The Fly Away Ladybug! quilt block is just one of many adorable blocks found on the Fresh from the Garden quilt design. You'll have loads of fun choosing different fabrics to really make the ladybug pop. Download the Fly Away Ladybug! quilt block as a PDF to print out the pattern. You'll need to enlarge the quilt block 125%.
To make the Fly Away Ladybug! quilt block:
Background: Cut 1. All other pieces: Fuse double-sided webbing to fabrics. Leaves: Cut 2. Wings: Cut 2. Head, body: Cut 1 each. (Do not add seam allowances to fused pieces.)
Place and fuse all pieces. By machine, applique all fused pieces using narrow zigzag stitch. Use same stitch to make ladybug antennae and leaf veins. Sew beads to end of antennae, and sew buttons to ladybug wings.
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ABOUT THE QUILT DESIGNER:
Phyllis Dobbs is the author of Dimensional Quilts and Fun with Flannel. Her designs appear in many books and magazines. She teaches and demonstrates quilt and stitch techniques at local and national levels and has designed a whimsical fabric collection for Hancock Fabrics. Dobbs is a member of the Society of Craft Designers.