Bullseye blocks by Kersten

Today I’m lucky to have a tutorial by Kersten of Frozen Knickers. She’s going to show you how to make the blocks for this hip little quilt. Which looks very honeybun friendly for all you honey-bunners out there. Thanks Kersten! I am so excited to be guest posting on Cluck. Cluck. Sew. today. Today I am going to show you how to make this Bullseye block. There is a lot of pressing so if you are one of those people who likes to get a workout while you are crafting this is TOTALLY. FOR. YOU! If your not one of those people, keep your iron close.

What you’ll need:

Printed Fabric: 2- 1.5″ x 1.5″ squares

2- 3.5″ x 1.5″ strips 2- 5.5″ x 1.5″ strips 2- 7.5″ x 1.5″ strips Neutral Fabric: 1- 1.5″ x 1.5″ square 2- 3.5″ x 1.5″ strips 2- 5.5″ x 1.5″ strips

1. Stitch the two printed 1.5″ pieces to the sides of the 1.5″ neutral piece. Press seams toward the print.

2. Stitch the two printed 3.5″ strips to the top and bottom. Press seams toward the print.

3. Stitch the two neutral 3.5″ strips to the sides. Press toward the neutral.

4. Stitch the two neutral 5.5″ strips to the top and bottom. Press toward the neutral.

5. Stitch the two printed 5.5″ strips to the sides. Press toward the print.

6. Stitch the two printed 7.5″ strips to the top and bottom. Press toward the print.

Simple as that. Square up your edges, add batting and backing, quilt it, bind it and you have yourself a nice little table topper or hot pad (add extra batting).

To make a Reverse Bullseye (so the center square is a print and the outside strips are neutral), just switch the neutral and print measurements and order. Assemble using the same directions. Want to turn it into a baby sized quilt (approx. 35″x42″)? Make 15 Bullseye and 15 Reverse Bullseye blocks. Alternate between the two blocks. Six rows with five blocks in each.

Update: Kersten just added these fabric requirements for making the baby quilt….
1 honey bun
1 yard neutral
1/3 yard binding
1 1/3 yards backing

20 Responses to Bullseye blocks by Kersten

  1. BoogaJ July 22, 2010 at 2:50 pm #

    I love the look of this quilt — simple and graphic. Just my style! I may have to give this one a try. Thanks for posting the tutorial!

  2. Jill and Cameron July 22, 2010 at 3:11 pm #

    LOVE IT! Any way to make this post printer friendly? I would love to make a scrap quilt using this pattern someday!

  3. Katie B. July 22, 2010 at 3:23 pm #

    Excellent. I have a few honey buns at home in need of a project.

  4. Leslie July 22, 2010 at 4:51 pm #

    this is beautiful!

  5. live a colorful life July 22, 2010 at 6:41 pm #

    Perfect. Exercising and quilting at the same time!

  6. CJ July 22, 2010 at 6:52 pm #

    Pretty! Thanks for the tutorial. Does that baby quilt take ONE honey bun?? I don't see fabric requirements as in yardage to start with, that would be helpful.

  7. Glenn Dragone July 22, 2010 at 6:54 pm #

    very nice indeed!

  8. teedle. July 22, 2010 at 7:09 pm #

    What a wonderful tutorial! Thank you!

  9. Carol July 22, 2010 at 11:25 pm #

    Wow, I just love this. Thanks for posting this.

  10. Magnolia Bay Quilts July 23, 2010 at 3:06 am #

    Very pretty! Thanks so much for sharing.

  11. kersten July 23, 2010 at 4:33 am #

    Thanks everyone!

    Fabric requirements for the baby quilt are:

    1 honey bun
    1 yard neutral
    1/3 yard binding
    1 1/3 yards backing

  12. Rachel@oneprettything.com July 23, 2010 at 7:01 pm #

    Wow, this is so pretty! Thanks so much for this, I'll be linking.

  13. amy smart July 24, 2010 at 6:21 pm #

    I love this! I have an Arcadia Honeybun I've been saving/hording trying to decide what to make with it. This is PERFECT!

  14. Rinachiyya July 27, 2010 at 12:34 am #

    Gorgeous quilt and love the materials.
    Never heard of a honey bun but now I know. Thanks for sharing.

  15. Matt and Kim Fairbanks July 31, 2010 at 2:49 pm #

    I love the fabrics used on this quilt! Do you know which collection its from?

  16. natalie. beyond the reef August 4, 2010 at 5:04 am #

    Me too, me too!!
    Can you tell tell me the name of this line of this grey/green/teal fabric?

  17. CJ August 4, 2010 at 9:19 pm #

    Thanks for the update of fabrc requirements!!!

  18. Sparkling October 10, 2011 at 12:47 pm #

    I like this pattern. It's not one I've ever seen before but it's simple and pretty

  19. Marianne @FrenchHappyNest April 24, 2013 at 3:42 pm #

    Hello ! Thank you so much for the tutorial. I've used it to make a quilt for my daughter, and I wrote a post about it today. I thought you might want to see it so here's the link : http://www.frenchhappynest.com/2013/04/colourful-bullseye-blocks-quilt.html
    Thanks again for this great tutorial and I love your blog !

  20. Jennifer Schifano Thomas May 24, 2013 at 6:52 pm #

    This is so, sew, adorable! Have a super day!

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