Welcome to Week #18 of the MODA BLOCKHEADS SEW ALONG!
Hello on this beautiful Friday in Northern California! We finally have a day of sunshine after many gloomy chilly ones!
This week we are back around to the infamous Jan Patek with her fabulous primitive styled applique. Check out her lovely applique block through her link HERE and download the pattern directions.
If applique just isn’t your thing or you just don’t have the time or energy to work on a technique that is not “in your wheel house”… we did a cute little alternate block this week! Our version called TULIP BLOOM…
We decided to stay with the blooms motif like Jan but thought I would just go with a simple pieced flower using simple piecing and my favorite SEW&FLIP method. We made the 6″ flower and think that this is the perfect size for this block so that it is not too giant and not so small that it is crazy hard to piece.
But of course I know that many of you will need it in other sizes. For a 12″, you would do (4) of this block and lay it out as a quartet. ALSO I WILL BE ADDING ADDITIONAL MEASUREMENTS for an 8″ size THIS WEEKEND as that is the first chance I will get to sit down and do some extra math.
CUTTING INFORMATION FOR 6″ BLOCK
CUTTING INFORMATION FOR 8″ BLOCK
CUTTING INFO FOR 12″ BLOCK
PIECING & ASSEMBLY INFORMATION
FOR THE FLOWER Add the (d) squares to 2 opposite corners of each of the petals [a]. Use the SEW&FLIP method. Be sure that you are adding the squares mirror image from each other. Press out. Join those 2 petals together. Add [e] to each side.
FOR THE LEAVES: For each leaf, add the smaller [h] square to the corner closest to the stem. Use SEW&FLIP and press out. Add the larger [i] square to the corner on the outside of each leave. Use SEW&FLIP and press out. For the RIGHT LEAF, add [f] to the top of the leaf and [g] to the bottom and press out. For the LEFT LEAF, do the opposite and add [g] to the top of the leaf and [f] to the bottom. Sew and press out.
FOR THE STEM: Add RIGHT LEAF to the right and LEFT LEAF to the left of the stem. Press toward stem. Add the stem section to the bottom of the flower section Press open. Enjoy!
In case you missed it, here is our little VIDEO HERE of our first 14 Blockhead blocks from the first round!
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This Archive will be updated each week by MODA, in descending chronological order, with the newest block at the top. This is such a fabulous resource! We will keep this link in each week’s post here ON OUR BLOG as a resource.
If you have any questions at all, ask me in the comments below. Happy sewing friends!
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Here is a list of all the designers participating this year in the order that they have posted their weekly blocks. We are starting “round 2” so each designer already has one block on their block and we are now starting again at the top. Go check them out! They are a great group of ladies!
1.15 – Corey Yoder – https://corianderquilts.com/
1.22 – Sherri McConnell – https://www.aquiltinglife.com/
1.29 – Betsy Chutchian – http://betsysbestquiltsandmore.blogspot.com/
2.5 – Jan Patek – http://janpatek.blogspot.com/
2.12 – Brigitte Heitland – https://www.brigitteheitland.de/blog
2.19 – Lisa Bongean – https://lisabongean.com/
2.26 – Lissa Alexander – http://modalissa.com/
3.4 – Laurie Simpson – http://minickandsimpson.blogspot.com/
3.11 – Vanessa Goertzen – https://lellaboutique.blogspot.com/
3.18 – Stacy Iest Hsu – https://www.stacyiesthsu.com/blog/
3.25 – Robin Pickens – https://www.robinpickens.com/
4.1 – Janet Clare – http://janetclare.co.uk/blog/
4.8 – Jen Kingwell – www.jenkingwelldesigns.com/blog
4.15 – Joanna Figueroa – https://blog.figtreeandcompany.com/
Somehow I missed this lovely interview/article that MODA FABRICS posted on their blog last…August 4, 2021