Week #32: Alternate Block “The Posie Bloom”

Welcome to Week #32 of the MODA BLOCKHEADS SEW ALONG!

Today I’m adding another fun alternate block to our weekly MODA BLOCKHEADS SEW ALONG. It is called The Posie Bloom!

This week we are back around to Jan Patek with her fabulous primitive styled applique. If you are an applique fan, check out her lovely applique block through her link HERE and download the pattern directions for her sweet beehive.

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 have once again whipped up a cute little alternate block this week! It is a sister block to our first flower block, Tulip Bloom, a few rounds back.

… introducing POSIE BLOOM!
… this was the first block, Tulip Bloom

We decided to make a “sister” block to our first one for two reasons… 1- We loved the first one a lot and think it adds a wonderful feel to our evolving red and cream quilt and 2- We are going to alternate the 2 blocks in our setting. We will be making 2 of each so if you are following along with our version and layout as I know several of you are, make 2 of this one and go back and make (1) more of the original Tulip Bloom as well.

We made the 6″ flower this time too and think its perfect in this little size. The leaf set is more or less the same as the first, but the leaves are directly across from each other instead of staggered like on the Tulip block.

See below for an 8″ size as well. For a 12″, you would do (4) of this block and lay it out as a quartet.


  • Petals: Cut (5) 1 ½” x 1 ¾” rectangles (a1) from one fabric and (4) 1 ½” x 1 ¾” rectangles [a2] from another color or in our case, a different red print.
  • Stem: Cut 1″ x 3 ½” [b] [ I chose the same darker red print as in the Tulip Bloom block]
  • Leaves: Cut (2) 1 1/2″ x 3 1/4″ [c] [ I chose the same floral print for both]
  • Background for Posie: Cut (4) 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ squares [d] and (2) 1 ⅝” x 3 1/2″ [e]
  • Background for leaf set: Cut (4) 1 ½” x 3 1/4″ [f], (2) 1 1/4″ x 1 1/4″ [g] squares and (2) 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ [h] squares.


  • Petals: Cut (5) 1 7/8″ x 2 1/4″ rectangles (a1) from one fabric and (4) 1 7/8″ x 2 1/4″ rectangles [a2] from another color or in our case, a different red print.
  • Stem: Cut 1 1/4″ x 4 3/8″ [b] [ I chose a darker red print]
  • Leaves: Cut (2) 1 3/4″ x 4 1/8″ [c] [ I chose the same floral print for both]
  • Background for Posie: Cut (4) 1 7/8″ x 1 7/8″ squares [d] and (2) 1 7/8″ x 4 5/8″ [e]
  • Background for leaf set: Cut (2) 1 3/4″ x 4 1/8″ [f1], (2) 1 7/8″ x 4 1/8″ [f2], (2)1 5/8″ x 1 5/8″ [g] squares and (2) 1 3/4″ x 1 3/4″ [h] squares.

Note that for the 8″ block, many of the sizes use 1/8″ increments, so cut carefully and identify your pieces. Note that unlike in the 6″ block, the pieces above and below the leaves are not the same… [f1] goes above the leaf sections and [f2] goes below the leaf.


  • Use the info for 6″ blocks above and make (4) identical blocks.


FOR THE POSIE Add the (d) squares to 2 opposite corners of each of (4) of the petals [a1]. Use the SEW&FLIP method. Be sure that you are adding the squares mirror image from each other. Press out. Join those petals together as shown. Add [e] to each side.

FOR THE LEAVES: For each leaf, add the smaller [g] square to the corner closest to the stem. Use SEW&FLIP and press out. Add the larger [h] square to the corner on the outside of each leave. Use SEW&FLIP and press out.

For each LEAF, add [f] to the top of the leaf and to the bottom of each leaf 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!




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/

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  1. Theresa | 20th Aug 20

    I LOVE the Posie Sisters!!! Thanks!

    • joanna@figtreequilts.com | 20th Aug 20

      Oh, the Posie Sisters… love that!

  2. JOLENE | 21st Aug 20

    How do I find the pattern for the tulip block? Thanks in advance

    • joanna@figtreequilts.com | 21st Aug 20

      It was block #18… you will have to scroll back in the posts and find it under Blockheads Block #18.

  3. Samantha Bramich | 22nd Aug 20

    Hi, I’ve check through the archive to find the house block I thought I’d missed, which is shown on this page above. But it’s not there, is it an alternative block by you? Please may I ask how to find it.
    Many thanks for the amazing generosity given by yourself and all the Moda designers 👏👏👏

  4. Cynthia Schuetrum | 22nd Aug 20

    Hi Joanna , I am new to the quilt-a-long and just catching up . On your alternate house block for block 4 – is there a patter for a 12” block . I cannot seem to find . Thank you.

    • joanna@figtreequilts.com | 23rd Aug 20

      Only what we have on the post. I believe we suggested 4 blocks together for the 12?

  5. Toni | 24th Aug 20

    Are the dashed lines in the sew and flip method for the leaves the sewing lines? If so, it doesn’t seem like they would flip open correctly to match that finished portion of the block. It seems like the dashed lines should go from the upper right corner of the white square to bottom left corner of the white square for the leaf that will be on the right side of the stem (first diagram), and from the upper left corner of the white square to the bottom right corner of the white square for the leaf that will be on the left side of the stem (second diagram).

    • joanna@figtreequilts.com | 24th Aug 20

      Refresh your screen. It should all be good now.

  6. Carol Busch | 25th Aug 20

    On your Modablockheads photo I see a darling house (gingham), but it’s not one of the blocks in archive, where can I find it? It’s soooooo cute, I must do!

    • joanna@figtreequilts.com | 26th Aug 20

      Its one of our alternates… for Block #4 I believe. So just scroll through our blog until you find that post.

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  8. Patti McConnell | 26th Aug 20

    Is there a PET of the Posie Block. It is adorable and I have been putting all the blocks in a folder!

  9. Patti McConnell | 26th Aug 20

    Ugh, spell check. Not PET, but PDF

  10. Diane | 6th Sep 20

    I’m looking for a PDF pattern of the posie block to download and am unable to find it. Please help. Thank you.

    • joanna@figtreequilts.com | 7th Sep 20

      the Posie block was an alternate I did. It has no PDF, just instructions in the blog.

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