National Quilters Circle Quilt Block Challenge - Wrap Up

We want to send a huge thank you to everyone who participated in the National Quilters Circle Quilt Block Challenge, featuring the Pleiades quilt, designed by Gina Perkes of The Copper Needle! We hope you have enjoyed sharing this experience with the thousands of other quilters around the world. It has been so fun and inspiring to see the creativity and support of other quilters throughout this experience.

Be sure to keep an eye on the NQC Quilt Block Challenge Facebook group for a video from Gina recapping the experience and discussing the process of sashing and border portion for your newly-made quilt! You can find basic finishing instructions here.

If you loved this challenge and would like to see more in the future, please let us know! We’re now taking suggestions for future challenge theme ideas, so if you have a fun idea for a challenge, let us know in the comments below or share with us in the Facebook group!

The fun doesn’t need to stop here! The NQC Quilt Block Challenge Facebook group will remain a place to connect with fellow quilters to share project ideas, photos and tips.

Thanks again to everyone who joined us in the challenge.

Happy quilting!

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170 Responses to “National Quilters Circle Quilt Block Challenge - Wrap Up”

  1. janetpbj

    I love these blocks, and I can't wait to get started. I can't find the coloring sheet for Block #2 (Merope Star) Am I overlooking it? Thanks for this wonderful resource!

  2. Claudia Woodring

    I’m excited about joining and can’t wait to get started.

  3. Vicki

    Special thanks to Gina for all your hard work on this design. I stopped by the Copper Needle this summer it is an awesome store. Stop by!!

  4. Kate

    Is there a place to find all the corrections to each block? I have purchased the fabric and downloaded each block as they were available, now I am reading about some “displeasure” with the instructions. Thank you for your help. 😘

  5. Brenda Nimmo

    I really enjoyed making this quilt and all the challenges that went with it! I learned a lot of neat tricks and tips from Gina. Just wish she would give us some ideas on quilting it.

  6. Lizzy

    loved it! This was my very first "traditional", follow a pattern quilt. The directions were easy to follow. If i had any questions they were answered on the FB page. I got some help from some more experienced quilters, who I must say are very helpful, friendly and encouraging. When I was bored, sitting in the hospital with my BF after a motorcycle accident I read all the Negative Nellie's comments...sheesh!! very entertaining!! after a six week pause I got all caught up and am working on sashing and borders now. thank you Gina and NQC!!! yes, please do another. i'll be looking for it.

  7. Crystal Nichols

    Somehow I didn't get the #9 Block. I use yahoo and sometimes things don't come through. Is there still a way to get it please?

  8. diane Richardson

    I love these blocks and some how I missed this challenge. Can you still get the patterns for these blocks?

  9. Laura coste

    This was a fun learning challenge. I am going to make my second quilt in another color way. Im giving the first one to my best friend who loves the colors more than I do. Thank you Gina

  10. Doorthy Neal

    Looking for finish product of the 9block quilt.