card if you still have the number. if not call me. 515 961-3583. Marylin (linn) Smith. Thanks

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  14. Netta

    I’m learning how to do the foundation paper piecing with this project, the week 1 video on FB was extremely helpful. Thank you

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  15. dalebartonis

    My first time paper piecing. I am having fun and the blocks are beautiful out of my batik fabrics.

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