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