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Jump For Joy! – a paper pieced quilt block pattern

jump for joy left and rightJump For Joy! is a terrific design for those unusual fabrics — batiks, ethnics, jazzy geometrics, or vintage ’50’s and ’60’s prints. Black will often make the perfect accent color. Try using multiple prints within the figure or within the background. Maybe you’ll even find a fabric with faces just the right size to fussy cut.

 Choose either a square block (full pattern) or rectangle (trim off the 1″ side pieces along the vertical dashed lines). Click here for the mirror image block

Just a few fun layout ideas, below, for using Jump For Joy!  Note that for many of these designs, you’ll need both right and left facing block designs.






Daffodil – a free paper pieced block pattern

Daffodil Paper Pieced Quilt Block PatternBeing only a single paper piecing pattern unit, this cute little 6-inch daffodil block pattern is very easy to sew. Its simplicity makes it a perfect choice for the Miniature Garden Maze quilt.

Use three shades of yellow for the blossom and three shades of green for the leaves and stem to give added dimensionality to the design.

The PDF pattern provides both right- and left-facing versions of the Daffodil, which you can download here:  Daffodil-PieceByNumber

Petite Posies – a free paper piecing mini-quilt pattern

Petite Posies free paper pieced mini-quilt patternA Petite Posies mini-quilt is perfect for a cheerful little gift (think mug rug!), with the added benefit of using up some of your most colorful scraps.  Add a button or cluster of tiny beads in the center of each blossom if you wish.

Alternate Strips A and B side by side for the overall project size and proportions you want. The graphic at the upper right shows 4 pairs of A and B blocks for an 8″ x 8″ finished square, plus a tiny border all around, but you can make it bigger very easily by adding additional strips, or by enlarging the pattern pieces when printing/photocopying. Plan your fabric and color placement using the coloring page (included) before beginning to sew the blocks.

Download the Petite Posies PDF pattern here.

See my finished Petite Posies mini – blog post with photos.