Monday, June 06, 2011

local quilt show quilt

DSCF3746 by aviva_hadas
DSCF3746, a photo by aviva_hadas on Flickr.

I know this is a bull's eye quilt & I recall that they were very popular on-line several years ago...

Does anyone have a good link to a how to? Or can any one describe how to do this? Thanks.

5 comments:

Saska said...

I had to dig, but here's the pictures to mine.
http://oklacookiemaker.blogspot.com/2006/07/start-of-bullseye.html
I might can find the step-by-step directions...maybe. It was real easy.

shannon said...

to create the blocks:

cut out one background square that is one inch bigger than your predetermined finished size. cut out circles that are decreasing in size by one inch (ie for a 8" finished block- cut a background square at 9" and four circles; 7", 6", 5" 4")

center the largest circle on the background square and top stitch 1/4" to 1/2" around the edge. a freemotion foot would be handy and easier. do the same with the other smaller circles, trimming the excess fabric from behind the layers to ruduce bulk.

make as many blocks as you want for the quilt, then cut each block into quarters and mismatch and sew back together and trim down to your block size plus 1/2"...

clear as mud?

sophie said...

Looks like you already have some good information. For a long time some bullseye block directions that I put together lived on AOL long after I no longer had an AOL account. These directions are in French, but the step-by-step directions are so good that you probably won't need a translation: http://struss.pagesperso-orange.fr/bonus/bullseye.htm

sophie said...

Ps. There's directions for a bullseye quilt in the book Quilts from Aunt Amy by Mary Tendall Etherington & Connie Teses--your library or guild may have it.

Morah said...

www.fatcatpatterns.com/Miscellany%20Designs.html

There are quite a few at the bottom of the page. No circles but it will give you the idea.