Sunday, April 26, 2009

Rosey Posey Block 4

I love this time of each month when the new block of the BOM Midnight Posies is posted. It is so fun to see all the bright colors and this simple Rose block is one of the brightest and most cheerful. And never was there an easier rose block than this one.
Download PDF block here.
This quilt has 12 blocks plus a machine appliqued floral border. Block #4 stars row 2 of the quilt. No new techniques are added to this block but the color placement becomes increasingly important as we explore all the possibilities of the versatile nine-patch block to create lots of different flowers. Next month we will introduce quarter square triangles to add to your repetoire of skills in this simple quilt. If you are a beginner you will be amazed at how this simple addition multiplies the possibilities in your quilts. Experienced quilters will enjoy how fun and easy it is to create such varied blocks with minimal changes in piecing technique. No matter what your level of experience, I hope you will love this month's Rosey Posey Block.
If you are joining us late and still want to get the first three blocks and the supply list, click on the image of the quilt in the side bar at right and you will get access to all the blocks todate. I will only leave the earlier links open for a few more weeks, so if you haven't saved the pdf files for those blocks, please do so right away. After June 1, only the current month's block will be available!
Thanks to all of you for your wonderful support of this project. Enjoy!


  1. Simple blocks are such great canvases for creativity!
    I like the way you have this one about a different deeper green next to the darker pink to carry along the shading?
    I love to see what people do when you give them such good starting points!

  2. What a great suggestion Sunnie! I learn so much from other quilters, and love to see what wonderful creative touches each quilter uses to make the blocks uniquely their own. Thanks!

  3. Thankyou so much for sharing this pattern with us. I kept checking for No. 4 block. I must admist I have not begun yet- other committments, but I love all the blocks.

  4. SO glad to see No. 4 posted this morning - is the full pattern available for purchase yet?

    Vacation day today - will make up #4 this afternoon! Fun...

  5. can you tell us what is the size of the finished quilt?

  6. Let me answer a few questions. The pattern is almost ready for sale. It is still out with the pattern testers and should be back soon. I have a few corrections to make and a couple of illustrations I want to redraw. It should be available in June. Since the blocks are only 9" the finished quilt is about 36 x 46. It is lap or throw size. Could be a wall quilt if you have a big space.


I'd love to know what you think! Thanks for sharing your ideas.