Jumping Jacks is a particularly fun design because there are so many ways the blocks can be laid out to create unique patterns. It is a good beginner quilt with basic piecing and cutting, or a quick make for baby shower or other gift.
When I first made the quilt, I had a tough time deciding how I wanted to set my blocks. You see, the black and white parts add two great features: to make the colorful prints stand out beautifully and to create a very graphic secondary pattern. The layout above was my favorite along with the one I chose for the final quilt.
The Jumping Jacks quilt pattern provides full instructions to make two sizes, a baby and a throw quilt. It is easy to make the quilt in any size by making more or fewer blocks. You could also change up the style by using different prints: mine is scrappy and it is perfect for scraps and stash, but you could also make it with pre-cuts (show off that favorite collection).
I hope you’ll give Jumping Jacks a try…it really is a fun quilt to play with!