Block 6

We’re moving right along with the National Quilters Circle Quilt Block Challenge and we’re already up to week 6! We’re nearing the home stretch… time to start working on our sixth block!

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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13 Responses to “Block 6”

  1. Kim Fletcher

    I'm late joining, but still interested.

  2. Lynn E

    Just starting, hope to catch up ASAP!

  3. Sharon

    I am interested in your quikt block challenge

  4. Elise Rothbard

    Ok I see where I can get it! Thanks

  5. Elise Rothbard

    I have joined late but would like to try. I see you gave the links for 4,5 and 6. Could I get 1,2 and 3 please?

  6. MeriLee King

    When I get the new blocks -- I am NOT getting sewing instructions. I do have for 1, 2, 3, BUT all I got for the rest is the amount of material AND how to alter the block size..... am I not signed up for the sewing instructions??? What do I need to do get one... so far so good, and I am sort of guessing the rest, BUT the instructions are on the sheet that has the pictoral view. HELP???

  7. Ruby Berry

    I'm late but would like to try this.

  8. Tracy

    I would like to join the quilt block challenge Better late than never!

  9. Vickie Greene

    I am excited to get started - happy 😊 quilting!! 🦋

  10. Sharon

    Thanks for letting me join, late starting but want to give this a try