You'll jump for joy when you see the Johnny-Jump-Ups quilt block on your latest quilting creation. Featuring three flowers and a butterfly, the quilt block is part of the Fresh from the Garden quilt design. Download the Johnny-Jump-Ups quilt block as a PDF to print out the pattern. You'll need to enlarge the quilt block 125%.
To make the Johnny-Jump-Ups quilt block:
Background: Cut 1. All other pieces: Fuse double-sided webbing to fabrics. Leaves: Cut 2. Large petals: Cut 3. Small petals: Cut 6. Butterfly: Cut 1. (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 flower stalks and butterfly antennae. Sew buttons in middle of flowers, and sew beads to middle of butterfly and to end of antennae.
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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.